Our board of trustees

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* Founding trustees


Carl Ferenbach
Chairman and Co-founder, High Meadows Foundation;
Co-founder, Berkshire Partners, LLC

Art Cooley*
Naturalist and former Expedition Leader, Lindblad Expeditions

Shelby W. Bonnie
Vice Chair
Co-founder, CNET Networks

The Honorable Thomas H. Kean
Vice Chair
Chairman, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Vice Chair
Valley Professor of Marine Biology, Oregon State University; Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Herb Allen
President, Allen & Company

G. Leonard Baker, Jr.
Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures

Joshua Bekenstein
Managing Director, Bain Capital

Michael Bills
Founder and CIO, Bluestem Asset Management

Sally G. Bingham, M.Div.
President, The Regeneration Project, Interfaith Power and Light

William K. Bowes, Jr.
Founding Partner, U.S. Venture Partners
President, William K. Bowes Foundation

Christopher A. Cole
Co-Chairman of the Investment Banking Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Christopher Costello
Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Bren School UCSB; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Ruth DeFries, Ph.D.
Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University

Ann Doerr
Chairman, Khan Academy

Susan Ford Dorsey
President, Sand Hill Foundation

Stanley Druckenmiller

Kirsten J. Feldman
Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Chair, Steep Rock Association

Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.
Pediatrician; Dean, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Charles J. Hamilton, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

Griff Harsh
Professor and Associate Dean, Stanford School of Medicine

Mark W. Heising
Managing Director, Medley Partners

Benjamin Todd Jealous
Partner, Kapor Capital

Kristine Johnson
Executive Director, Kingfisher Foundation

Arthur Kern

Xue Lan
Cheung Kong Chair Professor and Dean of School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

Richard J. Lazarus
Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard University

Abby Leigh

Sarah Liao Sau-tung, Ph.D.
Former Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, Hong Kong SAR Government; currently Acting Director, The Kadoorie Institute, The University of Hong Kong

Katherine Lorenz
President, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Frank Loy
Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Susan Mandel
ZOOM Foundation

Kathryn Murdoch
President, Quadrivium Foundation

Signe Ostby
Advisor, Center for Brand and Product Management, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Director, The Intuit Scholarship Foundation

Stephen W. Pacala, Ph.D.
Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology;
Director, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University

Julian H. Robertson, Jr.
Founder and Chairman, Tiger Management, LLC

Peggy M. Shepard
Co-founder and Executive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice)

Edward Stern
President, Hartz Capital

Lise Strickler
Environmental Advocate

Sam Rawlings Walton
Boatman, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur

Charles F. Wurster, Ph.D.*
Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Honorary Trustees

Roland C. Clement

Gene E. Likens, Ph.D.

George G. Montgomery, Jr.

N. J. Nicholas, Jr.

George M. Woodwell, Ph.D.*

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