Heather

McGeory

reNRG team

Head of ESG Solutions, reNRG Partners

Heather McGeory

Experience

APCO WORLDWIDE

Global Lead, Climate and Sustainability, 2021-present

  • Develop and execute corporate strategic planning for ESG and climate in the utilities, retail, pharmaceutical, real estate industries
  • Develop ESG and climate guidelines for private equity firms in line with TCFD frameworks
  • Oversee strategic communications and fundraising outreach for multilateral institutional climate finance funds

EMERGENT

Advisor, 2020-present

  • Provide advice on transaction structure for corporate and government carbon transactions
  • Advise on fundraising to secure public and private sector funding

UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE

Advisory Board Member, 2015-present

  • Advise on initiative that recognizes transformative and innovative solutions to address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental issues

WE MEAN BUSINESS COALITION

Chief Operating Officer, 2015-2021

  • Led strategy and philanthropic fundraising/regranting of $120 million for climate and ESG initiatives/programs for corporate engagement, policy and public affairs advocacy
  • Oversaw monitoring, learning, evaluation and reporting across nine international NGOs tracking business action on climate

PURPOSE

Head of Strategy and Partnerships, 2011-2015

  • Co-founded Purpose Climate Lab with $3 million in philanthropic funding to engage civil society, corporates and policymakers on climate change issues
  • Advised corporate clients on ESG and social impact strategies

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Researcher 1997-1998; Fellow 2002, 2003-2005

  • Researched effects of increased atmospheric CO2 levels on agricultural crops
  • Developed model for the effects of sea level rise and extreme weather on urban infrastructure

EDUCATION

MIA
Energy Economics and Environmental Policy School of International andPublic Affairs
Columbia University 2003-2005

BA
ReligionBarnard College
Columbia University 1994-1997

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