P.J. SIMMONS

P.J. has worked for over two decades as a trusted sustainability analyst, strategist, and bridge-builder. Based in New York City, he currently serves as Chair of the Corporate Eco Forum—an organization he co-founded in 2007 to advance corporate sustainability “next practices” comprised of 70 global member companies with combined revenues of $3 trillion. He is co-author with Dan Esty of “The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom- Line Results in Every Business Function.”

P.J. began his career as a researcher on global environmental affairs at the National Security Council (1993-1994), after which he founded and directed the Environmental Change & Security Program (ECSP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He subsequently created the Managing Global Issues program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, co-founded the “US in the World” program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and served for several years as Deputy Chair for Energy & Climate and advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2013, P.J. founded The Tennis Congress, an award-winning platform that uses world-class tennis training as a catalyst to enrich adult amateur players’ lives while leveraging influence to promote sustainability in the tennis industry.

A Fulbright scholar, P.J. received his B.A. from Tufts University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), his M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He also holds a Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.