Gerard Pozzi is a Research and Engagement Specialist in WRI's Food Program. Gerard works with the Cool Food Pledge to determine the climate impact of the food that companies, universities, hospitals, and cities serve and to bring new members on board. In January 2020, Cool Food was identified by the World Economic Forum as a leading example of a multi-stakeholder collaboration driving transformational impact. In October 2020, Gerard also helped launch Cool Food Meals, a certification to help consumers identify climate-friendly menu items when they dine out. The Cool Food Meals badge identifies dishes with a lower carbon footprint, in line with what WRI research finds is needed by 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement on climate change. Panera Bread is the first company with menu items to receive the Cool Food Meals certification.

Gerard holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a focus in food sustainability from Hamilton College. He wrote his Senior Thesis on the food tech landscape, examining plant-based, food waste, and algae startups.

During the fall semester of his senior year, Gerard interned with the Food Program at WRI and helped publish the 'Blended Burger Analysis' that appeared in NPR, Reuters, GreenBiz, and more.

Gerard lives in Washington, DC and spends his free time reading, cooking, long-distance tandem bike touring, and training his coonhound, Sancho.