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Publication: 2013-09-04

Source: http://www.capitalinstitute.org/about#.UidRdcbOmAS

Submitter:

Name:Owen Ambur

Email:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name:Capital Institute

Acronym:CI

Description:
The Capital Institute is a non-partisan, transdisciplinary collaborative, officially launched in 2010 by former JPMorgan Managing Director John Fullerton... Since its founding, Capital Institute has emerged as a provocative new voice grounded in a deep understanding of mainstream finance. We are a sought-after and trusted new economy resource, committed equally to groundbreaking thought leadership, deep analysis of successful and transformative regenerative economy models, and the collaborative sharing of knowledge with partners and an expanding community around the world. We are committed to sharing a new story to catalyze system transformation.

Stakeholder(s):

  • Capital Institute Leadership

  • John FullertonJohn Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, a collaborative space working to transform finance to serve a more just, regenerative, and sustainable economic system. Through the work of Capital Institute, regular public speaking engagements, and university lectures, John has become a recognized thought leader in the New Economy space generally, and the financial system transformation challenge in particular. John is also a recognized leading practitioner in the "impact investment" space as the Principal of Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC. Level 3's direct investments are primarily focused on sustainable, regenerative land use, food, and water issues. Through both Capital Institute and Level 3, John brings a unique theory and practice approach to financial system transformation. Previously, John was a Managing Director of JPMorgan where he worked for over 18 years. At JPMorgan, John managed various capital markets and derivatives business around the globe, then shifted focus to private investments and was subsequently the Chief Investment Officer of LabMorgan through the merger with Chase Manhattan before retiring from the bank in 2001. Following JPMorgan, and after experiencing 9-11 first hand, John spent years embarked on more entrepreneurial ventures as an impact investor while engaging in deep study of our multiple interconnected systemic crises that led to the founding of Capital Institute, officially launched in 2010. John was a member of the Long Term Capital Oversight Committee that managed the $3.6 Billion rescue of the distressed hedge fund in 1998. He is a Co-Founder and Director of Grasslands, LLC, a holistic ranch management company in partnership with the Savory Institute, and a Director of New Day Farms, Inc., New Economics Institute, and Savory Institute.org. He is also an Advisor to Armonia, LLC, a Belgian family office focused on impact investments, and to Richard Branson's Business Leader's initiative. He sits on the steering committee for the New America Foundation's Smart Strategy initiative as well. John writes the bi-weekly Future of Finance blog, which is widely syndicated on platforms such as The Guardian and The Huffington Post. He has appeared on Frontline, and been interviewed by Bloomberg, The Laura Flanders Show, The Real News Network, INET, and WOR radio. John received a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU.

  • Capital Institute Team

  • Susan Arterian ChangSusan Arterian Chang, Director of Content Development and the Field Guide to Investing in Regenerative Economy Initiative, has worked in the world of both global capital markets and local economies. As a financial writer she covered the evolution of derivatives and risk management for a variety of investment and corporate finance publications, produced white papers on international taxation issues and performance management for KPMG, and worked as a foreign exchange analyst and on the strategic trading desk at MHT Bank. From 1997 to 2005 she published a National Newspaper Association award-winning community newspaper in White Plains, New York, where she championed local ownership and quality of life issues in a small city struggling to revitalize. As publisher she received the Business Ethics Award from the Rotary Club and Entrepreneur of the Year Award from New York State's Small Business Development Center. Her combined experiences give her a unique perspective on the importance of focusing finance and investment on long-term, place-based business models. Susan holds a BA in English Literature from Reed College, and did graduate work with a concentration in finance in the MBA program at NYU's Leonard Stern School of Business.

  • Emily WalshEmily Walsh, Director of Communications, brings a diverse communications and marketing background with both agency and in-house experience to Capital Institute. She previously held the position of public relations and marketing manager for the U.S. arm of the global non-profit Slow Food and account supervisor for a mid-sized integrated public relations agency, where her clients included LEED-certified commercial and residential real estate developers. She has also worked with a wide variety of other non-profit clients. She holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from Fordham University at Rose Hill and a professional certificate in Digital Media Marketing from New York University.

  • Marie McCannMarie McCann, designer of the Field Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy initiative, is an artist, graphic designer, and environmental advocate. Marie holds dear the belief that if we can envision the world that we want to live in, we can realize it. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, she brings her expertise in design and digital media to the presentation of the Field Guides and is passionately pursuing new formats for digital storytelling. She is also an exhibiting artist and co-founder of "Eco-Neighbors," a grassroots environmental advocacy group in White Plains, New York, that collaborates with local government to implement sustainable practices.

  • Capital Institute Fellows and Interns

  • Tim MacDonaldTim MacDonald, Senior Fellow at Capital Institute, is a theorist-practitioner in the evolving new field of purposeful investment by stewardship investors. A lawyer by vocation, Tim integrates diverse experiences in finance, investment, and associated commercial transactions and their regulation, across multiple capital formation systems. A student of history, anthropology, and philosophy by avocation, Tim brings a multi-disciplinary, multi-generational, evolutionary worldview to the great challenges of our time presenting at the intersections of law, economics, and technology. Tim is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College (BA Philosophy) and holds a JD degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School. He is the principal of stonebridgepartnerships.com, the base for his work on a new investment architecture, "the equity split in a negotiated base case cash flow waterfall," that enables a more direct connection between values-driven business leaders and stewardship investors. Capital Institute is working closely on a proof-of-concept on Tim's equity split model. It will be the subject of the first study in our upcoming FIeld Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy Finance series. For ten years, Tim was part of the new products team at Meridian Investments, Inc., a boutique financial advisory firm based in Boston and Washington that specializes in institutional tax partnership investments. As President of Meridian's Renewable Energies practice, Tim drove a number of firsts in the use of institutional tax partnership structures for wind power projects, residential rooftop distributed solar power projects, solid oxide fuel cells distributed power projects, biomass, and geothermal power production. Tim has worked internationally, with companies based in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, and Italy. Tim resides in the seaside town of Tiverton, Rhode Island, with his wife, Kelley, her pug, Paco, and two cats, in close proximity to their three children, now grown and on their own.

  • Capital Institute Board of Directors

  • Diana Propper de CallejonDiana Propper de Callejon is a General Partner at the venture capital firm, Expansion Capital Partners, where she co-manages the firm's dedicated cleantech fund. Prior to Expansion Capital, Diana was the co-founder and Managing Director of EA Capital, a financial services firm that advised clients on new business and investment opportunities in resource efficiency and greentech investments. Diana is a frequent speaker at Clean Technology and sustainability investment conferences. She has also been a speaker at the Philanthropy Workshop for the Hewlett and the Rockefeller Foundations. Diana currently serves on the Board of Directors of CPower, SensorTran and Tiger Optics, and also served as a member of the Board of Orion Energy Systems through its successful IPO. Diana has written on venture capital investing in Clean Technology for such publications as Morgan Stanley's Investor Outlook and Sustainable Business Investor, and is Co-Editor of the ground breaking report, "Cleantech Venture Investing: Patterns & Performance". Diana earned a BA, summa cum laude, from Duke University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

  • John Fullerton

  • Robert A. JohnsonDr. Robert A. Johnson is the Executive Director of the newly created Institute for New Economic Thinking, backed by George Soros. He serves on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz. He is also the Director of Economic Policy for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) in New York. Dr. Johnson was previously a managing director at Soros Fund Management where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. Prior to that time, Dr. Johnson was a managing director of Bankers Trust Company managing a global currency fund. He also served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire (D. Wisconsin) and before that, he was Senior Economist of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici (R. New Mexico).

 Dr. Johnson received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Princeton University. He received a B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • Peter KinderPeter Kinder co-founded KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. in 1988, in Boston, Mass., and served as its president and board chair until its sale to Risk Metrics Group in 2009. At its sale, KLD was the world's leading provider of social invest ment research and indices. He remains a consul tant to MSCI, Inc., which bought Risk Metrics in June 2010. Mr. Kinder blogs (www.thebell.us and http://blog.riskmetrics.com/) on economics, legal issues affecting his niche, the evolving nature of the corporation, fiduciary duties and the passing scene. He co-authored three books in his field: Ethical Investing (1984); The Social Investment Almanac (1992); and Investing for Good (1993). He has spoken to audiences on four continents. Mr. Kinder serves on the boards of The Capital Institute and of the Center for Political Accountability, the finance advisory committee of the Wallace Global Fund, a private foundation, the President's Council of CERES and the Marlboro College MBA Program Circle of Advisers. Mr. Kinder served two terms on the board of the U.S. Social Investment Forum, one as vice chair. KLD was a co-founder of the Sustainable Investment Research International Group (SiRi) and Mr. Kinder served on its board. He was a co-founder and principal (1997-2000) of Domini Social Investments, LLC. From 1973 to 1988, Mr. Kinder practiced law, first as an assistant attorney general in Ohio, then in Boston as a staff lawyer for a foundation and finally in private practice. He specialized in administrative law and corporate regulation. Mr. Kinder received an A.B. in History from Princeton University in 1970 and a J.D. from Ohio State University in 1973, both with honors.

  • Lawrence LuntLawrence Lunt, a native of Brussels, directs the US arm of his family office, Armonia, whose mission is to invest 100% in innovative sustainable impact investments. He sits on the Board of several of Armonia's portfolio companies. Mr. Lunt began his career with General Motors in Tokyo, Japan in 1984 as an automobile industry analyst and later transferred to GM's newly acquired computer services subsidiary, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in London. In 1990, he became a Director of the ARTAL Group, a Luxemburg private holding company owned by his family. In 2007, Armonia helped seed the launch of TBL Capital, an intentional, patient capital venture fund focused on the needs of the entrepreneur with a balanced emphasis on people, planet and profit. Mr. Lunt also created Fun Machine, a music production and publishing company promoting various music genres with the Latin producer Andres Levin. He has released several CD's as a singer-songwriter. Among his philanthropic activities Mr. Lunt founded the Barat Foundation at the Convent of Sacred Heart of Greenwich whose mission is to educate students in philanthropy. In 2002 he helped restart the international education program Up With People, a global youth program building bridges of understanding to promote world peace. In 2008, he helped launch Ashoka in Belgium. He is a member of the Social Venture Network and Investor Circle, and has a strong interest in preserving the Arctic. He is also a member of the Nature Resource Defense Council's Global Leadership Council and of the International Polar Foundation. Mr. Lunt has a degree in Economics from Louvain University and received an MBA from Sophia University. He is married with three daughters.

  • Richard ZimmermanRichard Zimmerman is a Senior Vice President, Private Banker for HSBC Private Bank in New York. Along with this role he serves as a representative to the Private Bank's Sustainability Initiative. Richard has also held senior positions in private wealth management at Bessemer Trust, Bank of America, and J.P. Morgan. Mr. Zimmerman combines his financial career with a passionate interest in helping individuals and organizations operate in more conscious and sustainable ways in the world. He sees innovative opportunities emerging to utilize capital to have both a positive financial return and a beneficial social impact. Mr. Zimmerman is ardently involved in philanthropy, having served as a board director and in strategic advisory roles for a number of not-for-profits in the areas of AIDS, child advocacy, and the environment. He is a board advisor to StartFund, a global fund that provides early stage matching grants to impactful projects around the world. He is a published author of "What Can I Do to Make a Difference," Penguin Books USA, a positive source action book which addresses issues of global sustainability and outlines practical ideas to affect positive change. He also has a background in personal development as a motivational speaker, writer, and coach. Mr. Zimmerman is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor's degree in English literature and is attending Columbia University for a Masters Degree in Sustainability Management. He lives in New York City with his two teenage children.

  • Capital Institute Board of Advisors

  • Peter G. BrownPeter G. Brown is a professor in the School of Environment, the Department of Geography, and the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University. Before heading to McGill, he was Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland's graduate School of Public Affairs; while at Maryland he founded the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, the School of Public Policy, and also established the School's Environmental Policy Programs. He is a graduate of Haverford College, holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy of Religion from Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia in Philosophy. He is the author of Restoring the Public Trust: A Fresh Vision for Progressive Government in America and Ethics, The Commonwealth of Life: Economics For a Flourishing Earth, and Right Relationship: Building Whole Earth Economies. 
Brown is involved in conservation efforts in the James Bay and Southern regions of Quebec, as well as in Maryland. He operates tree farms in both locales and is a Certified Quebec Forest Producer, named Tree Farmer of The Year of Garrett County, Maryland in 1995. He is a member of the Religious Society of Friends.

  • Graciela ChichilniskyGraciela Chichilnisky is the author of the carbon market of the UN Kyoto Protocol that became international law in 2005. She also created the concept of Basic Needs voted by 153 nations at the 1993 UN Earth Summit to be the cornerstone of Sustainable Development, and in 1996 created the formal theory of Sustainable Development that is used worldwide. Chichilnisky is a world renowned economist and mathematician that the Washington Post calls an "A-List Star" and appeared in the 2009 Time Magazine on "Heroes of the Environment". Chichilnisky acted as a US Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received the 2007 Nobel Prize. A special adviser to several UN organizations, heads of state and US Congress, her pioneering work uses innovative market mechanisms to reduce carbon emissions, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services. Chichilnisky has a Masters and a PhD in Mathematics from MIT and UC Berkeley and a second PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley. She has taught at Harvard University, Stanford and Columbia University. Dr. Chichilnisky is a Professor of Economics and Mathematical Statistics at Columbia University, Director of Columbia Consortium for Risk Management (CCRM) (http://columbiariskmanagement.org), a former Senator and UNESCO Chair in Mathematics and Economics at Columbia University, and currently the Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Nankai University and at Beijing Normal University in China, and a Founder and Managing Director of Global Thermostat LLC (http://globalthermostat.com). Dr. Chichilnisky has authored 14 books and over 250 articles published in leading academic journals and popular news media outlets, such as Time Magazine and the Financial Times. She is a frequent commentator on CNN, ABC, BBC TV News, and Bloomberg News. Her most recent books are Saving Kyoto, published in fall 2009, and The Economics of Climate Change, published in fall 2010. Dr. Chichilnisky was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of a successful financial telecommunications company, FITEL, the CEO and Chairman of a successful financial technology company, Cross Border Exchange, owned by JP Morgan. She is an advisor to the Capital Institute, a member of the UK Climate Bonds Initiative, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the National Resources Defense Council. Chichilnisky is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who is Who of American Women, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Education and in the Dictionary of International Biography among the world's 1,000 most outstanding scientists of the 21st century. In 2007 she was identified by Hispanic Business among the top 10 most influential Latinos in the US. A native of Argentina, Professor Chichilnisky is a U.S. citizen, the mother of two children, and a resident of New York City.

  • Penelope DouglasPenelope Douglas is Founder of Pacific Community Ventures (PCV), a hybrid organization that stimulates economic development in California's low-income communities. Pacific Community Ventures manages three socially-responsible investment funds and provides innovative resources to emerging businesses and their low-income workers. In addition, Douglas is also a Partner in Pacific Community Ventures, LLC. Before founding PCV, Douglas was Senior Vice President at Odwalla, Inc., Chief Administrative Officer at Morrison & Foerster, and chair of the Morrison & Foerster Foundation. She has also held senior management positions at Ernst & Young and Wells Fargo Bank. As co-founder of the first west coast community venture fund, Douglas is a pioneer and thought leader in the area of community development investment. She has served on the board of directors of the Community Development Venture Capital Association (CDVCA) and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She currently serves on the boards of New Mexico Community Capital (NMCC), New Vine Logistics, and Evergreen Lodge, in addition to having served as chair of Larkin Street Youth Center, chair of the Children's Television Education and Resource Center, chair of San Francisco Friends of the Urban Forest and founding chair of Juma Ventures. Douglas is a California native and her education includes a B.A. from Smith College. She is also an artist and an athlete who has competed in four Ironman distance triathlons and numerous long distance races.

  • Phil DuffPhilip N. Duff is founder and Chief Executive Officer at Massif Partners, an institutional investment manager focused on the solvency of funding long term liabilities. Prior to founding Massif Partners, Mr. Duff was one of the founding partners of FrontPoint Partners LLC, an investment management firm, and served as its Chairman and CEO from November 2000 to December 2006. In December 2006, FrontPoint Partners was sold to Morgan Stanley. Prior to his starting FrontPoint Partners in 2000, Mr. Duff was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director of Tiger Management from 1998 to 2000. Before joining Tiger, Mr. Duff spent much of his career at Morgan Stanley and served as the Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Stanley from 1994 to 1997. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Duff served as President and CEO of VanKampen Investments, a mutual fund acquired by Morgan Stanley. Mr. Duff started his career at Morgan Stanley in 1984 in investment banking, where he became head of the Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Duff received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Hazel HendersonDr. Hazel Henderson is a world-renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy and nine other books. Her editorials appear in 27 languages and more than 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington DC. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and Challenge, Mainichi (Japan), El Diario (Venezuela), World Economic Herald (China), and Australian Financial Review. Her books are translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese, and Chinese. She founded the independent media social enterprise Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) in 2004 and serves as president and editor. She sits on several editorial boards, including FUTURES, FORESIGHT, The State of the Future Report, E/The Environmental Magazine, and Resurgence. She is a Fellow of the World Business Academy and co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul The United Nations: Policy and Financing Alternatives (Elsevier Science, 1995), a Report of the Global Commission to Fund the United Nations. As a fulltime media executive, Henderson resigned from her former board associations, including Worldwatch Institute (1975-2001) and the Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005). She co-created with Calvert Group, Inc.: the Calvert-Henderson Quality-of-Life Indicators in 2000, updated regularly at www.calvert-henderson.com. She is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome and a Fellow of Britain's Royal Society for the Arts, founded in 1754. She has many honorary degrees, was Regent's Lecturer at the University of California (Santa Barbara), held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California (Berkeley), and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. She is an active member of the National Press Club (Washington DC), the Social Venture Network, and the World Futures Society (USA). Henderson also shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. She is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Business and Finance and Who's Who in Science and Technology.

  • Simon RichSimon Rich serves by appointment of the Governor on the North Carolina Economic Development Board and chairs the Innovation and Technology committee. He also serves on the Governor's Energy Policy Council. Formerly he was Chairman and CEO of Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas and President of Louis Dreyfus Holding Corp; the Louis Dreyfus Group holds a global position in all areas of energy and agriculture including production, processing and merchandising. Mr. Rich is former chairman and emeritus member of the board of visitors of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University and teaches courses in Energy and Environment within the school. He is chairman of Environmental Defense Fund in North Carolina, and the former chairman and current member of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, the largest sustainable agriculture program in the US a partnership of the NC Department of Agriculture, NC A&T University, and NC State University. Mr. Rich is on the board of Triangle Capital Corporation, NSDQ symbol TCAP, a business development company operating throughout the southeast; Verenium , NSDQ symbol VRNM, a cellulosic ethanol developer and enzyme production company. Mr. Rich is a 1967 graduate of Duke University.

  • Allan SavoryAllan Savory was born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa (University of Natal - BSc Biology and Botany). He pursued an early career as a research biologist and game ranger in the British Colonial Service of what was then Northern Rhodesia (today Zambia), and later as a farmer and game rancher in Zimbabwe. In the 1960s he made a significant breakthrough in understanding what was causing the degradation and desertification of the world's grassland ecosystems and, as a resource management consultant, worked with numerous managers across four continents to develop sustainable solutions. He served as a Member of Parliament in the latter days of Zimbabwe's civil war and leader of the opposition to the ruling party headed by Ian Smith. Exiled in 1979 as a result of his opposition, he emigrated to the United States where he co-founded the Center for Holistic Management with his wife, Jody Butterfield and in 2009, the Savory Institute. In 1992 they founded the Africa Centre for Holistic Management near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe whose purpose is to enhance food and water security and human livelihoods through training that utilizes livestock to restore degraded watersheds and croplands to health. Their book, Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision-Making (Island Press, 1999) describes Savory's effort to find workable solutions ordinary people could implement to overcome many of the problems besetting communities and businesses today. In 2003, Allan Savory received Australia's International Banksia Award "for the person or organization doing the most for the environment on a global scale," joining previous recipients Rachel Carson, and David Attenborough, among others.

  • Gus SpethGus Speth is the Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor in the Practice of Environmental Policy at Yale where he served as Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies from 1999 to 2009. From 1993 to 1999, Dean Speth was Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the UN Development Group. Prior to his service at the UN, he was Founder and President of the World Resources Institute; Professor of Law at Georgetown University; Chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality; and Senior Attorney and Co-founder, Natural Resources Defense Council. Throughout his career, Dean Speth has provided leadership and entrepreneurial initiatives to many task forces and committees whose roles have been to combat environmental degradation, including the President's Task Force on Global Resources and Environment; the Western Hemisphere Dialogue on Environment and Development; and the National Commission on the Environment. Among his awards are the National Wildlife Federation's Resources Defense Award, the Natural Resources Council of America's Barbara Swain Award of Honor, a 1997 Special Recognition Award from the Society for International Development, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Environmental Law Institute and the League of Conservation Voters, and the Blue Planet Prize. He holds honorary degrees from Clark University, the College of the Atlantic, the Vermont Law School, Middlebury College, and the University of South Carolina. Publications include The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability, Global Environmental Governance, Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment, and articles in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, The Harvard Business Review, and other journals and books. Professor Speth currently serves on the boards of the Natural Resources Defense Council, World Resources Institute, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Population Action International, Center for Humans and Nature, 1Sky, and Climate Central. In July 2010, Professor Speth will join the faculty of the Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont.

  • Joseph StanislawJoseph Stanislaw is founder of the advisory firm The JAStanislaw Group, LLC, and an Independent Senior Advisor to the Energy & Resources group of Deloitte LLP. Dr. Stanislaw was a founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates and was Managing Director for non-U.S. activity until he was named President and CEO. Dr. Stanislaw is an adjunct professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. He serves on the Boards of several corporations and NGOs with interests in the areas of clean, alternative, and renewable energy. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Stanislaw was a Research Fellow, lecturer in economics, and founding member of the Energy Research Group at Cambridge University. He was a Senior Economist at the International Energy Agency in Paris. Dr. Stanislaw is the co-author with Daniel Yergin of The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy. Dr. Stanislaw received a B.A., cum laude, from Harvard College, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and holds an Honorary Doctorate and Professorship from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.

  • Stewart WallisStewart Wallis is the Executive Director of New Economics Foundation (NEF), an independent think-and-do tank based in the UK that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being through challenging mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. Prior to NEF, Mr. Wallis was International Director of Oxfam with responsibility for 2500 staff in 70 countries and for all Oxfam's policy, research, development and emergency work worldwide. He was awarded the OBE for services to Oxfam in 2002. He has previously worked for the World Bank in Washington DC, focusing on industrial and financial development in East Asia. He then worked for Robinson Packaging in Derbyshire for nine years, the last five as Managing Director, leading a successful business turnaround. Mr. Wallis has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a Masters Degree in Business and Economics from the London Business School.