Scientific and Policy Advisors


Dan Esty

Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with appointments in both the Environment and Law Schools. He also serves as the Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and co-directs the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale. Professor Esty is the author or editor of ten books and dozens of articles on environmental protection, energy, and sustainability -- and their connections to policy, corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, and economic success. His prizewinning volume, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, has recently been named the top-selling “green business” book of the past decade. Known for his pathbreaking work at the business-energy/environment/sustainability interface, Professor Esty has provided strategy advice to companies, governments, international organizations, NGOs, and foundations.

From 2011 to early 2014, Professor Esty served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection where he earned a reputation for bringing fresh thinking to both energy and environmental policymaking, including such innovations as Connecticut’s first-in-the-nation Green Bank and a “LEAN” restructuring of all of Connecticut’s environmental permitting programs to make the state’s regulatory framework lighter, faster, and more efficient and effective. Prior to taking up his Yale Professorship in 1994, he served in a variety of senior positions at the US Environmental Protection Agency and was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC.

Mike Krzus

Michael P. Krzus is an independent integrated reporting consultant and researcher. He has provided advisory services to participants in the International Integrated Reporting Council Pilot Programme Business Network, companies exploring the adoption integrated reporting and consulting organizations seeking to enhance integrated reporting capabilities for clients. Mike is the co-author (with Robert G. Eccles) of The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives and Materiality and One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy.

Alan Gertler

Currently the Vice President for Research at the Desert Research Institute, a renowned environmental research organization, Dr. Gertler has over 35 years experience in the fields of air quality, atmospheric chemistry, and renewable energy. Prior to holding the position of Vice President for Research, Dr. Gertler was the Senior Director of DRI’s Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Center, the organizational umbrella under which all of DRI’s renewable energy research, education, and outreach are conducted. Much of his research has focused on emissions of pollutants, with particular emphasis on the impact of mobile sources on the environment. His recent work includes measurements and characterization of emissions from mobile sources operating on traditional, biofuel, and HCNG blends and urban air qualities studies in megacities and the developing world.

Dr. Gertler has received numerous awards for his work including the Hope for the Future for a Sustainable World Award from the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Agencies (IUAPPA) and the Nevada System of Higher Education Regents’ Researcher Award.

Ian Goldin

Professor Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University. Ian was previously Vice President of the World Bank and its Director of Development Policy after serving as advisor to President Mandela and Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. He has a MSc from LSE an MA and DPhil from Oxford. He has published 17 books, including Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing and what we can do about it (Oxford), Exceptional People on Migration (Princeton), Globalisation for Development (Oxford) and The Economics of Sustainable Development (Cambridge). His awards include being knighted by the French Government.