I’ve always been a writer, with a sharp focus on executive speechwriting.
In 2002, I started working in the communications department at Swiss Re, the global reinsurance firm. Swiss Re’s commitment to sustainability and to using science responsibly in a business setting suited my values.
The firm supported a study by the Harvard Medical School about the health impact of climate change, and I was asked to manage the company’s participation. I immersed myself in the scientific and financial issues involved in climate instability. The project’s work involved becoming an expert on climate sciences, the nascent carbon-trading business, and the complexities of climate policy.
I left Swiss Re in 2006 and became a sustainability consultant with a focus on communications. I’ve developed various green-themed projects for clients including the city of New York, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Merrill Lynch Global Markets and Investment Banking, Cofra Holding, Good Energies, Swiss Re, Zurich Financial, Risk Management Solutions, Edelman, the City of Chicago, the Nature Conservancy, and others.