Senior Analyst, Food & Carbon Systems, GreenBiz Group
Jim Giles is an analyst, journalist and entrepreneur working on climate media, events and technology.
At GreenBiz Group he has led the launch of three new conferences: VERGE Carbon in 2019, VERGE Food in 2020 and, this year, VERGE Net Zero, a new standalone event dedicated to helping companies navigate to a net-zero future.
As a consultant, he has helped environmental organizations create harder-hitting content, reach more people, and better understand how their content changes the hearts and minds of those who encounter it. Clients include the European Climate Foundation, Carbon Brief, the Epicenter for Climate Solutions, and Anthropocene Magazine. He has also edited for and advised numerous media companies, including Quartz, Medium, the Wellcome Trust, and Nature.
He was previously CEO of Timeline, a San Francisco media startup, and the co-founder of Matter, a multi-award-winning investigative long-form site that launched via a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Matter was acquired by Medium in 2013. In 2017, he was a graduate of the Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University.
He began his career as a science and technology reporter. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Economist, The Guardian, and many other publications.