Institute for Sustainable Investing Advisory Board

The Institute for Sustainable Investing's Advisory Board, comprised of prominent leaders from business, academia and leading non-governmental organizations, guides the Institute's work and strategic priorities

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James Gorman

James Gorman

Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley
Chairman, Advisory Board, Institute for Sustainable Investing

James Gorman is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Gorman served as Co-President of Morgan Stanley, as well as Co-Head of Corporate Strategy, from 2007 to 2009. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 as President and Chief Operating officer of Wealth Management. Previously, Mr. Gorman held a number of executive positions at Merrill Lynch, including head of the global private client businesses, head of Strategy and Research, and Chief Marketing Officer. He was also a senior partner of McKinsey & Co. and, earlier in his career, an attorney in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Gorman serves on the Federal Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School, the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel, the Financial Services Forum, and the boards of the Partnership for New York City and Institute of International Finance. He formerly served on the board and as Chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in Washington, D.C.

Audrey Choi

Audrey Choi

CEO, Institute for Sustainable Investing
Managing Director and Head, Morgan Stanley Global Sustainable Finance Group


Audrey Choi is CEO of Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing. She is also Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley's Global Sustainable Finance group, overseeing the firm's efforts to support resilient communities, economic opportunity and global sustainability through the capital markets. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Choi held senior policy positions in the Clinton Administration, the Commerce Department, and the Federal Communications Commission. While at the White House, Ms. Choi served as Chief of Staff of the Council of Economic Advisers and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President. Earlier in her career, Ms. Choi was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal. Currently, she is a member of President Obama's U.S. Community Development Advisory Board.

Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company. In his 29 years with the firm, Dominic has advised clients in a range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrial. Prior to his current role, Dominic was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia Chairman from 2004 to 2009 and led the Korea office from 2000 to 2004. Dominic is an active participant in international fora including Davos, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence, the Asia Business Council and the China Development Forum.  He has authored more than 80 articles on the role of business in society, leadership, financial services, Asia, history and the issues and opportunities facing markets worldwide. Dominic is the Co-Chair of the ‘Focusing Capital on the Long Term’ initiative, which seeks to develop practical structures, metrics and approaches for longer-term behaviours in the investment and business worlds. He is a Rhodes Trustee and an Honorary Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford.  Dominic is also an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Laurence Belfer

Laurence Belfer

Laurence D. Belfer is CEO of Belfer Management LLC, a New York family investment firm that emphasizes the energy, real estate and financial services industries. Previously, Mr. Belfer served as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Belco Oil and Gas Corp. He is a member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, a member of the Young Presidents' Organization, and a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute. He serves on the Board of Directors of Castleton Commodities International LLC, the Belfer Foundation and the 92nd Street Y, where he is also Vice President and Chairs the 92Y American Conversation.

Rosina Bierbaum

Rosina Bierbaum

Dr. Rosina Bierbaum is a Professor and Dean Emerita at the University of Michigan, with appointments in the School of Natural Resources & Environment and the School of Public Health. She chairs the Scientific and Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility, serves on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and is an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank. She was a lead author of the US National Climate Assessment and co-directed the World Bank’s World Development Report 2010, which focused on climate change and development. Dr. Bierbaum served for two decades in the US Government, leading the first Environment Division at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Protection Award. She serves on the Boards of several foundations and NGOs and has lectured on every continent.

Steven Corwin

Steven Corwin

Steven J. Corwin, M.D. is CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is responsible for advancing the Hospital's strategic initiatives to fulfill its commitment to We Put Patients First, at the core of its mission. He oversees the development and implementation of the Hospital's capital and fundraising plans; advocates for academic medicine under healthcare reform; focuses on further integrating electronic information systems across the care continuum; collaborates with the Hospital's medical school partners and Healthcare System to support patient care, education, and research; and works on continuing to improve community health status. A cardiologist and internist, Dr. Corwin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Hospital Association Foundation and a Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine.

David Gergen

David Gergen

David Gergen is a professor of public service and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he works actively with a rising generation of new leaders. He also serves as a senior political analyst for CNN. In the past, he has served as a White House adviser to four US presidents of both parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton. He wrote about those experiences in his New York Times best-seller, "Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton." Mr. Gergen has been a regular television commentator on public affairs for some 30 years and twice has been a member of election coverage teams that won Peabody awards.

Harish Hande

Harish Hande

Harish Hande is the managing director and co-founder of SELCO-India. He is widely recognized for his efforts to bring decentralized sustainable energy solutions to the poor and was awarded Asia's prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2011 for his social enterprise work. Since its founding in 1995, SELCO has built a service network in five states, catering to over half a million customers. In 2012, Mr. Hande was appointed as the lead expert on the solar high powered committee at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. He was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation.

Douglas Hodge

Douglas Hodge

Douglas Hodge is the chief executive officer of PIMCO. He also serves on PIMCO's executive committee and on the global executive committee for Allianz Asset Management, the governing body of asset management for the Allianz Group. Previously, he served as PIMCO’s chief operating officer. Earlier, Mr. Hodge led the Asia-Pacific region from the firm's Tokyo office from 2002 to 2009. He joined PIMCO in 1989 and has previously served the firm as a senior account manager responsible for client relationships worldwide and as a global product manager. Mr. Hodge currently serves on the board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. He has 28 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He received an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

Jeffrey Hollender

Jeffrey Hollender

Jeffrey Hollender is the founder of Hollender Sustainable Brands and an adjunct professor for sustainability and social entrepreneurship at New York University. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation, which he built into a leading natural product brand known for its authenticity, transparency, and progressive business practices. Mr. Hollender is also the co-chair of Greenpeace US; co-founder and board chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of 140,000 business leaders committed to progressive public policy; and the author of seven books, including "How to Make the World a Better Place – A Beginner's Guide"; "The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win"; and "Planet Home."

Karen Elliott House

Karen Elliott House

Karen Elliott House is the former publisher of The Wall Street Journal and senior vice president of Dow Jones & Company. Currently, she is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and author of "On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines – and Future." From 1989 to 2002, Ms. House served as vice president international and then president international of Dow Jones. Her journalism awards include a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for coverage of the Middle East, two Overseas Press Club awards and the Edwin M. Hood Award for Excellence in Diplomatic Reporting.

Mindy Lubber

Mindy Lubber

Mindy S. Lubber is president of Ceres, an international coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges. She also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of more than 100 leading institutional investors managing $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change. Ms. Lubber is a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was recently named one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance" by Directorship Magazine. Before Ceres, she served as Regional Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency for New England and founded Green Century Capital Management, a family of environmentally responsible mutual funds.

Eric Mindich

Eric Mindich

Eric Mindich is founder and CEO of Eton Park Capital Management, a global, multi-disciplinary, team-oriented investment organization. Prior to forming Eton Park in 2004, Mr. Mindich spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs, where he led the Equities Arbitrage business and the Equities Division and served as a member of the Management Committee. Mr. Mindich serves as president of the Lincoln Center Theater Board of Directors and as a trustee of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Inc., The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Horace Mann School. He served as a director of the Harvard Management Company from 1996 to 2004.

Luther Ragin

Luther Ragin

Luther M. Ragin, Jr. is former President and CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Previously, Mr. Ragin served as Vice President for Investments at F.B. Heron Foundation, overseeing its endowment and increasing the impact investing allocation to more than 40 percent while maintaining competitive, risk-adjusted financial returns. He was also Chief Financial Officer of the National Community Capital Association, a trade association of community development financial institutions that provide access to capital in low-income communities. He is a member of the board of directors of Social Finance US, the GIIN, and the Threshold Group, and is an adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Rey Ramsey

Rey Ramsey

Rey Ramsey is an entrepreneur, producer, author and activist who most recently served as president and CEO of TechNet, a bipartisan political network of executives of leading US technology companies. He is also the founder of One Economy Corporation, a nonprofit organization that has helped bring broadband access into the homes of over 300,000 low-income Americans. Previously, Mr. Ramsey served as president and chief operating officer of the Enterprise Foundation, now known as Enterprise Community Partners, which has invested billions of dollars into urban centers to build and preserve affordable housing. He is co-author of "ManagingNonprofits.org: Dynamic Management for the Digital Age."

Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd

Mr. Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010- 2012). He led Australia’s response during the Global Financial Crisis, and co-founded the G20. Mr. Rudd ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2007 and legislated in 2008 for a 20% mandatory renewable energy target for Australia. He represented Australia at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit which produced the Copenhagen Accord, committing states to not allow temperature increases beyond two degrees. Mr. Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York and Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism where in 2015-6 he leads a review of the UN system. Mr. Rudd is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House in London, a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Paulson Institute in Chicago. Mr. Rudd is a member of the Comprehensive Test Ban Organization's Group of Eminent Persons. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, serves as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and co-Chairs the China Global Affairs Council of the World Economic Forum.

Mary Schapiro

Mary Schapiro

Mary Schapiro was chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2009 to 2012, capping a distinguished career in government and private-sector regulation. Ms. Schapiro’s service as the 29th SEC chairman culminated decades of regulatory leadership. She was the first woman to serve as SEC chairman, and the only person to have served as chairman of both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. During four years as chairman, Ms. Schapiro presided over one of the busiest rule-making agendas in the SEC’s history, during which the agency also executed a comprehensive restructuring program to improve protections for investors. Mary serves as Vice Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, a board member of General Electric and the London Stock Exchange Group and Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of Promontory Financial Group. She is a trustee of Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) and an advisory board member of the Center for Audit Quality.

Laura Tyson

Laura Tyson

Laura Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School and Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She chairs the Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees. From 2002-2006, she served as Dean of London Business School and from 1998-2001 she served as Dean of the Berkeley-Haas. Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and as Director of the National Economic Council (1995 – 1996). She is a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T, CBRE Group Inc. and Silver Spring Networks. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Morgan Stanley from 1997 through May 2016.