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Daniel Esty

Hartford, CT  01/10/14  Energy Commissioner Daniel C. Esty, the Yale University professor and environmental consultant hired in 2011 to lead the major state agency through a period of broad consolidation and planning, is leaving office in February. Esty, 54, released the news Wednesday in a meeting with department staffers. No replacement has been named, though the governor is expected to put forward a name soon.  Photo by JOHN WOIKE | woike@courant.com  hc-energy-commissioner-daniel-esty

DANIEL ESTY

Director of the Center for Environmental Law and Policy at Yale

Topics:

Green Business

Carbon Markets

Environmental Performance Measurements

Global Change Science and Policy

Industrial Environmental Management

Policy, Economics and Law

Climate Change (Global Warming)

Competitive Advantage


Daniel C. Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University. Esty is the world’s leading expert on corporate environmental strategy. He has advised dozens of companies in a multitude of industries all across the globe on energy, environment, and sustainability issues. His recent prizewinning book, 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 critical elements of marketplace success and explains how leading-edge companies have folded environmental thinking into their core business strategies. Esty speaks from his wealth of experience and boundless research on green business, and explains in clear and compelling terms how companies can obtain an “eco-advantage” in the marketplace.

Leadership and scholarship. Esty holds faculty appointments in both Yale’s environment and law schools. He also serves as the director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (www.yale.edu/envirocenter) and the Center for Business & Environment at Yale (www.yale.edu/CBEY). Before taking up his current position at Yale, Esty was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, served in a variety of senior positions on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and practiced law in Washington, DC. He is the author or editor of nine books and numerous articles on environmental strategy, policy, governance, and regulation. Mr. Esty comments frequently on environmental issues on television and radio, as well as in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the New York Times, the Economist, Forbes and Fortune.

Dan Esty spent the 2000–01 academic year as a Visiting Professor at INSEAD, the European business school in Fontainebleau, France. In 2002, Esty received the American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy for “pioneering a data-driven approach to environmental decision making” and developing the global Environmental Sustainability Index. He served four years in his hometown of Cheshire, Connecticut as an elected planning and zoning commissioner.

Green Business

Carbon Markets

Environmental Performance Measurements

Global Change Science and Policy

Industrial Environmental Management

Policy, Economics and Law

Climate Change (Global Warming)

Competitive Advantage

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