During the past three decades, Peter Seligmann ’74 M.F.S. has transformed Conservation International into one of the world’s most important environmental organizations by building partnerships that cross sectors — and by convincing companies that doing the right thing can be good for business.
When she was an intern with the Quivira Coalition, Avery Anderson Sponholtz ’07 M.E.M. could tell the organization was practically obsessed multi-stakeholder collaboration. Now Quivira’s executive director, she understands the stakes as well as anyone.
An encounter with Indian corn during a chestnut festival years ago forever shattered Anthony Boutard's notion of corn as “an industrial grain.” Boutard M.F. '89 now grows this nutritious and flavorful corn variety at his organic farm in northwestern Oregon.
Xizhou Zhou M.E.M. '06 has worked on both the regulatory and industry sides of energy issues. Now the director of a China-based research team for an international consultancy, he helps companies and governments make better-informed energy policy decisions.
Since the late-1990s, Guido Rahr M.E.S. '94, head of the Wild Salmon Center, has helped craft new strategies to restore populations of the Pacific salmon, a species whose numbers plummeted during the 20th century.