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The Global Advisory Council

WRI’s Global Advisory Council is a select group of business, philanthropic, and civic leaders committed to helping the Institute achieve its mission of moving human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

By serving as ambassadors and advising the Institute’s leadership, board of directors, and international staff, Council members enhance WRI’s profile, resources, and effectiveness.

Please contact Rich Barnett at 202-729-7647 or for more information about the Global Advisory Council.

Member List

Afsaneh Beschloss, Chair
President and CEO, The Rock Creek Group
Washington, DC

Elizabeth Belfer
Equity Analyst, Belfer Management, LLC
New York, NY

Doyle Beneby
CEO, New Power Generation
San Antonio, TX

David Blood
Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management
London, UK

David Brewster
President, EnerNOC, Inc.
Boston, MA

Audrey Choi
Head of Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance Group
New York, NY

Tim Disney
Chairman, CalArts
Los Angeles, CA

H.R.H. Prince Jaime de Bourbon Parme
Ambassador to the Holy See, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Rome, Italy

Jonathan Matz
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Los Angeles, CA

David Richardson
Global Head of Marketing and Client Services, Impax Asset Management
New York, NY

Stephen Rumsey
Chair and CEO, Permian Global
London, UK

Emma Stewart
Head of Sustainability Solutions, Autodesk
San Francisco, CA

Lee M. Thomas
Former Administrator, US EPA
Jacksonville, FL

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