Aaron Holdway is WRI’s Manager for Global Results. He oversees the Institute’s Managing for Results platform across WRI’s global network, helping to shape strategy development and evaluate progress on strategy execution to ensure WRI is focused on measurable impact on the ground. He works with senior managers globally to ensure effective coordination of country, signature initiative, and project strategies and advises on how WRI can become ever more effective in achieving results. Aaron also manages WRI’s institutional revenue allocation process and advises on other issues of institutional resource management.

Prior to this position, Aaron was Research Associate to the President & CEO of WRI, overseeing research and communications in the President’s Office and working on institutional efforts such as WRI’s new four-year strategic plan and building the Institute’s economics capacity. He served at the same time as WRI’s Board Liaison, the principal day-to-day liaison with the Institute’s Board of Directors. Aaron also worked in Global Human Resources on a short-term secondment focused on reviewing policies and processes, formalizing the Institute’s internship program, and revising staff orientation programming.

Before joining WRI, Aaron worked in Oxford, UK, as a consultant on corporate climate strategy and as a communications officer and sustainable mobility researcher at Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Before moving to the UK, Aaron worked for five years as a social policy researcher in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and served as President of the World Student Community for Sustainable Development.

Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in Environmental Policy from Oxford University, with a dissertation focusing on the capacity to adapt to climate change in the Maldives.