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  • James A. Harmon

    CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD - Chairman, Caravel Management LLC; former President of the Export-Import Bank, United States

    Mr. Harmon is Chairman of Caravel Management LLC, the investment manager of the Caravel Fund (International) Ltd., an emerging and frontier markets fund that was launched in 2004. Mr. Harmon is...

  • Harriet C. Babbitt

    VICE CHAIR - Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States, United States

    Harriet (Hattie) Babbitt is an attorney in Washington, D.C., where she provides counsel at the intersection of law, policy, and public interest.

    Babbitt serves on a number of not-for-...

  • Susan Tierney

    VICE CHAIR - Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc. United States

    Dr. Tierney is an expert on energy policy and economics, specializing in the electric and gas industries. She has consulted to companies, governments, non-profits, and other organizations on...

  • Frances Beinecke

    President, Natural Resources Defense Council, United States

    Frances Beinecke is the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). NRDC, one of the United States’ most influential environmental action groups, uses law, science and the support...

  • Afsaneh M. Beschloss

    President and CEO, The Rock Creek Group, United States

    Afsaneh Beschloss is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Rock Creek Group. Prior to this, Ms. Beschloss was the Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of the World Bank, responsible for...

  • Felipe Calderón

    Former President of Mexico

    Felipe Calderón served as President of Mexico from December 1, 2006, to November 30, 2012, and was leader of Mexico’s National Action Party (PAN) from 1996 to 1999.

    While president,...

  • Robin Chase

    Founder & CEO, Buzzcar; co-founder & former CEO, Zipcar; founder and CEO, GoLoco

    Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur whose work focuses on ways in which technology can be used to maximize efficient use of expensive resources. We might think of her approach as high-...

  • Chen Jining

    Professor and President, Tsinghua University (Beijing), China

    Professor Chen Jining is the President at Tsinghua University. He was formerly chairman of the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering. His research areas include environmental systems...

  • Tiffany Clay

    Vice President, TPG Alternative & Renewable Technologies, United States

    Ms. Clay is a Vice President at TPG and founding member of the TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies (ART) investment team. She originally joined TPG Capital in their leveraged buyout group...

  • Daniel Cruise

    Corporate Officer and Vice President, Global Public and Government Affairs, Alcoa

    Daniel Cruise joined Alcoa in October 2009 as Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, responsible for global, national, state and local governmental and regulatory affairs and other...

  • Dino Patti Djalal

    Presidential Candidate in the Republic of Indonesia

    Dr. Dino Patti Djalal is a Presidential Candidate in the Republic of Indonesia. He served as the Indonesian Ambassador for the United States from 2010-2013.

    Dr. Djalal joined the...

  • Daniel L. Doctoroff

    President of Bloomberg, LP

    Daniel L. Doctoroff became President of Bloomberg, LP, the leading global provider of financial data, analytics and news, in January 2008.

    Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr. Doctoroff was...

  • Alice F. Emerson

    VICE CHAIR EMERITA - President Emerita, Wheaton College, United States

    Born into an academic family, Alice F. (Tish) Emerson has spent most of her life in educational activities. She attended a public high school near Philadelphia where she grew up, then went to...

  • Jamshyd N. Godrej

    Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd., India

    "Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd., India"

    Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He joined the...

  • Al Gore

    Chairman of Generation Investment Management, London; and former Vice President of the United States

    Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple, Inc.'s board of...

  • Renée Jones-Bos

    Secretary General in the Dutch Foreign Ministry

    Her Excellency Renée Jones-Bos served as Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States from August 2008 to June 2012.

    She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1981 and was posted...

  • Caio Koch-Weser

    Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group, Germany

    Mr. Caio Koch-Weser is Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank Group (since 2006) with global responsibilities for strategy; government, regulatory and corporate advisory; and co-ordination and...

  • Jonathan Lash

    President, Hampshire College

    Jonathan Lash, the sixth President of Hampshire College, has served previously as president of World Resources Institute (WRI), senior staff attorney of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and...

  • Jaime Lerner

    President, Instituto Jaime Lerner, former Governor of Parana, former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil

    Jaime Lerner is an architect and urban planner and founder of the Instituto Jaime Lerner. Former president of the UIA-International Union of Architects, three-time mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, he...

  • Kathleen McGinty

    Managing Director, Strategic Growth, Weston Solutions, Inc., United States

    The Honorable Kathleen A. McGinty is Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Strategic Growth at Weston Solutions, Inc. a company focused on sustainable property remediation and redevelopment...

  • Preston R. Miller, Jr.

    Partner, The Tremont Group, LLC, United States

    Preston R. (Jeff) Miller is a founding Partner of The Tremont Group, a private investment and strategic advisory firm based in the Boston area specializing in energy and the environment. He was a...

  • Göran Persson

    Chairman, Sveaskog; Former Prime Minister of Sweden, Sweden

    Göran Persson served as Prime Minister of Sweden between 1996 and 2006. During Sweden’s EU Presidency in 2001, Mr. Persson was President of the European Council. He served as Minster of Finance...

  • Bill Richardson

    Former Governor of New Mexico, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former Energy Secretary, United States

    Bill Richardson completed his second term as Governor of New Mexico in December 2010. Since entering life as a private citizen, Governor Richardson was named chairman of APCO Worldwide’s executive...

  • Stephen M. Ross

    Chairman and CEO, Related Companies LP, United States

    Stephen M. Ross is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Related. Mr. Ross formed the company in 1972 to develop, finance and manage government-assisted rental apartments. Today,...

  • William D. Ruckelshaus

    CHAIRMAN EMERITUS - Strategic Director, Madrona Venture Group; former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States

    William D. Ruckelshaus is currently a Strategic Director of Madrona Venture Group, formed in 1999 and a principal of Madrona Investment Group, L.L.C. In 1970 Mr. Ruckelshaus became the first...

  • Alison Sander

    Director, Center for Sensing & Mining the Future, The Boston Consulting Group, United States

    Alison Sander has served as the Director of BCG’s Center for Sensing & Mining the Future since 2005 and brings more than 20 years’ experience working with senior teams on complex global...

  • James Gustave Speth

    FOUNDER AND TRUSTEE EMERITUS - Former Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, United States

    James Gustave Speth is Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor in the Practice of Environmental Policy at Yale where he served as Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies from 1999...

  • Andrew Steer

    President and CEO

    Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute. He has three decades of experience working on international development on the front line in Asia and Africa, and at a...

  • Lee M. Thomas

    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rayonier, United States

    Lee M. Thomas was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on March 1, 2007 and became Chairman on July 1, 2007. From 1993 to 2005, he held various management positions with Georgia-Pacific...

  • D. James Umpleby

    Group President, Caterpillar Inc., United States

    D. James (Jim) Umpleby is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Ill. He is responsible for Caterpillar's Energy & Power Systems Group, which includes the following divisions: Marine...

  • Clinton A. Vince

    Chair, Global Energy Practice, Dentons, United States

    Clint Vince is the Chair of Dentons’ Global Energy Practice.

    Clint has directed the expansion of Dentons’ Energy team into a premier global practice that includes professionals in 33...

  • Diana H. Wall

    Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Professor of Biology and Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Colorado State University, United States

    A soil ecologist and environmental scientist, Diana Wall is actively engaged in research exploring how life in soil (microbial and invertebrate diversity) contributes to healthy, fertile and...

  • Daniel Weiss

    Co-founder and Managing Partner, Angeleno Group, United States

    Mr. Weiss is co-founder and a Managing Partner of Angeleno Group (AG). Mr. Weiss oversees AG’s investment activities in the areas of emissions reduction, transmission and distribution...

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