- President, Environmental Defense Fund, USA
BA, Yale University; JD, University of Michigan. Since 1984, CEO, Environmental Defense Fund. Widely recognized as a pioneer in harnessing market forces for environmental ends, from the market-based US acid rain law to strategic partnerships with FedEx, McDonald's, Walmart and others. Served on Secretary of Energy Steven Chu's seven-member panel that recommended measures to reduce the impact and improve the safety of shale gas production; called for strong regulation of pollution, public disclosure of chemicals and reduction of methane leakage.