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....
Board of Directors
Co-Chair, WRI Global Board of DirectorsChairman, Caravel Management LLC; former President of the Export-Import Bank, United States
Co-Chair, WRI Global Board of DirectorsCo-Founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management, United Kingdom
David Blood is co-founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management. Since its founding in 2004, Generation has played an integral role in the development of sustainable investing...
Vice Chair, WRI Global Board of DirectorsSenior Advisor, Analysis Group, Inc. United States; Vice Chair, WRI Global Board
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...
Vice Chair, WRI Global Board of DirectorsFormer 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...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsFounding Partner, Alpha Ledger Technologies, Inc.
Ms. Arnold is a Founding Partner of Alpha Ledger Technologies, a company which leverages distributed ledger technology to connect all people to fundamental investment opportunities that strengthen...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsFormer 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...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsFounder and CEO of Rock Creek
Ms. Beschloss is founder and CEO of RockCreek. Previously, she was Managing Director and Partner at the Carlyle Group and President of Carlyle Asset Management. She was Treasurer and Chief...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsFounder and Principal of Willows Investments
Stephen is a private investor with interests in impact investing and education. For 30 years he was involved in family-held retail business, C&A. He has been active in strategic investing...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsPresident and CEO, Ingka Group
Jesper Brodin is the President and CEO of Ingka Group. Ingka Group, formerly know as IKEA Group, is the world’s largest home furnishing retailer and owns and operates 367 IKEA stores in 30 markets...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsFormer 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;...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsFounder, 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...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsFounding Managing Partner, ClearVue Partners
William A. Chen is the Founding Managing Partner of ClearVue Partners, a private equity fund focused on the consumer sector of China.
Prior to founding ClearVue, Mr. Chen was the Managing...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsFormer 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...
Member, WRI Global Board of Directors; Chair, WRI India Board of DirectorsChairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd., India
Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej is the Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsVice President, International Programs, Edison Electric Institute
Dr. Lawrence E. Jones is an award-winning, thought leader and practitioner with over twenty-five years of experience in the energy industry. He joined Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in September...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsChair, Advisory Council, European Climate Foundation
Mr. Caio Koch-Weser is Chair, Advisory Council of the European Climate Foundation. From 2013 until 2018 he served as Chair of the Board of the European Climate Foundation.
From 2006 – 2016...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsAcademic Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University; Global Board Member, World Resources Institute
Mr. Levy is currently an Academic Fellow at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Mr. Levy has served as a World Resources Institute Global Board Member since...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsAfrican Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe; Honorary Professor at Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town
Dr. Carlos Lopes is an honorary Professor at Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town. He is a visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, and...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsExecutive Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, and President, Walmart Foundation
Kathleen McLaughlin is executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Walmart Inc., and president of the Walmart Foundation.
Kathleen is responsible for programs that help...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsCo-Founder and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
Nader has spent the past 20 years in leadership positions in global institutions at the intersection of geopolitics, policy and markets.
From 2010-2013, Nader was Chief Executive of Oxford...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsManaging Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank
Mari Pangestu is the World Bank Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships. In this role, which she assumed on March 1, 2020, Ms. Pangestu provides leadership and oversees the...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsPresident 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...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsChairman 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...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsCo-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation and Chairman, The Summit Foundation
Roger W. Sant is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The AES Corporation, a Fortune 200 global power company based in Arlington, VA. Prior to starting AES in 1981, Mr. Sant was Assistant...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsVice President, Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs
Jennifer Scully-Lerner is Vice President of Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2000. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, she was part of the founding team at Oscar...
Member, WRI Global Board of DirectorsCo-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...
Emeritus Board of Directors
Vice Chair EmeritaFormer 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-...
Vice Chair EmeritaPresident 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...
President EmeritusFormer President, Hampshire College
Jonathan Lash, former President of Hampshire College, served previously as president of World Resources Institute (WRI), senior staff attorney of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Peace...
Founder and Trustee EmeritusFormer 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...
President and CEO Emeritus
Dr. Andrew Steer served as president and CEO of the World Resources Institute from 2012 to 2021, when he left to become the president and CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund.