About Me

James Bio Photo October 2017 SizedHi, I’m James Knuckles. As an academic and consultant, I research, teach, and work on market-based approaches to sustainable international development.

I am in the final year of a Ph.D. in Management at Cass Business School in London, where my research and teaching focus on social enterprises from both strategy and supply chain management perspectives.

As a consultant, my expertise is in the business models and regulatory frameworks for off-grid energy technologies. I currently work with the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) to support the development of mini-grids in over a dozen countries around the world. I have previously worked with the U.S. Department of Energy, a global solar products company, and start-up social enterprises in California, Honduras, and Haiti.

I have a Master of Research from Cass Business School, a dual MBA+Master’s in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and a BA in Math and French from Bowdoin College.

Thank you for your interest!