World Resource Institute

WRI Annual Report 2020-21: Boards and Leadership

Boards and Leadership


Titles are as of March 2021.

WRI’s Global Board of Directors includes internationally renowned experts and global thought leaders who demonstrate extraordinary leadership on issues of sustainability. The Global Board is responsible for guiding WRI’s mission, values and strategy, and for ensuring the financial integrity and effective resource management of the Institute.

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
Vice Chair
Former President and CEO, Citi Foundation; former Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi

Susan Tierney
Vice Chair
Senior Advisor, Analysis Group, Inc.

Tamara Arnold
Founding Partner
Alpha Ledger Technologies, Inc.

Frances Beinecke
President Emerita and Honorary Trustee Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Afsaneh Beschloss
Founder and CEO, RockCreek

Stephen Brenninkmeijer
Founder and Principal, Willows Investments Chair, European Climate Foundation

Jesper Brodin
President and CEO, Ingka Group

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

Robin Chase
Founder, Zipcar, Veniam, NUMO

William Chen
Founding Managing Partner, ClearVue Partners

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

Christiana Figueres
Founding Partner, Global Optimism
Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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

Lawrence Jones
Vice President, International Programs Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Caio Koch-Weser
Chair, Advisory Council, European Climate Foundation;
Former Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group

Joaquim Levy
Director of Economic Strategy and Market Relations, Banco Safra, Brazil

Carlos Lopes
Professor, Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town Former Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

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

Nader Mousavizadeh
Co-Founder and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners

Mari Pangestu
Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, The World Bank

Michael Polsky
President and CEO, Invenergy

Stephen Ross
Chairman and Founder, The 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, World Resources Institute

Clinton Vince
Chair, Global Energy Practice, Dentons US

Daniel Weiss
Co-Founder and Managing Partner Angeleno Group


Titles are as of March 2021.

Members help steer the Institute’s overall strategy and engage in our work based on their interests and expertise.

Frances Beinecke

Daniel Weiss

Clint Vince

Elizabeth Belfer
Equity Analyst, Belfer Management, LLC

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

David Brewster
Environmental Entrepreneur

Steve Chadima
Chief Marketing Officer, Wildfire Alliance

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

Peter Fox-Penner
Director, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy; Professor of the Practice Questrom School of Business

Bob Gee
President, Gee Strategies

Lisa Genasci
CEO, ADM Capital Foundation

Paula Gold-Williams
President and CEO, CPS Energy

Peter Graham
Partner, One Better Ventures

Jason Haggins
Executive Director, Sall Family Foundation

Douglas Harmon
Chairman, 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
Managing Partner, Cyan Capital Partners

Krista Kurth
Climate Advocate and Author

Ann MacDougall
Co-Founder and CEO, Dunollie Fund

Jonathan Matz
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Jeff McDermott
Founder and Head, Nomura Greentech

Dan Morrow
Independent Consultant

Leslie Myers
President, Hot Girls Pearls

Rolando Nuñez Baza
Director of Global Strategic Partnerships Khan Academy

Morgan O’Brien
Executive Chairman, Anterix

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

Dorothy Robyn
Senior Fellow, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy

Theodore Roosevelt IV
Managing Director & Chairman Barclay’s Clean Tech Initiative

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

Edward L. Strohbehn
Counsel (Retired), Morgan Lewis

Lee M. Thomas
Former Administrator, U.S. EPA


WRI Brasil Board of Directors

Titles are as of March 2021.

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

Janet Ranganathan
Vice President for Research, Data and Innovation, 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

Titles are as of March 2021.

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

Ashok Khosla
Chairman, Development Alternatives Group

Shashishekhar Pandit
Chairman and Group CEO KPIT Technologies Ltd

Navroz Dubash
Professor, Centre for Policy Research

WRI Indonesia Board of Directors

Titles are as of March 2021.

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 China Advisory Committee Members

Titles are as of March 2021.

Zhou Dadi
Former General Director of Energy Research Institute, NDRC; Vice Chairman, National Energy Advisory Committee

He Jiankun
Former Vice President, Tsinghua University; Deputy Director of National Climate Change Experts Committee

Wang Hao
Director of Water Research Institute, Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power Research

Zhang Yue
Former DG, MoHURD, Chairman of the Water Industry Association, China Civil Engineering Society; Former Director, Urban Water Management Office

Li Nuyun
Deputy Director, State Forestry Administration’s Climate Office; Executive Vice President, China Green Carbon Fund Foundation; Former Director, Chief Engineer and Deputy Director, Afforestation Department, State Forestry Administration

Zhang Shiqiu
Professor, Peking University

Qiu Baoxing
Former Vice Minister, Housing and Urban-Rural Development of P. R. China Counsellor of the State Council, China

LI Xiaojiang
Former President, China Urban Planning and Design Institute

Zhang Fusuo
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering; Director, Center for Resources, Environment and Food Security of China Agricultural University

Fan Shenggen
Co-Chair, Global Ambassador Network of Food and Land Use Coalition; Dean, Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy, China Agricultural University; Former Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute

WRI Europe Board of Directors

Titles are as of March 2021.

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 Research, Data and Innovation, WRI

WRI México Board of Directors

Titles are as of March 2021.

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

Adriana de Almeida Lobo
Director, WRI México

Enrique Norten
Founder, Ten Arquitectos

Eugene Towle Wachenheim
Managing Partner, Softec Real Estate Consulting