What Matters to Me and Why: A Lecture with Commissioner Dan Esty
Please join us Wednesday, April 3, for a lecture by Commissioner Dan Esty in the new speaker series What Matters to Me and Why. The series, launched by Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies master's student Lauren Graham, provides a forum for Yale faculty and administrators to discuss matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations, in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the university community.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 PM in Sage Hall's Bowers Auditorium. For more information, contact Lauren Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel C. Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University, currently on leave to serve as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He holds faculty appointments in both Yale’s Environment and Law Schools and serves as the Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Center for Business & Environment at Yale.
Author or editor of ten books and numerous articles on sustainability and environmental issues and the relationships between environmental protection and corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, globalization, metrics, governance, and development, Professor Esty’s prizewinning book (with Andrew Winston), Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, argues that pollution control and natural resource management have become criticalelements of marketplace success and explains how leading-edge companies have folded environmental thinking into their core business strategies. His most recent book (with P.J. Simmons), The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function offers practical advice on how to execute a sustainability strategy across a wide range of businesses and activities.
Professor Esty has advised companies of all sizes and in a wide range of industries on corporate environmental or sustainability strategy including Ikea, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Boeing, and IBM.
Prior to taking up his position at Yale, Professor Esty was a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (1993-94), served in a variety of senior positions on the US Environmental Protection Agency (1989-93), and practiced law in Washington, DC (1986-89). He has an AB from Harvard College, an MA from Balliol College at Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a JD from Yale Law School.