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 business and societal resilience.
He further serves as policy director for the We Mean Business coalition, which BSR cofounded in 2014 to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. This work has facilitated the positive engagement of the private sector in shaping global climate policy and helped forge the historic Paris climate agreement adopted by 196 governments in December 2015.
Previously, Edward was director of the International Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute, leading work on 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 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 holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Economics, and Business from Åbo Akademi University; an M.A. in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; and a B.A. in Political Science and History from University College Dublin.