Holly Kaufman is founder and president of Environment & Enterprise Strategies, a consultancy that
specializes in the design and management of projects that integrate business, human and environmental needs. Representative
clients include the Energy Foundation, Hewlett Packard, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the White House Council on
Environmental Quality, where she developed the President's twenty-fifth anniversary report to Congress on environmental trends.
She is widely recognized for her skills in strategy development and outreach, with great aptitude at mapping and developing
relationships, communications and negotiation, and persuading and recruiting supporters.
Kaufman was a Presidential appointee, representing the United States at United Nations' climate change treaty negotiations
for the Departments of State and Defense. She developed diplomatic strategy as Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary
of State for environment and the U.S. Ambassador for sustainable development. She also managed the climate change and national
security portfolio for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and served as the Defense Department's liaison to the President's
Council on Sustainable Development.
Ms. Kaufman previously managed the environmental planning and community
outreach for multi-million dollar commercial and maritime projects at the Port of Oakland and the fourth largest waste management
company in the U.S. She taught ecological land management and sustainable agriculture at the University of California at Berkeley
and the California Academy of Sciences. She has led community development projects or conducted research in Asia, Africa,
Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ms. Kaufman also served as the Deputy Director of The Center for Resource
Solutions, a non-governmental organization that promotes renewable energy policy, and as Northern California Co-director of
CleanTech & Green Business for Obama. She is a founding member of the Clean Economy Network - the first trade association
for all sectors of the clean economy, and served on its Steering Committee.
In 2015, the Sierra Club
nominated and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors appointed Ms. Kaufman to serve on its inaugural Energy Efficiency Coordinating
Committee. Her role includes advising the Board on energy efficiency policy and how to allocate funds from California's
greenhouse gas trading regime to benefit disadvantaged communities. In 2012, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee appointed
her to the San Francisco Public Utility Commission's Revenue Bond Oversight Committee, where she helps oversee nearly $6 billion
in bond expenditures for the utility's power, water and wastewater enterprises, including green bonds for green infrastructure.
She is an advisor to the Center for Carbon Removal, and a former member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Advisory Council and advisor to the San Francisco Department of the Environment.
Ms. Kaufman was awarded a Leadership Fellowship
at Harvard for her Master's studies in the integration of economic, social and environmental interests. She also holds a Bachelor
of Science in Conservation of Natural Resources, with Highest Honors, from the University of California at Berkeley.
She speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish.
Ms. Kaufman is also the
recipient of a Superior Team Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State for participation in the UN climate treaties
delegation, and a 2009 award from the California Climate Action Registry for her contribution to their work.