Jeremy Grantham, British-born founder and chief investment strategist of money manager Grantham, Mayo, van Otterloo & Co. LLC, became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his philanthropic activities in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Nov. 11.
Mr. Grantham was invested as a CBE at the ceremony by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and was originally part of the Queen's Birthday Honors List in June for his climate-change-related philanthropy.
The CBE is awarded to designees for achievement in their fields. Mr. Grantham founded the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment in 1997 with his wife, Hannelore Grantham.
One of the recipients of the foundation has been the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London.
In a June news release announcing the honor, Sir Brian Hoskins, chairman and founding director of the Grantham Institute, said: “It was with great delight that we read about Jeremy's well-deserved CBE in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honors List. This is a fine recognition of his outstanding leadership in climate change action and reflects well on everyone associated with the institutes that hold his name and, indeed, the many academics the foundation has supported over recent years.”
Mr. Grantham said at the time: “Simply put, climate change is the most important problem we face in the long-term. If we fail in this, everything else we achieve will be for nothing.”