24 Sep '12, 8pm

How WRI is giving companies the jump on green investment

How WRI is giving companies the jump on green investment

"I'm an economist," said Andrew Steer. I'm not an environmentalist by training." This is a good thing because, unlike some U.S. environmental leaders, Steer, who is the new president and CEO of the World Resources Institute (WRI), is willing to deliver some straight talk about economic growth, environmental protection and the costs of clean energy. He’s also committed to WRI’s global, fact-based, business-friendly approach to addressing big environmental problems. Over lunch the other day, Steer met with a group of reporters for the first time since joining WRI last month. A 60-year-old Brit, he is only the third president of the Washington-based nonprofit, following James "Gus" Speth, a lawyer and academic, and Jonathan Lash a lawyer and former regulator who is now president of Hampshire College. By contrast, Steer spent most of his career at the World Bank, working in in...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/09/24/WRI-jump-green-in...

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