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.
CEO, Institute for Sustainable Investing
Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan Stanley
Audrey Choi is Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer of Morgan Stanley. As Chief Marketing Officer, Ms. Choi is responsible for stewarding the brand to reflect the firm's core values of leading with integrity and exceptional ideas across its businesses and geographies. As Chief Sustainability Officer, Ms. Choi oversees the firm's efforts to promote global sustainability through the capital markets. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Choi held senior policy positions in the Clinton Administration, including serving as Chief of Staff of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President. Previously, Ms. Choi was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal. She serves on the boards of several national nonprofits focused on sustainability, community development and social justice. Ms. Choi is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
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.
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, served 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 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.
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.
LINDA A. HILL
Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative. She is the author of several award winning books on leadership and management. In 2014 she presented a TED talk on the subject of discussing how to manage for collective creativity that currently has over 2 million views. Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of Relay Therapeutics, Harvard Business Publishing, and the Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. Hill serves on the Board of Trustee of the Art College of Design and is a Special Representative to the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College. She is also on the Advisory Board of Eight Inc., the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, and the Advisory Board for the California Institute for Telecommunications and information Technology (Calit2). She is on the Board of Advisors of the American Repertory Theater. She is a member of the HR People + Strategy Advisory Council. Hill is a former director of the Eaton Corporation, former member of the Board of Trustees of The Rockefeller Foundation, The Bridgespan Group, State Street Corporation, and a former member of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund USA board.
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."
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 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.
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."
Rip Rapson has served as president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation since 2006, transforming it from a foundation that funded building projects to one that seeks to build and strengthen pathways to opportunity for people with low incomes living in America’s cities, including its hometown of Detroit. He previously served as president of the McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, where he led early childhood development efforts, created a regional public-private-philanthropic economic development organization, and enhanced environmental protections along the Mississippi River. He earlier served as the deputy mayor of Minneapolis, with responsibility for designing a $400 million neighborhood revitalization program, revamping the municipal budgeting process and elevating the city’s commitment to children and families.
Mr. Roman is PIMCO's chief executive officer and a managing director of the firm. As CEO, he serves on PIMCO’s Executive Committee and has executive oversight of the firm’s client and business areas, including broad strategy-setting and resource management. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2016, Mr. Roman was CEO at Man Group PLC, one of the world’s largest publicly traded alternative asset managers and a leader in liquid, high-alpha investment strategies. Previously, he was chief operating officer at Man Group from 2010–2013, and co-chief executive officer at GLG Partners, Inc., prior to the firm’s acquisition by Man Group in 2010. Earlier in his career, he was with Goldman Sachs for 18 years, serving as co-head of worldwide global securities and co-head of the European services division. He has served as a trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board Ltd. as well as a trustee of the Paris Review of Books, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the Tate Foundation and the University of Chicago. He has 31 years of investment experience and holds an MBA in finance and econometrics from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from the University of Paris IX Dauphine.
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 L. Schapiro is the Vice Chair for Global Public Policy and Special Advisor to the Founder and Chairman of Bloomberg L.P. She was previously managing director of Promontory Financial Group LLC from March 2013 to January 2014. Ms. Schapiro served as the Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, from January 2009 to December 2012. She was also the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from 2006 to 2008, and served in numerous other key executive positions at FINRA and its predecessor from 1996 to 2006, including Vice Chair and President of NASD Regulation. Ms. Schapiro served as Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 1994 to 1996. She currently serves on the board of CVS Health Corporation. Ms. Schapiro is also Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of Promontory, as well as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. Ms. Schapiro is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and also received a Juris Doctor from George Washington University School of Law.
Laura D. Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School and Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. She chairs the Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees at UC Berkeley. From July 2018 to December 2018, she served as Interim Dean of Berkeley Haas. Previously, she was the Dean of London Business School (2002-2006) and the Dean of Berkeley Haas (1998-2001). 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., Lexmark International Inc., and Apex Swiss Holdings SARL. She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, an international social justice philanthropy with a $13 billion endowment and $600 million in annual grant making. For two decades, he has been a leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Darren led the philanthropy committee that helped bring a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy, and chairs the US Alliance on Impact Investing. He co-chairs New York City’s Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, and serves on the Commission on the Future of Riker’s Island Correctional Institution and the UN International Labor Organization Commission on the Future of Work. He also serves on the boards of Carnegie Hall and the High Line, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.