Edward is a specialist in climate change and human rights. He leads BSR’s climate change practice with a focus on driving greenhouse gas emissions reductions and enhancing adaptive capacity in the face of climate-related risks.
He further leads policy engagement for the We Mean Business coalition, which BSR co-founded in 2014 with the aim of accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Previously, Edward was director of the International Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute, leading work on equity and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the World Bank, Edward designed a training program on vulnerability and resilience for more than 10,000 development practitioners. As senior advisor at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, he launched the first state-led initiative on climate change and human rights. And during nine years in Brussels, he worked with EU institutions on environmental policy, innovation, and sustainable cities.
Edward has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Economics and Business from Åbo Akademi University. He also holds an M.A. in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a B.A. in Political Science and History from University College Dublin.