Lucas has tackled climate change from a range of different angles. He's worked as a researcher on the international climate negotiations, helped Oxfam develop their position on climate justice, developed many of the forestry aspects of New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, founded a company that helps people build more sustainable homes which won people's choice and judges choice awards from Climate Colab, and currently leads the development of a big corporate's climate change strategy. Last year, he launched the Auckland Climathon, an event where >150 participants worked on launching climate related businesses during a 24 hour period.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD and has a general interest in business and finance. He has experience developing impact models and measuring the wider benefit of a project.