Clive Bates

July 27, 2020

Clive Bates
Counterfactual Consulting Limited


Clive Bates has had a diverse career in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  After securing a degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, he worked in IT marketing for IBM. In a switch of career, he took a master’s in environmental technology and went on to work as an environmental and public health campaigner. In 2003, he joined Prime Minister Blair’s Strategy Unit as a senior civil servant pursued a public sector career in environment and sustainability roles in the UK and for the United Nations in Sudan. At the start of 2013, he opened a new venture, Counterfactual, a consulting and advocacy practice focused on a pragmatic approach to sustainable development, energy policy and public health.

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