Peter Boyd

Peter Boyd

Lecturer; Resident Fellow, Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Peter Boyd is a Lecturer at Yale School of the Environment (YSE), Lecturer in the Practice of Management for an EMBA elective at the School of Management, Resident Fellow at the Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY), and a Mentor-In-Residence at Tsai Center of Innovative Thinking (CITY). In addition to this course and the EMBA, Peter guest-lectures on a variety of topics; helps social and environmental start-ups in the early stages of growth; and advises Yale on various social and environmental initiatives.
Outside Yale he is Founder & CEO of Time4Good and for over twenty years, he has worked on, led, and advised high-growth organizations on purpose-driven leadership, strategy, marketing, climate change solutions and entrepreneurial opportunity. 
Prior to Time4Good, Peter advised The B Team on their ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ initiative in the lead up to COP21 in Paris; was Launch Director and COO of Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room; and served as Chair of The Energy Efficiency Deployment Office for the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change. The Charity & Government experience followed ten jobs in twelve years at the Virgin Group (including CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa), and his first job with McKinsey & Co. 
He is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland; educated at University of Oxford, and now lives in Westport, CT USA – serving as chair of Sustainable Westport and is co-warden of his local church. He is currently enjoying family life with his wife and three children under eight years old. He has completed 19 marathons, including the ultra-marathons Marathon Des Sables (‘the toughest footrace on earth’) and The Comrades (both the ‘up run’ and ‘down run’).


BA Hons. Philosophy, Politics, Economics; University of Oxford

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