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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

Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr.
Senior Director, McLarty Associates
Washington, DC

David Brewster
Entrepreneur
Boston, MA

Brian Cox
President, MFX Solutions
Washington, DC

Leslie Dach
Chair, Protect Our Care
Washington, DC

Tim Disney
Chairman, CalArts
Los Angeles, CA

Timothy P. Dunn
Chief Investment Officer, Managing Member,
Founder
, Terra Alpha Investments, LLC
Middleburg, VA & Washington, DC

Paula Gold-Williams
President and CEO, CPS Energy
San Antonio, TX

Peter Graham
Partner, One Better Ventures
Montreal, Canada

W. Andrew Jack
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Washington, DC

H.R.H. Prince Jaime de Bourbon Parme
Senior Advisor, Private Sector Partnerships, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Geneva, Switzerland

Jonathan Matz
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Los Angeles, CA

Jeff McDermott
Managing Partner, Greentech Capital Advisors
New York, NY

Dan Morrow
Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University
Bethesda, MD

Leslie Myers
Marketing Consultant
New York, NY

David Richardson
Executive Director, Global Client Service & Business Development, Impax Asset Management
New York, NY

Dorothy Robyn
Senior Fellow, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
Washington, DC

Alison Sander
Director, Center for Sensing and Mining the Future, Boston Consulting Group
Boston, MA

Edward L. Strohbehn Jr.
Counsel (Retired), Morgan Lewis, Washington DC
Washington, DC

Lee M. Thomas
Former Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
Jacksonville, FL

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