People

    • Paul Raskin

      Paul Raskin

      President

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      Paul Raskin is the founding President of the Tellus Institute. The overarching theme of Dr. Raskin’s work has been the development of visions and strategies for a transformation to more resilient and equitable forms of social development. Toward this larger aim, his research has spanned issues (energy, water, climate change, ecosystems, and sustainable development) and spatial scales (local, national, and global). He has conceived and built widely-used models for integrated scenario planning for energy (LEAP), freshwater (WEAP), and sustainability (PoleStar). Dr. Raskin has published widely, and served as a lead author for the U.S. National Academy of Science’s Board on Sustainability, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the Earth Charter, and UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook. In 1995, he convened the Global Scenario Group to explore the requirements for a transition to a sustainable and just global civilization. The Group’s 2002 valedictory essay—Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead—became the point of departure for the Great Transition Initiative that Dr. Raskin launched in 2003 and continues to direct. Earlier in his career, Dr. Raskin received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University in 1970.


      Visions of a Sustainable World
      Yale University interview with Paul Raskin
      Visions of a Sustainable World

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      Global Futures: The GT Alternative
      A step-by-step explanation (Harvard lecture)
      Global Futures: The Great Transition Alternative

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      Paul Raskin   Selected publications for Paul Raskin
    • Rich Rosen

      Rich Rosen

      Senior Fellow

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      Rich Rosen is Executive Vice President and a founding member of Tellus Institute. He has thirty years of experience in energy sector resource planning and management as well as environmental compliance. In the 1990s, Dr. Rosen’s research focused on the economics and feasibility of restructuring and deregulating the electricity utility industry. In a variety of regulatory and public planning settings, he has presented detailed analyses of alternative supply options, renewable resources, environmental impacts, energy efficiency technologies, and integrated power plans in both market and regulated contexts. Dr. Rosen’s current research focus is on alternative economic visions and models for the global economy over the long-term, including new approaches to the allocation of capital, regulation of investments, and management of the production unit. In the context of envisioning a Great Transition scenario, Dr. Rosen has overseen the generation of several highly detailed global development scenarios for the years 2005 - 2100 based on Tellus's Polestar model. He is also active on economic issues through the Great Transition Initiative and Corporation 20/20 networks of Tellus

      Dr. Rosen received a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University in 1974.


      Rich Rosen   Selected publications for Rich Rosen
    • John Stutz

      John Stutz

      Senior Fellow

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      John Stutz is Vice President and a founding member of Tellus Institute. Over the past 38 years, his work at Tellus has addressed utility regulation, energy policy, waste management, and conservation. The unifying theme has been the impact of consumption on individuals, the economy, and the environment. On numerous occasions, he has appeared as an expert witness before regulatory bodies in the US and Canada. Also, working on behalf of the US EPA, the OECD, and others, he has studied problems such as waste prevention and the measurement of progress toward sustainability. Recently, Dr. Stutz's work has centered on human well-being as it relates to values, affluence, and the environment. He is a founding member of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI).

      Before joining Tellus in 1976, Dr. Stutz was on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the State University of New York at Albany, where he received tenure, and Fordham University, where he was an associate professor of mathematics and co-director of the program in mathematics and economics. He received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1969.


      John Stutz   Selected publications for John Stutz
    • Allen White

      Allen White

      Senior Fellow

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      Allen White is Vice President and Senior Fellow at Tellus Institute and directs the institute’s Program on Corporate Redesign. In 1997, he co-founded the Global Reporting Initiative (www.globalreporting.org) and served as its Acting CEO until 2002. In 2004, he co-founded and is now Director of Corporation 2020 (www.corporation2020.org), an initiative focused on designing future corporations to create and sustain social mission. For his expertise in sustainability strategy, policy, tools, and standards, he has been engaged by multilateral organizations such as the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank; foundations such as the Pew Charitable Trusts and the UN Foundation; numerous Fortune 500 companies; US EPA; and NGOs such as Oxfam and People4Earth. Dr. White has held faculty and research positions at the University of Connecticut, Clark University, and Battelle Laboratories, and he is a former Fulbright Scholar in Peru. He was Founding Chair of GAN-Net/iScale and has served on boards, advisory groups, and committees of the International Corporate Governance Network, Civic Capital, Instituto Ethos (Brazil), the New Economy Network, New Earth/Earthster, and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Since 2005, Dr. White has served as Senior Advisor to Business for Social Responsibility and to CERES as a principal architect of the first standardized environmental reporting framework in the years following launch of the organization in 1990. He is co-author of Corporate Environmentalism in a Global Economy and has published and spoken widely on corporate design, sustainability, accountability, and governance.

      Dr. White received a Ph.D. in Geography from Ohio State University.


      Allen White   Selected publications for Allen White
    • James Goldstein

      James Goldstein

      Senior Fellow

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      James Goldstein is a Senior Fellow at Tellus Institute, where he directs the Sustainable Communities Program. His research centers on the development of analytic methods and stakeholder processes for community-based initiatives to integrate environmental protection, economic development, and social well-being. He has over thirty years of experience in the assessment of environmental problems and policies, with a particular emphasis on integrated approaches for water resource planning, solid waste/materials management, and long-range scenario analysis. His current focus is incorporating a global perspective in the design of local and regional sustainability efforts. He has developed sustainability scenarios for the Boston metropolitan area, advised on integrated resource planning for provision of regional water management, and advanced sustainable urbanization as a key component of the future UN Development Agenda.

      Mr. Goldstein received a B.A. in Geography from Clark University in 1978.


      James Goldstein   Selected publications for James Goldstein
    • Tariq Banuri

      Tariq Banuri

      Associate Fellow

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      Tariq Banuri is an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute and Professor in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah. He served most recently as the Director of the UN Division for Sustainable Development. Earlier, he had been instrumental in the design of a number of institutions and networks on sustainable development, including the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI); the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP); the Asia Centre of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); the UN Office of Sustainable Development (UNOSD) in Inchon, South Korea; the Ring Alliance; the Sustainable Mekong Research Network; the Human Development Foundation of North America; and the Great Transition Initiative.

      He has served on national as well as international forums for policy and research, including as Coordinating Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), member of the United Nations’ Committee on Development Policy (CDP), member of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Council, member of the board of governors of Pakistan’s central bank, member/secretary of the Presidential Committee on Higher Education, and Chair of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy (CEESP).

      He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.


      Tariq Banuri   Selected publications for Tariq Banuri
    • Halina Brown

      Halina Brown

      Associate Fellow

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      Halina Szejnwald Brown is an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute and Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Clark University. Brown’s research and teaching has evolved from cancer research, risk assessment of environmental pollutants, and environmental health policy to corporate environmental management, institutionalization of sustainability reporting, socio-technical transitions, and sustainable consumption. She was a chief toxicologist at Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and visiting professor at several European universities. She has served on numerous committees of the National Academy of Sciences and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the International Society for Risk Analysis.

      Brown’s current research focuses on the interaction of technology, policy, and culture in a transition to sustainable and prosperous future. She co-founded the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), the North American knowledge network of professionals working at the interface of material consumption, human fulfillment, and technological change. She has co-authored three books: Corporate Environmentalism in a Global Economy, Effective Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Poland’s Experience, and Innovations in Sustainable Consumption.

      Halina Brown received a Ph.D. in chemistry from New York University.


      Halina Brown   Selected publications for Halina Brown
    • Maruxa Cardama

      Maruxa Cardama

      Associate Fellow

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      Maruxa Cardama serves as Executive Project Coordinator of Communitas Coalition for Sustainable Cities in the New UN Development Agenda. Communitas core partners are Tellus Institute, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD), and UN-Habitat. Communitas works to advance sustainable urbanization as a key component of the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targets and indicators, and means of implementation and partnerships.

      Previously (2010-2012), she served as Secretary General of nrg4SD. During her tenure, nrg4SD co-facilitated the engagement of subnational and local authorities at the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. From 2004 to late 2010, she served as Deputy Director for the representation of the South West of England to the European Union (EU). She led partnership efforts on EU sustainable development policy, including between regional authorities, academia, and the private sector. Earlier, she was Sustainable Development and Institutional Affairs Officer in the EU representation of the Spanish region of Galicia and started her career in the EU Committee of the Regions.

      She holds an LL.B from the University of La Coruña in Spain, an LL.M. in European Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and an M.A. in Management of Cooperation Projects from the Organisation of Ibero American States.

    • Maurie Cohen

      Maurie Cohen

      Associate Fellow

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      Maurie Cohen is an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has held prior academic positions at the University of Leeds, Binghamton University (State University of New York), Mansfield College (Oxford University), and Indiana University. Dr. Cohen is a co-founder of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), an international knowledge network comprising academics, policy makers, and practitioners working at the interface of material consumption, sustainable systems innovation, and economic transition. He also serves as the editor of Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, an open-access e-journal dedicated to the wide dissemination of scholarly research and professional insights on sustainability. His books include Innovations in Sustainable Consumption: New Economics, Socio-technical Transitions, and Social Practices (with Halina Brown and Philip Vergragt), Exploring Sustainable Consumption: Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences (with Joseph Murphy), Risk in the Modern Age: Social Theory, Science, and Environmental Decision Making, and The Exxon Valdez Disaster: Readings on a Social Problem (with J. Steven Picou and Duane Gill).

      He holds a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania.


      Maurie Cohen   Selected publications for Maurie Cohen
    • Felix Dodds

      Felix Dodds

      Associate Fellow

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      Felix Dodds is an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute and an independent consultant focusing on stakeholder engagement in the sustainable development process. He was previously Executive Director of the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future from 1992 to 2012. He has been active at the UN since 1990, attending the Rio Earth Summit, Habitat II, Rio+5, Beijing+5, Copenhagen+5, and the World Summit on Sustainable Development. He has also participated in all the UN Commissions for Sustainable Development and many UNEP Governing Councils. In 2011, he chaired the 64th UN Department of Public Information NGO Conference on Sustainable Societies Responsive Citizens. He co-chaired the NGO Coalition at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development from 1997 to 2001. He has written or edited nine books, including the recent Only One Earth: the Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development (2012). He is a member of a number of advisory boards, including the Council of Advisors for the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security, Asia-Europe Foundation - ENVforum Steering Committee, and the Great Transition Initiative.

      He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Surrey.

    • Christi Electris

      Christi Electris

      Senior Associate

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      Christi Electris joined Tellus as an Associate in 2007. She is the co-author of "The Century Ahead: Searching for Sustainability" (2010), a quantitative analysis of the Institute's global sustainability PoleStar scenarios. She was also a contributor to the Institute’s recent reports Educational Endowments and the Financial Crisis (2010) and Academic Excess (2011) and a member of the Institute’s team that conducted research and analysis for the US SIF Foundation’s 2010 Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United States and 2011 report on Sustainability Trends in US Alternative Investments. She has done consulting and research work on a variety of projects in energy, climate, agriculture, well-being, sustainability indicators, and corporate redesign.

      A computer scientist and quantitative policy analyst by training, she has worked as a researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where she designed and built data-driven and knowledge-based probabilistic models, and a research assistant at MIT’s Global System for Sustainable Development group, the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, and the Sloan School of Management.

      She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.


      Christi Electris   Selected publications for Christi Electris
    • Michael Gerst

      Michael Gerst

      Associate Fellow

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      Michael Gerst is an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute and Assistant Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on decision tools and models for the assessment of sustainability and socio-technical-environmental systems. His recent projects include the development of an agent-based model that couples international climate policy negotiation and domestic economy/energy systems, using the PoleStar model and the Planetary Boundaries framework to develop scenarios for the UN High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability and risk-based analyses of long-term climate change.

      He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University.


      Michael Gerst   Selected publications for Michael Gerst
    • Joshua Humphreys

      Joshua Humphreys

      Associate Fellow

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      Joshua Humphreys is an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute and founding President and Senior Fellow of Croatan Institute, an independent institute for advanced social and environmental research and engagement.

      Dr. Humphreys is a leading analyst of the social and environmental consequences of finance capitalism and an outspoken advocate for social equity, ecological resilience, and economic democracy. He has taught at Harvard, Princeton, and New York University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Paris at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and a visiting fellow at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He served as associate fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, visiting research associate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, scholar-in-residence at the Rockefeller Archive Center, and an Aspen Environment Forum Scholar. He has advised numerous non-profits, businesses, community and labor groups, policymakers, and multilateral organizations on complex issues in social and environmental finance.

      He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Dwight Hall SRI Fund at Yale University, the Advisory Council of the Responsible Endowments Coalition, and the Board of Advisors of the Coalition for Responsible Investment at Harvard.

      He holds a Ph.D. in History from New York University.


      Joshua Humphreys   Selected publications for Joshua Humphreys
    • Marjorie Kelly

      Marjorie Kelly

      Associate Fellow

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      Marjorie Kelly is currently an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute and Director of Consultancy Services at The Democracy Collaborative, a nonprofit research and consulting organization that specializes in community wealth building. Among the projects she currently heads up is a Learning/Action Lab assisting a half-dozen Native American nonprofits launch social enterprises and employee-owned companies. Kelly has led a variety of consulting and research projects in corporate social responsibility, rural development, and impact investing for organizations like the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. She is author of the new book Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution (2012), which explores which explores the emergence of a generative economy characterized by values-based enterprises, and The Divine Right of Capital (2003). She was co-founder, and for twenty years president, of Business Ethics magazine, and the co-founder of Corporation 20/20, a multi-stakeholder initiative to envision and advocate enterprise and financial designs that integrate social, environmental, and financial aims. She is a board member of Salem Alliance for the Environment and on the advisory board of the Sustainable Business Academy.

      She holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri.


      Marjorie Kelly   Selected publications for Marjorie Kelly
    • Orion Kriegman

      Orion Kriegman

      Associate

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      Orion Kriegman is the founder of Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET), a pilot-project in Boston pioneering community resilience and Co-Director for the New England NET of the Institute for Policy Studies, doing the same at a regional level.

      He is also an Associate at Tellus Institute, where he served for many years as Coordinator of the Great Transition Initiative (GTI). He coordinated the creation of the Urban Ecovillage Network and was the Project Officer for Reflecting on Peace Practice, a practitioner’s learning network for peace-building efforts in internal armed conflicts. He also worked in Guatemala with the Organization of American States to help government and civil society implement the policies outlined in the peace accords.

      Mr. Kriegman received a Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2004.


      Orion Kriegman   Selected publications for Orion Kriegman
    • Benjamin Linder

      Benjamin Linder

      Associate Fellow

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      Benjamin Linder is a Visiting Fellow at Tellus Institute and an Associate Professor of Design and Mechanical Engineering at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. His teaching and research areas include sustainable design, international development, human-centered design, and creative design methods. He is focused on furthering a more ecologically connected and socially informed design practice.

      Dr. Linder is currently addressing design for well-being and sufficiency. He is working to improve the use of synthesis strategies to balance the rise in analysis, especially life cycle analysis, within design. In addition, he is attempting to reframe engineering education to support the transition to a fair, steady state future.

      Dr. Linder co-founded and co-organizes the International Development Design Summit, which brings people together from over twenty countries to build local, creative design capacity. He formed the Tri-campus Sustainability Working Group between Wellesley, Babson, and Olin Colleges to provide a holistic, multidisciplinary education in sustainability to students on all three campuses. He recently founded Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship, a joint program between Babson and Olin College.

      He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    • Rasigan Maharajh

      Rasigan Maharajh

      Associate Fellow

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      Rasigan Maharajh is concurrently Nodal Head of the Department of Science and Technology and National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (RSA); the founding Chief Director of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation at Tshwane University of Technology (RSA); and an Associate Research Fellow of Tellus Institute. In 2014, he was Visiting Professor at Rede de Pesquisa em Sistemas e Arranjos Produtivos e Inovativos Locais in the Instituto de Economia of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Visiting Research Scholar at the George Perkins Marsh Institute of Clark University (USA).

      Prior to his return to academia in 2004, he was Head of Policy at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (1997-2004) and National Coordinator of the Science and Technology Policy Transition Project for South Africa's first democratic government (1995-1997).

      He is an active member of the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence-building Systems (Globelics); the Steering Group of the South Africa Forum for International Solidarity; and the National Executive Committee Subcommittee on Education of the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU).

      He holds a Ph.D. from the Forskningspolitiska Institutet of Lund University in Sweden. He is also an alumnus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Harvard University.

    • Chella Rajan

      Chella Rajan

      Associate Fellow

      Sudhir Chella Rajan is Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Coordinator of the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at Tellus Institute, where he worked on energy scenarios and global politics and institutions He has an extensive research background in transportation, energy systems, and the institutional and political context of environmental policymaking. He is broadly concerned with the interactions among social, political, technological, and environmental factors relating to sustainable development. His research has included energy and environmental scenario analyses, the politics of automobility and pollution control, power sector reform in developing countries, and analysis of institutional reform measures to reduce corruption. Prior to joining the Tellus Institute, he worked at the California Air Resources Board and the International Energy Initiative and as an independent consultant for the United Nations Development Programme.

      He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.


      Chella Rajan   Selected publications for Chella Rajan
    • Gus Speth

      Gus Speth

      Associate Fellow

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      Gus Speth is an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute and Professor of Law at the Vermont Law School. In 2009, he completed his decade-long tenure as Dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. From 1993 to 1999, Gus Speth was Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the UN Development Group. Prior to his service at the UN, he was founder and president of the World Resources Institute, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality (Carter Administration), and senior attorney and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books, including the recent America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy (2012) and Angels by the River (2014). He currently serves on the boards of the New Economics Institute, Center for a New American Dream, Climate Reality Project, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities. He is an honorary director of the World Resources Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

      Gus Speth holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School.


      Gus Speth   Selected publications for Gus Speth
    • Philip Vergragt

      Philip Vergragt

      Associate Fellow

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      Philip Vergragt is a fellow at Tellus Institute, a research professor at Marsh Institute, Clark University, and a Professor Emeritus of Technology Assessment at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He has co-authored more than 80 scientific publications and three books. His research focuses on sustainable technological and social innovations in transportation, energy, and housing; grassroots innovations; socio-technical transitions; sustainable consumption and production; and technology assessment of emerging technologies. In the last five years, he has co-founded SCORAI, the North American (and European) Sustainable Consumption and Action Initiative, the North American Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (NARSPAC), the Worcester Housing, Energy, and Community group (WoHEC), and the Global Research Forum on SPaC.

      Dr. Vergragt obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Leiden in 1976.


      Philip Vergragt   Selected publications for Philip Vergragt
    • Faye Camardo

      Faye Camardo

      Documents Assistant

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      Faye Camardo first joined Tellus in 1978 when the Institute moved to Boston from Albany, NY. Since that time, in addition to word processing, she has been responsible for a variety of administrative and organizational duties, including editing reports and manuscripts, as well as coordination of meetings and special events. Prior to joining Tellus, she was Assistant to the President of National Merchandising Corp., an international sales and manufacturing organization located in Wellesley Hills, MA.

    • Jonathan Cohn

      Jonathan Cohn

      Managing Editor

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      Jonathan Cohn is the Managing Editor of the Great Transition Initiative. He is responsible for coordinating the on-going editorial, production, moderation, and dissemination process. Through volunteerism, research, and advocacy, Jonathan has demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability and social justice. He has interned with the New Economics Institute and Common Cause, among other organizations, and recently worked in the development team at Civic Works' Baltimore Center for Green Careers. Jonathan Cohn received a B.A. in English and History (Honors) from Georgetown University in 2010.

      In 2012, he received a M.A. from Columbia University and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics through their dual degree program in international and world history.

    • David McAnulty

      David McAnulty

      Administrative Director

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      David McAnulty is the Administrative Director of Tellus Institute. He joined Tellus in 1977 and was appointed Director of Administration in 1986. In 1996, he assumed the responsibilities of Personnel Director, including the human resources and benefit functions. During the first fifteen years of his tenure at Tellus, he was also a member of the Energy Group research team, where he worked primarily on research in electric utility demand forecasting and energy conservation planning and analysis. His resume includes approximately sixty research reports. Prior to coming to Tellus, he was a research consultant at the New York State Education Department.

      He holds an M.A. in English literature from the University of New York at Albany.

    • Maggie Nemetz

      Maggie Nemetz

      Assistant

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      Maggie Nemetz is an Assistant at the Tellus Institute where she is responsible for administrative duties and office management. She also assists with research for the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR), which aims to design a global sustainability ratings standard. She has previously worked at Resources for Human Development, providing individual and residential support for adults with developmental disabilities.

      Maggie received a B.A. in Sociology from Tufts University in 2014.

    • András Rátonyi

      András Rátonyi

      Systems Specialist

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      András Rátonyi is a Web Designer and Developer with over ten years of open source website development experience. Besides working at Tellus Institute, he works as a translator, editor, and proofreader and runs a web design and development company. Between 2006 and 2014 he worked as a web coordinator for Amnesty International.

      András holds an M.A. in English from the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences.

    • Robert Ward

      Robert Ward

      Analyst

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      Robert Ward is a research Analyst at the Tellus Institute. He is primarily responsible for maintaining the online presence of the Institute and its Great Transition Initiative. In the past, he has worked and volunteered at non-profit organizations in various capacities, including research, translation, needs assessment, and technical support. Prior to joining Tellus, he worked as an intern with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants where he provided direct support services to recently resettled refugees.

      Robert received a B.A. in International Studies from Elmira College in 2012. He has also completed graduate-level coursework in International Public Health at Boston University.