Sam Inglis


Sam is a researcher and geoscientist who has worked for a number of NGOs and academic institutions, focusing on environmental issues throughout Asia. He was employed by ADM Capital Foundation from 2016 to 2019, most recently as Environment Research Manager, overseeing projects on water security and wildlife crime. He obtained an MSc from the University of Exeter, UK, in 2013, with his research focusing on changing dynamics of the cryosphere and the impacts on societies in Asia and South America.

I have a strong background in research, having co-authored several reports and articles on environmental issues in Asia. These ranged from mountain hazards in the Sutlej River basin and GLOFs in the Karakoram and Southern Alps, to the threats posed by climate change to Hong Kong's leading gas companies and mapping potential pathways to sustainable development in Myanmar, to the consequences of melting ice on Philippine communities.

In recent years I have co-authored several public-facing reports on environmental issues in Hong Kong. The first, 'The Illusion of Plenty', explored water security, and the second, 'Trading in Extinction', examined the illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong.

I am a passionate advocate for change, striving to convert hard science into an intelligible and actionable form. In June 2017, I was among speakers lobbying Hong Kong's Legislative Council to ban the local trade in ivory. In 2016, I wrote for Columbia University's 'GlacierHub' blog, whilst also working for the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication social media team. In late 2015, I joined former Chief Climate Negotiator for the Philippines, Naderev "Yeb" Saรฑo, in a 1500km journey - the 'People's Pilgrimage'. We crossed France, Switzerland & Italy on foot over the course of two months, directly engaging communities & raising awareness about the impacts of climate change.

I walk the talk and strive to shine a light of issues and work on the front lines to develop practicable solutions.

Specialities: project management, research, editorial, problem solving, science communication, climate science.