Thomas is the Director of Universal Owner; a mission-driven start-up that uses the power of objective data to help the finance sector improve its stewardship activities. Using unique analytical methods, we are helping investors to assess the impact of engagement activities to drive best practice and company behavior change. Before Universal Owner, Thomas co-founded InfluenceMap, where he led the development of its analysis of corporate lobbying and FinanceMap to benchmark the climate performance of asset managers. He has worked internationally in Canada and Germany and has a degree in Politics and an MSc in International Security and Global Governance from Birkbeck, University of London. Thomas is on the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 list for Europe Law and Policy.