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Climate Prosperity Alliance Chair

Marc Weiss


Dr. Marc A. Weiss is Chairman and CEO of Global Urban Development (GUD), an international policy organization and professional network with offices in Barcelona, Beijing, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Prague, Rehoboth, San Francisco Bay Area, Singapore, Sydney, and Washington, DC. He also serves as Chairman of Sustainable Economic Development Strategies LLC, Executive Editor of GUD Magazine, Chair of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, and Co-Chair of the GUD program committee on Generating Sustainable Economic Development.  In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the Steering Committees of the United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Partnership, the UN World Urban Campaign, and the UN-Habitat Best Practices and Policies Program. He previously served as: Public Policy Scholar and Editor of Global Outlook at the Woodrow Wilson International Center; Coordinator of the Strategic Economic Development Plan for Washington, DC; Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Liaison to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in the Clinton Administration; Director of the Real Estate Development Research Center, Acting Director of the Ph.D. Program in Urban Planning, and Associate Professor at Columbia University; and Deputy Director of the California Commission on Industrial Innovation.  He is the author or co-author of many books, articles, and reports, including a widely acclaimed book on urban development and planning, The Rise of the Community Builders, a best-selling international textbook, Real Estate Development Principles and Process, published by the Urban Land Institute, and Sustainable Economic Development Strategies, published by Global Urban Development. He has been an adviser on sustainable economic, business, employment, and community development in cities and regions in the U.S. and throughout the world, including South Africa, China, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, the U.K., the Czech Republic, and the Virgin Islands. He and his GUD colleagues have advised on Sustainable Economic Development Strategies for San Antonio, San Jose/Silicon Valley, Southwest Florida, Metropolitan Portland, Metropolitan Denver, and the State of Delaware, and they recently completed a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy for Sarasota County, Florida, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Also, he and his GUD colleagues helped organize an international conference on Sustainable Economic Development, sponsored by the Brazil and U.S. Governments and the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), held in Curitiba, Brazil, during June 7-8, 2011. Dr. Weiss earned an M.C.P. and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from Stanford University, plus he attended the London School of Economics.

Climate Prosperity Alliance Vice Chair

Lawrence Bloom


Lawrence Bloom is Vice Chair of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, and a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development. In addition, he serves as Executive Chairman of  Bhairavi Energy, a private corporation researching and investing in bio-remediation and in renewable energy and clean water technologies. He also is Chairman for United Kingdom Affairs of the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization, a member and former Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Urban Management, former Chairman of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Green Economy Initiative on Green Cities, Buildings, and Transport, and a member of the Jury for the Globe Award for Sustainable Cities. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Intercontinental Hotel Group, managing its $3 billion global real estate portfolio, and he created an environmental manual for the Intercontinental Hotels that was endorsed by HRH Prince Charles and is now being used in 4.5 million hotel rooms worldwide. In 1989 he created the Global Action Plan, which is now the charity partner of the Sky Corporation.

Climate Prosperity Alliance Vice Chair

Hazel Henderson


Dr. Hazel Henderson is Vice Chair of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, a member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development, and President of Ethical Markets Media, an independent multi-media company operating in the US and Brazil that publishes the Green Transition Scoreboard. She is the author of the 2006 book, Ethical Markets: Growing The Green Economy, together with eight other books, including The Politics of the Solar Age. Her syndicated editorial columns are published by more than 200 newspapers in many countries through the InterPress Service. She has served on numerous advisory boards, including the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Engineering, the Worldwatch Institute, and the Calvert Group of socially responsible mutual investment funds, with whom she pioneered the Calvert-Henderson Quality-of-Life Indicators. She is a member of the Club of Rome, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts in the UK.

Climate Prosperity Alliance Vice Chair

C. S. Kiang


Professor C. S. Kiang is Vice Chair of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, a member of the Advisory Board of Global Urban Development, Chairman of the Sustainable Development Technology Foundation, and Chairman of the Peking University Environment Fund.  He previously served as the Founding Dean of the Peking University College of Environmental Sciences from 2002 to 2006. Dr. Kiang is an Institute Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he previously served as Director of the School of Geophysical Sciences, as Director of the Office of Environmental Sciences, Technology and Policy, and as Founding Director of the Southern Oxidant Study. He also served as Head of the Aerosol Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Professor Kiang is a Councillor of the World Future Council, a member of the Advisory Board of Environmental Research Letters, and a member of the Asia Society’s International Council. In addition, he is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Water Security, Alternative Energies, and Climate Change. He serves as an advisor for the Global Elders and for Climate Change Capital, and he is a frequent consultant to private corporations and non-profit organizations.

Climate Prosperity Alliance Vice Chair

Rodrigo Loures


Rodrigo Loures is Vice Chair of the Climate Prosperity Alliance and a member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development. He served from 2003 to 2011 as President of FIEP, the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná, and he is Vice President of Brazil's National Federation of Industries (CNI). In addition, he is President of PROTEC, the Brazilian organization promoting technological innovation, and President of COPIN, CNI’s national council for industrial and technological development policy. At the request of President Lula, he coordinates the National Movement of Citizenship and Solidarity, responsible for implementing the UN Millennium Development Goals throughout Brazil.  He also serves in leadership positions with many national business, industry, economic and social development, and science and technology associations in Brazil, including CDES, CCT, FNDCT, SESI-SENAI, ABDI, ANPROTEC, SEBRAE, MTC, the National Forum of Industries, the World Business Academy, the Green-and-Yellow Fund, the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS), the ETHOS Institute for Social Responsibility, and the Innovative Cities initiative in Parana. He has a degree in Business Administration from São Paulo’s Fundação Getulio Vargas, and was a Professor at the Federal University of Paraná and at Paraná’s Catholic University. He has served since 1968 as Chairman and CEO of Nutrimental, a food company that he founded, with more than 1,000 employees operating in the States of Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Pernambuco, Minas Gerais, and Rio Grande do Sul.

Climate Prosperity Alliance Vice Chair

James Nixon


James Nixon is Vice Chair of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, President of Global Urban Development, President of Sustainable Economic Development Strategies LLC, Co-Chair of the GUD program committee on Generating Sustainable Economic Development, and Co-Founder and Chair of Sustainable Systems.  Sustainable Systems is the lead consultant to the Bay Area Council for the Bay Area Family of Funds, consisting of $250 million in private equity real estate and venture capital seeking a market rate of financial return combined with substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits. In addition, Sustainable Systems manages the Communications Technology Cluster Business Center in downtown Oakland (CA).  Mr. Nixon has served as a lead consultant to the City of San Antonio (TX) for the Mission Verde sustainability plan, headed the consultation team that produced the Southwest Florida Climate Prosperity Strategy for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, and co-coordinated three international conferences on Building the Sustainable Economy.  He is the author or co-author of Sustainable Economic Development Strategies, published by Global Urban Development, Sustainable Economic Development, published by Urban Sustainability Associates (a national network that he helped co-found), The Double Bottom Line Handbook (with financial support from the Ford Foundation), and Building the Sustainable Economy: An Opportunity for Oakland.  He previously served for 12 years as Senior Vice President of Progressive Asset Management, a socially responsible investment company, and he holds both Series 7 and Series 24 securities registrations.

Climate Prosperity Alliance Executive Board

Chair:  Marc Weiss, Chairman and CEO, Global Urban Development, Washington, DC
Vice Chair: Lawrence Bloom, Executive Chairman, Bhairavi Energy, London, UK
Vice Chair: Hazel Henderson, President, Ethical Markets Media (US and Brazil), St. Augustine, FL
Vice Chair: C. S. Kiang, Chairman, Sustainable Development Technology Foundation, Beijing, China
Vice Chair: Rodrigo Loures, Chairman and CEO, Nutrimental, Curitiba, Brazil
Vice Chair: James Nixon, President, Global Urban Development, Oakland, CA
Grace Akumu, Executive Director, Climate Network Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Rosa Alegria, Co-Chair, The Millennium Project, Brazil Node, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Emilia Queiroga Barros, President, Brazil 2020 Agenda, Lauro de Freitas, Brazil
Antonella Battaglini, Process Leader, SuperSmartGrid, Renewables Grid Initiative, European Climate Forum, Berlin, Germany
Robert Baugh, Executive Director, Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC
Scott Bernstein, President, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL
Iman Bibars, Vice President, Ashoka Global, and Regional Director, Ashoka Arab World, Cairo, Egypt
Nancy Brown, CEO, Brown Resources, Pismo Beach, CA
Tess Cacciatore, Chairman and Executive Director, World Trust Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Nancy Carter, City Council Member, Charlotte, NC, and Member, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Steering Committee, National League of Cities, Washington, DC
John Cleveland, Vice President, Innovation Network for Communities, Tamworth, NH
Susan Davis, President, Capital Missions Company, East Troy, WI
Ladislau Dowbor, Professor of Economics and Regional Development, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marlene Fernandes, International Advisor, Brazilian Institute for Municipal Administration (IBAM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Morel Fourman, CEO, Gaiasoft, London, UK
Robert Freling, Executive Director, Solar Electric Light Fund, Washington, DC

John Fullerton, Founder, Level 3 Capital Advisors, New York, NY

Nicky Gavron, Assembly Member, Greater London Authority, London, UK
John Geesman, Board Member, American Council on Renewable Energy, Washington, DC
Theodore Gordon, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder, The Millenium Project, Washington, DC
Alex Grayson, Principal, Omni Group, London, UK
Elliott Hoffman, Chairman and CEO, New Voice of Business, San Francisco, CA
Ashok Khosla, President, Development Alternatives, New Delhi, India
Sean Kidney, Europe Manager, Climate Risk, London, UK
Kelly Krpata, Director, Applied Materials Climate Prosperity Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network, San Jose, CA
Jaime Lerner, Vice Chair, Global Urban Development, Curitiba, Brazil
Christine Loh, CEO, Civic Exchange, Hong Kong, China
L. Hunter Lovins, President and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions, Longmont, CO
Tony Manwaring, CEO, Tomorrow's Company, London, UK
David Martin, Executive Chairman, M∙CAM, Charlottesville, VA
Peter Matthies, Founder, Conscious Business Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
Dan Montgomery, Principal, Resilient Strategies, Superior, CO
Mary Jane Ortega, Secretary General, CITYNET, Yokohama, Japan
Julia Parzen, Sustainability Manager, Urban Sustainability Associates, Chicago, IL
Christina Carvalho Pinto, President, Full Jazz Communications Group, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alexander Plessl, Independent Journalist, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bill Radulovich, Founder, Climate Prosperity Citizens, Pleasanton, CA
Susan Rochford, Vice President for Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and Public Policy, Legrand NA, West Hartford, CT
Nancy Sedmak-Weiss, General Counsel, Climate Prosperity Strategies LLC, Rehoboth, DE
Jigar Shah, CEO, Carbon War Room, Washington, DC
D. Wayne Silby, Founding Chair, Calvert Funds, Bethesda, MD 
Radames Soto, President and Founder, Kinina Ventures, Miami, FL
Steve Viederman, Author, and former President, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, New York, NY
Ramiro Wahrhaftig, Executive Director, Open University for the Environment, Curitiba, Brazil
Nicholas You, Chair, Steering Committee, World Urban Campaign, United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), Nairobi, Kenya

Climate Prosperity Alliance Advisory Board

Poonam Ahluwalia, President, Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES), Cambridge, MA
Jobeda Ali, Managing Director, Fair Knowledge, London, UK
Prince Cemil Giray Alyanak, Founder, Mondofragilis Group, Annecy, France
Mart Bailey, Chairman, US-China Green Tech Summit, San Francisco, CA
Andrea Bassi, Deputy Director for Project Development and Modeling, Millennium Institute, Arlington, VA
Clement Bezold, Chairman and Founder, Institute for Alternative Futures, Alexandria, VA
Allison Brooks, Chief of Staff, Reconnecting America, Oakland, CA
Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute, Washington, DC
Rinaldo Brutoco, President, World Business Academy, Santa Barbara, CA
Ann Chan, California Program Director, Center for Clean Air Policy, Washington, DC
Michael Chang, Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Sustainable Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Helene Connor, Director, HELIO, Paris, France
Thais Corral, Director, Network for Human Development (REDEH), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Member, Board of Directors, Interface, Iowa City, IA
Richard Eidlin, Principal, Eidlin Consulting, Denver, CO
Reese Fayde, Principal, Reese Fayde & Associates, New York, NY
Seth Fearey, Associate Country Director, Peace Corps, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
David Feehan, Advisory Panel Manager and Program Consultant, International Downtown Association, Washington, DC
David Fenton, CEO, Fenton Communications, New York, NY
Shari Garmise, Vice President, Office of Urban Initiatives, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Washington, DC
James Garrison, President, Wisdom University, Mill Valley, CA
David Gershon, CEO, Empowerment Institute, New York, NY
James Gollub, CEO, E-Cubed, San Francisco, CA
David Haenke, Executive Director, Alford Forest, Gainesville, MO
Richard David Hames, Professor and Director, Asian Foresight Institute, Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok, Thailand
James Hanusa, Independent Consultant, San Francisco, CA
Ken Heatherington, Executive Director, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, Fort Myers, FL
Lynn Hinkle, Principal, HK Climate Solutuions, Minneapolis, MN
Paul Hughes, President, Green Fox Energy Group, Newark, DE
Bianca Jagger, President, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, London, UK
Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, and Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Daniel Kammen, Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, World Bank, Washington, DC; and Professor and Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Randall Kempner, Executive Director, Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs, Aspen Institute, Washington, DC
Michael Kennedy, President, Maryland Energy and Sustainability Cooperative, Bethesda, MD
Richard Lindberg, Founder and Chairman, Congress for Environmental Advancement, Lund, Sweden
Steven Lovink, President, Planet2025 Network, Washington, DC 
Adalberto Maluf, City Coordinator, Clinton Climate Initiative, Clinton Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tom McCawley, CEO, Evergreen Asia Pacific Investment, Shanghai, China
Cynthia McEwen, Practice Leader, Sustainability & Leadership, Avastone Consulting, Atlanta, GA
Stephanie McClellan, Clean Energy Economy Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, State of Delaware, Dover, DE
Peter Merry, Director, The Hague Center for Global Governance, Innovation, and Emergence, Utrecht, Netherlands
Lora O'Connor, Consulting Director, Social Media, Citizen Global, Los Angeles, CA

Collin O'Mara, Secretary, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, State of Delaware, Dover, DE

Gerald Page, Managing Director, Equinox Energy Partners Corporation, Beijing, China
Kathryn Papp, Associate Senior Fellow, National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington, DC
Doug Payne, Executive Director, SolarTech Consortium, San Jose, CA
Nicolai Peitersen, CEO, Ethical Economy, London, UK
Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group, Austin, TX
Paul Ray, Director, Institute for the Emerging Wisdom Culture, Mill Valley, CA
Michael Replogle, Global Policy Director and Founder, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Washington, DC
Renato Romano, Principal, Global Green Partners, Los Angeles, CA
Kendra Sandoval, Social Venture Connector, Blue and Yellow Logic, Denver, CO
Allan Savory, President, Savory Institute, Albuquerque, NM
Marybeth Schubert, Principal, Schubert Consulting, Santa Fe, NM
Steve Schueth, President, First Affirmative Financial Network, Colorado Springs, CO
Richard Seline, Managing Principal, Regionnovate, Washington, DC
Nick Silver, Director, Callund Consulting, London, UK
Ranjit Sivaprakasam, President, DSILIVE, Los Angeles, CA
Jasper Sky, Senior Fellow, Oxford University Environmental Change Institute, Oxford, UK
William Stafford, President, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, Seattle, WA
Sean Sweeney, Director, Global Labor Institute, Cornell University, New York, NY
Richard Swett, CEO, Climate Prosperity Enterprise Solutions, Concord, NH
Kaarin Taipale, Chair, Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Buildings and Construction, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Martin Tull, Director of Sustainable Technology, Formos, Portland, OR
Al Victors, President, Creative i, Reno, NV
Wayne Wescott, Principal, Wescott and Wyman, Melbourne, Australia
Mark Willis, Resident Fellow, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University, New York, NY
Eva Willmann de Donlea, Director, Beyond 2012-Climate Professionals, Sydney, Australia
Darcy Stallings Winslow, Director, Sustainable Enterprise Certificate Program, Willamette University, Salem, OR 
Susan Witt, Executive Director, E.F. Schumacher Society, Great Barrington, MA
Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, Applied Solutions, Sonoma, CA
Joel Yudken, Principal, High Road Strategies, Arlington, VA
Dimitri Zenghelis, Senior Economic Advisor, Cisco Systems, and Senior Visiting Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics, London, UK
Larry Zinn, Chairman, Green Jobs Leadership Council, San Antonio, TX

Climate Prosperity Alliance Working Groups

Coordination with Climate Prosperity, Inc.  Co-Chairs: Michael Northrop, Program Director, Sustainable Development, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, NYAndre Pettigrew, Executive Director, Climate Prosperity, Inc., Washington, DC.

MetricsOutreach to Entrepreneurs and Policymakers.  Co-Chairs: Andrea Bassi, Deputy Director for Project Development and Modeling, Millennium Institute, Arlington, VA; Martin Tull, Director of Sustainable Technology, Formos, Portland, OR.

Outreach to Business Organizations.  Co-Chairs: Michael Fleming, President, American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Alexandria, VA; Richard Fleming, President and CEO, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, St. Louis, MO.

Outreach to Civic Organizations.  Co-Chairs: Robert McNulty, President and CEO, Partners for Livable Communities, Washington, DC; Adele Simmons, President, Global Philanthropy Partnership, Chicago, IL.

Outreach to Economic Development Organizations.  Co-Chairs: John Cleveland, Vice President, Innovation Network for Communities, Tamworth, NH; Jeffrey Finkle, President and CEO, International Economic Development Council, Washington, DC.

Outreach to Education and Research Institutions.  Co-Chairs: Shari Garmise, Vice President, Office of Urban Initiatives, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Washington, DC; Joel Rogers, Director, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, and Senior Advisor, Green for All, Oakland, CA.

Outreach to the Federal Government.  Co-Chairs: Uwe Brandes, Vice President, Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC; Emily Wadhams, Vice President for Public Policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC.

Outreach to Financial Institutions and Investors.  Co-Chairs: Paul Hughes, President, Green Fox Energy Group, Newark, DE; Sean Kidney, Europe Manager, Climate Risk, London, UK.

Outreach to Labor Organizations.  Co-Chairs: Robert Baugh, Executive Director, Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC; Joel Yudken, Principal, High Road Strategies, Arlington, VA.

Outreach to Land-Use and Transportation Organizations.  Co-Chairs: Parris Glendening, President, Smart Growth Leadership Institute, Smart Growth America, Washington, DC; Keith Laughlin, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC.

Outreach to Local Governments.  Co-Chairs: Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group, Austin, TX; Graham Richard, Principal, Graham Richard Associates, Ft. Wayne, IN.

Outreach to State Governments.  Co-Chairs: Phil Angelides, Chairman, Apollo Alliance, Sacramento, CA; Mary Jo Waits, Director, Social, Economic, and Workforce Division, National Governors Association, Washington, DC.

Outreach to Sustainability Organizations.  Co-Chairs: Lynne Barker, Program Director, STAR Community Index, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, USA Office, Seattle, WA; Stephanie McClellan, Clean Energy Economy Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, State of Delaware, Dover, DE.

Outreach to Urban and Regional OrganizationsCo-Chairs: Doug Henton, Chairman and CEO, Collaborative Economics, Mountain View, CA; Kim Walesh, Chief Strategist, Office of the City Manager, San Jose, CA.

Promoting Innovative Technologies and Policies.  Co-Chairs: Jackie Roberts, Director of Sustainable Technologies, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC; Richard Swett, CEO, Climate Prosperity Enterprise Solutions, Concord, NH.

Former Climate Prosperity Alliance Working Group Co-Chairs

Lucy Blake, Joe Cortright, David Engel, Robert Ferguson, James Lopez, Shelley Poticha, Ron Sims, Phillip Singerman