E2 welcomes Christopher Walker, Director, North America of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as a Chapter Director for the New York Chapter of E2.
For the last 15 years, Chris has been a thought leader in sustainability strategy and implementation, energy/carbon markets, climate risk and mitigation, cleantech and socially-responsible investing. Chris recently joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as the Director, North America based in New York City where he works with member companies across North America on a wide cross section of sustainability issues. Prior to the WBCSD, he was a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice. In this role he concentrated on client and market development and strategy throughout the US, Canada and Latin America, extending to clients through the firm’s core services: assurance, advisory, tax and transaction advisory services. He previously was the Executive Officer of the Carbon Trust, LLC, and the US affiliate of the UK’s Carbon Trust, whose mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by saving energy and commercialize low carbon technologies. He has served on the National Academy of Science’s, congressionally mandated study “America’s Climate Choices” (July 2010) and as Executive Director for North America for The Climate Group and as Head of Swiss Re's Sustainability Business Development. At Swiss Re, he ran a unit responsible for developing commercial applications to Swiss Re Sustainability as well as government affairs liaison on climate change/GHG emissions issues. Prior to Swiss Re, he practiced environmental law concentrating on asbestos and toxic tort litigation.
Look for an in-depth interview with Chris in an upcoming issue.