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Global Leadership Council


WRI’s Global Leadership 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 rbarnett@wri.org for more information about the Global Leadership Council.

Member List

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

Frances Beinecke, Co-Chair
Former President, Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, NY

Daniel Weiss, Co-Chair
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Angeleno Group
Los Angeles, CA

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

Brian Cox
President, MFX Solutions
Washington, DC

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

Emma Stewart
Chief BD Officer, Autocase
San Francisco, CA

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