Daniel Esty

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Daniel Esty "is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University, the Director of the Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and Director of the Center for Business & Environment at Yale.

Prior to taking up his current position, Professor Esty was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Economics (1993-94), served in a variety of senior positions on the US Environmental Protection Agency (1989-93), and practiced law in Washington, DC. During his time at Yale, Professor Esty has authored or edited nine books and numerous articles on environmental policy and the relationships between environment and corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, globalization, governance, and development. His prizewinning recent book, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, shows how leading-edge companies have folded environmental thinking into their core business strategies, and he continues to pursue research in the areas of innovation and the environment, corporate environmental strategy and environmental protection in the information age.

Mr. Esty has advised companies across the world on energy, environment and sustainability. He now serves as Chairman of Esty Environmental Partners, a corporate environmental strategy group based in New Haven, CT, and sits on the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. For all his work, Professor Esty received the American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy in 2002, for “pioneering a data-driven approach to environmental decision making” and developing the global Environmental Sustainability Index."[1]

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