Prof Benjamin Cashore

Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Benjamin Cashore holds the Li Ka Shing Chair in Public Management at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and is director of LKYSPP’s Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES).

He specialises in global and multi-level environmental governance, comparative public policy, and transnational business regulation/corporate environmental social governance (ESG) innovations. His substantive research interests include climate policy, biodiversity conservation/land use change, and sustainable environmental management of forests and related agricultural sectors. His geographic focus includes Southeast Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe.

Cashore’s theoretical interests include the potential of anticipatory policy design for identifying path dependent policy mixes capable of ameliorating “super wicked” environmental problems; the legitimacy and authority requirements of non-state market driven (NSMD) global governance; and the influence of economic globalisation on domestic environmental policies.