World Resource Institute

WRI Annual Report 2019-20: Boards and Leadership

Boards and Leadership


James Harmon
Chairman, Caravel Management LLC; former President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

David Blood
Co-founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management

Pamela Flaherty
Former President and CEO, Citi Foundation Former Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi

Susan Tierney
Senior Advisor, Analysis Group, Inc.

Tamara Arnold
Founding Partner, Alpha Ledger Technologies, Inc.

Frances Beinecke
Former President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Afsaneh Beschloss
Founder and CEO, Rock Creek

Stephen Brenninkmeijer
Founder and Principal, Willows Investments

Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
Former President of Mexico; Honorary Chair, The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Robin Chase
Founder, Zipcar, Buzzcar, Veniam

William Chen
Founding Managing Partner, ClearVue Partners

Dino Patti Djalal
Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Republic of Indonesia

Christiana Figueres
Former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Jamshyd Godrej
Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. India; Commissioner, The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Caio Koch-Weser
Chair, European Climate Foundation: Former Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group: Commissioner, The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Joaquim Levy
Former President, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES): Former Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank

Kathleen McLaughlin
Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc; President, Walmart Foundation

Nader Mousavizadeh
Co-founder and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners

Michael Polsky
President and CEO, Invenergy

Stephen Ross
Chairman and Founder, Related Companies

Roger Sant
Chairman, The Summit Foundation; Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation

Jennifer Scully-Lerner
Vice President of Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs

Andrew Steer
President and CEO, WRI

Clinton A. Vince
Chair, Global Energy Practice, Dentons

Daniel Weiss
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Angeleno Group

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. Council members form an international network of advisors to enhance WRI’s effectiveness, profile, resources and impact, as well as engage in the Institute’s program work in various ways, based on their interests and expertise.

Frances Beinecke
Former President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Daniel Weiss
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Angeleno Group

Elizabeth Belfer
Equity Analyst, Belfer Management, LLC

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

David Brewster

Brian Cox
President, MFX Solutions

Leslie Dach
Chair, Protect Our Care

Tim Disney
Chairman, CalArts

Timothy P. Dunn
Chief Investment Officer, Managing Member, Founder; Terra Alpha Investments, LLC

Paula Gold-Williams
President and CEO, CPS Energy

Peter Graham
Partner, One Better Ventures

Douglas Harmon
Chairman of Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield

W. Andrew Jack
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

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

Peter S. Knight
Retired Partner, Generation Investment Management

Krista Kurth, Ph.D
Climate Activist, Author, former Director,
Green America Center for Sustainability Solutions

Jonathan Matz
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Jeff McDermott
Managing Partner, Greentech Capital Advisors

Dan Morrow
Independent Consultant

Leslie Myers
President, Hot Girls Pearls

Rolando Nuñez Baza
Director, Marketing & BD, Latin America, Khan Academy

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

Dorothy Robyn
Senior Fellow, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy

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

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

Lee M. Thomas
Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Council of Board Chairs

The WRI Council of Board Chairs is a non-fiduciary, advisory body composed of the Chair from each WRI International Office Board of Directors and the Co-chairs of the WRI Global Board of Directors. The Council convenes annually to provide guidance and recommendations on items of importance to WRI’s global network.

Dino Patti Djalal
WRI Indonesia Board Chair Global Board Member

David Blood
WRI Global Board Co-Chair

Marcelo Furtado
WRI Brasil Board Chair

Jamshyd Godrej
WRI India Board Chair Global Board Member

James Harmon
WRI Global Board Co-Chair

Cecilia Martinez
WRI Mexico Board Chair

Patron of WRI

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

International Offices

WRI Brasil Board of Directors

Marcelo Furtado
Executive Director, Instituto Alana

Manish Bapna
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, WRI

Franklin Feder
Former Vice President, Alcoa

Leonardo Colombo Fleck
Program Officer, Conservation and Markets Initiatives, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Denise Lanfredi Tosetti Hills Lopes
Global Sustainability Director, Natura

Valmir Ortega
Partner, Geoplus Geotecnologia

WRI Europe Board of Directors

Andrew Steer
President and CEO, WRI

Elizabeth Cook
Vice President for Institutional Strategy and Development, WRI

Becky Marshall
Chief of Staff, WRI

Janet Ranganathan
Vice President for Science and Research, WRI

WRI China Advisory Committee Members

Zhou Dadi
Executive Vice Chairman of China Energy Research Association

Liu Shijin
Chief Consultant of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Former Deputy Director of the Development Research Center of the State Council, Dean of School of Economics and Management of Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)

He Jiankun
Vice Chairman of the National Experts Panel on Climate Change, Research Fellow of the Counsellors’ Office of the State Council, Former Vice President of Tsinghua University

Xu Qinghua
Former Chief Engineer of the Ministry of Environmental Protection

Li Nuyun
Executive Deputy Director of the Climate Office of the State Administration of Forestry and Grassland, Secretary General of China Green Carbon Foundation

Li Yonghong
Deputy Secretary General, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development

Zhang Haibin
Associate Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University, Head of Department of International Organizations and International Public Policy

Janet Ranganathan
Vice President for Science and Research, WRI

Anamaria Schindler
Co-president Emeritus, Ashoka

Orlando Strambi
Professor, University of São Paulo, Department of Transportation Engineering

Johannes Henricus Maria Van de Ven
Managing Director, Good Energies Foundation


WRI India Board of Directors

Jamshyd Godrej
Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.

Narvroz Dubash
Professor, Centre for Policy Research

Ashok Khosla
Chairman, Development Alternatives Group

Sanjay Kirloskar
Chairman and Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers Limited

WRI Indonesia Board of Directors

Dino Patti Djalal
Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia; Former Deputy Foreign Minister for the United States, Republic of Indonesia

Desi Anwar
Director, Senior Anchor, Correspondent, CNN Indonesia TV

Dharsono Hartono
President Director, PT Rimba Makmur Utama

Kuntoro Mangkusubroto
Former Head of Presidential Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight, Republic of Indonesia

Handry Satriago
CEO, General Electric Indonesia

Andrew Steer
President and CEO, WRI

WRI México Board of Directors

Cecilia Martínez
Former Regional Director, UN-HABITAT

Rolando Núñez Baza
Head of Latin America, Khan Academy

Ani Dasgupta
Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Julia Carabias
Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Former Secretariat, Environment and
Natural Resources

Sergio Chagoya Díaz
Partner, Santamarina y Steta, S.C.

Adrián Fernández
CEO, Climate Works

Ignacio García
General Director, Cummins Mexico

Ernesto Hanhausen
Managing Director, Emerging Energy and Environment, LLC.

José Saruhkan Kermez
Former Rector of UNAM and Science Adviser of Mexico’s Government

Steve Knaebel
Former Executive President, Cummins

Adriana de Almeida Lobo
Director, WRI Mexico

Enrique Norten
Founder, Ten Arquitectos

Eugene Towle Wachenheim
Managing Partner, Softec Real Estate Consulting

“It is an honor to be among the distinguished leaders who guide WRI’s work through its global network of boards.”
—Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. India; Global Board Director, WRI; Chair, WRI India Board of Directors