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Board of Directors

  • James A. Harmon

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

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

  • 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

    Former President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), United States

    Frances Beinecke is the former president of NRDC, a leading nonprofit environmental group that works to preserve clean air and water, protect people’s health, preserve wild landscapes, and foster...

  • David Blood

    Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management, United Kingdom

    David Blood is co-founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management. Previously, he spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs including serving as co-CEO and CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset...

  • Felipe Calderón

    Former President of Mexico; Chair, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

    Felipe Calderón was President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. During his presidency he prioritized the rule of law and public security; a competitive and job-creating economy; equal opportunities;...

  • Robin Chase

    Founder, Zipcar, Buzzcar, Veniam 'Works

    Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a peer to peer carsharing service in France (now...

  • Tiffany Clay

    Investor, L Catterton

    Ms. Clay is an investor with the global private equity firm L Catterton where she focuses on consumer brand investing. She was previously with the private equity firm TPG Capital where she was a...

  • Daniel Cruise

    Corporate Vice President for Business Development and Global Affairs, Alcoa Inc.

    Daniel Cruise, VP for Business Development and Global Affairs, is responsible for international development projects including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as government,...

  • Dino Patti Djalal

    Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Republic of Indonesia

    Dr. Djalal joined the Department of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia in 1987. He has been posted in London (1992-1997), Dili (1999), and Washington (2000-2002), before being appointed as Director for...

  • Daniel L. Doctoroff

    Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, United States

    Dan Doctoroff is Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation company that he founded in partnership with Google. Sidewalk Labs will develop products, services and platforms at the...

  • 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...

  • Christiana Figueres

    Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Kingdom

    Christiana Figueres is a world authority on global climate change and was the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC from 2010-2016. Ms. Figueres is currently Vice-Chair of the Global Covenant of...

  • Pamela P. Flaherty

    Former President and CEO, Citi Foundation; Former Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi, United States

    Pamela P. Flaherty is the former President and CEO of the Citi Foundation, and the Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi. During Mrs. Flaherty’s 46-year career at Citi, she held various line...

  • Jamshyd N. Godrej

    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 Board of Management of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. as Director in 1974,...

  • Caio Koch-Weser

    Chairman, European Climate Foundation, Germany

    Mr. Caio Koch-Weser is Chairman of the Board of the European Climate Foundation. From 2006 – 2016, Mr. Koch-Weser was Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank Group, with global responsibilities for...

  • 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

    EX-OFFICIO MEMBER - 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...

  • Wanjira Mathai

    Chair, Green Belt Movement, Kenya

    Wanjira Mathai is the Co-Chair of WRI’s Global Restoration Council and Chairperson of the Green Belt Movement.

    Mathai grew up in Kenya, traveling to the United States to attend college....

  • 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...

  • Michael Polsky

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Invenergy, United States

    Michael Polsky is the founder, President and CEO of Invenergy. Invenergy specializes in developing, acquiring and owning various power generations with an emphasis on renewable resources. With...

  • Bill Richardson

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

    Bill Richardson sought the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2008.

    Since entering life as a private citizen in 2011, Richardson was named chairman of APCO...

  • Stephen M. Ross

    Chairman and Founder, Related Companies, United States

    Stephen M. Ross is the Chairman and Founder of Related Companies. Mr. Ross formed Related in 1972 and today the company includes over 2,500 professionals. Related has developed over $22 billion...

  • 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...

  • Roger W. Sant

    Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation and Chairman, The Summit Foundation

    Roger Sant is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The AES Corporation, a Fortune 200 company that generates and distributes electrical power. Prior to starting AES in 1981, Mr. Sant was Assistant...

  • James Gustave Speth

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

    James Gustave Speth is Professor of Law at the Vermont Law School and a senior fellow at Demos, the Democracy Collaborative, and the Tellus Institute. He served as Dean of the Yale School of...

  • Andrew Steer

    President and CEO

    Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, a global research organization that works in more than 50 countries, with offices in the Brazil, China, Europe, India,...

  • Jim Umpleby

    CEO, Caterpillar Inc., United States

    Jim Umpleby became chief executive officer (CEO) of Caterpillar Inc. on January 1, 2017.

    Umpleby joined Solar Turbines Incorporated in San Diego, California as an associate engineer in...

  • 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...

  • Daniel Weiss

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

    Daniel G. Weiss is co-founder and Managing Partner of Angeleno Group LLC (“AG”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm with a global platform focused on high growth investments in next...

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