C40 - Developed recommendations for US
mayors on what to advocate for from the Biden administration and Congress to help cities become carbon neutral, and created
an advocacy toolkit.
The InterAction Council -- Researched and wrote major paper and delivered expert
presentation on marine plastic pollution and the connections to climate change and human and planetary health. (The
InterAction Council is composed of former heads of state committed to taking action on some of humanity's most pressing problems,
including climate change, nuclear proliferation and refugees. Members include Oscar Arias, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Vicente
Fox, Bertie Ahern, Jerry Rawlings, and Viktor Yushenko.)
Pew Charitable Trusts - Served as an
expert reviewer on three reports about corporate actions to reduce plastic waste.
Partners/Starbucks/McDonalds -- Mentored suppliers in the Starbucks/McDonalds "NextGen Cup Challenge,"
a sustainable design and material and chemical innovation project to eliminate plastic waste by reinventing the "disposable"
The Elders/Christensen Global Strategies -- Co-authored recommendations on how
The Elders can help accelerate climate change mitigation, prevent violence related to natural resource conflicts, restore
environmental services, and reduce poverty. (The Elders was founded by Nelson Mandela and is composed of world statespeople,
including Jimmy Carter, Ban Ki-Moon and Gro Harlem Brundtland, working to solve some of the world's most pressing,
White House Council on Environmental Quality -- Developed President
Clinton's twenty-fifth anniversary report to Congress on environmental trends.
National Science Foundation/Brown
University - As Executive Director, engaged over 35 countries in creating a functional international ecological
research network to share data and identify global trends. Developed budget and legal infrastructure.
Led participatory stakeholder process to produce strategic, operations, funding, communications and evaluation plans.
Comparable to launching a start-up.
Embassy of Ecuador/Galapagos Conservancy Foundation -- Served
as interim Executive Director and helped establish the Foundation.
Hewlett Packard -- Provided
strategic guidance on climate policy, stakeholder engagement and participation in Governor Schwarzenegger's global climate
summit and his UNFCCC delegation.
Clinton Global Initiative -- Served on climate and energy
team at the annual conferences; co-developed agendas; moderated roundtable discussions among leading climate scientists, policymakers
and industry leaders.
The World Economic Forum/Booz Allen & Hamilton -- Developed climate
change science, policy and technology status report and formulated climate policy recommendations for the automobile
Carbon180 (formerly The Center for Carbon Removal) -- Coordinated with California governor's
office, state and city agencies, and members of the Global Climate Action Summit advisory committee to develop strategy
and content for the Center's VIP carbon removal event at the Summit.
The Energy Foundation
-- Supported implementation of the Foundation's Coal Match experiment, a partnership
with the Hewlett Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, other funders and the Sierra Club to fund work on retiring US coal
plants, preventing construction of coal-export infrastructure, and pressing for strong EPA regulations on emissions from new
and existing coal plants.
The Energy Foundation -- Conducted extensive California Global
Warming Solutions Act (AB-32) stakeholder scoping effort (legislature, administration, environmental groups,
environmental justice advocates, & business); determined each group's educational needs in order to craft optimal
The California Wind Energy Association (CalWEA) -- Advised CalWEA
on rationale and strategy for its involvement in developing California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB-32) implementation
policies. Built relationships with stakeholders to advance policy goals. Achieved primary policy goal (33% Renewable
Portfolio Standard in State's implementation plan.)
The Climate Action Reserve/Climate Registry - Provided
organizational development advice and strategic guidance on state, national and international climate policy and UN engagement.
Represented Registry as member of California Governor Schwarzenegger's delegation to the UN climate negotiations. Received
award for contribution to the organization.
The Union of Concerned Scientists -- Provided recommendations on developing
an integrated research program on how climate change exacerbates competition for land (i.e., agriculture, energy, biofuels,
forests, water, development, and conservation). Researched peer institutions' efforts and identified existing knowledge
gaps, fruitful potential areas for UCS work, potential partners and likely funding sources.
Defense Fund (EDF) -- Developed strategic outreach plan and mobilized legislative and business
support for the renewable energy, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, habitat protection and water conservation
provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill.
Natural Resources Defense Council -- Developed strategic
outreach plans for two NRDC-led coalitions' successful effort to gain public, business-sector and government support
for California marine protected areas.
Procter & Gamble -- Identified global partners
for corporate sustainable development business model and new products.
Conoco, Inc. -- Identified
profitable sustainable development projects.
Corporate EcoForum (CEF) -- Led panel on strategic
partnerships and facilitated C-level roundtables for CEF, the invitation-only membership organization for large
companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to environment as a business strategy issue.
Forum on Globalization/The Energy Foundation -- Provided strategic guidance and prepared report on linking
the U.S. clean tech industry's market expansion needs to developing countries' demands in the U.N. climate negotiations for
United Nations World Environment Day/Mitsubishi Corporation --Developed,
organized and hosted leadership symposium on energy conservation, renewable energy, and climate change.
Climate Summit/Christensen Global Strategies -- Developed strategy, corporate participation and programming
for the World Climate Summit and Gigaton Awards - the UNFCCC-sanctioned global business events that take place concurrently
with the UN climate treaty negotiations to increase financing and deployment of clean technologies.
Entrepreneurs (E2) -- Developed briefing for Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on the American
economic recovery potential of clean technologies and green business.
The Cleantech Group LLC & Environmental
Entrepreneurs (E2) -- Co-researched and co-authored "Cleantech 2009: The Emergence of a Low Carbon Economy."
The Tech Awards/The Tech Museum/Applied Materials - connected Tech Award laureates with funding and
other resources to help launch their technology innovations. The awards program honors innovators from around the world
who use technology to benefit humanity.
National Academy of Public Administration -- Evaluated
federal environmental reinvention initiatives; co-authored report to Congress on the U.S. Environmental Protection
Chinese Academy of Sciences -- Researched sustainable agriculture and
energy; published article on biogas energy generation.
UNICEF -- Researched sustainable
agriculture and forestry in Asia, Africa, Latin America.
Oxfam America/David Gardiner & Associates -- Identified
the issues critical to assessing the economic and social impacts of fair trade and environmental certification programs on
coffee workers in Central America.
Sample Community Development Projects -- Developed
ecotourism program, China; led community development project, Kenya; helped Mexican communities increase income from environmental