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Dan Esty

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law & Policy at Yale University
Director at Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
J.D. 1986
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Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with appointments in both the Law and Environment Schools -- and director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and co-director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance.

Professor Esty has written or edited fourteen books (including the prizewinning volumes Green to Gold and A Better Planet) and dozens of articles on environmental protection, regulatory reform, and sustainability -- and their connections to corporate strategy, competitiveness, and trade.

He served in various leadership roles at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1989 - 93 and as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection from 2011- 14.

News & Insights

Dan Esty on the Colbert Report

—Yale professor Dan Esty discusses the implications of Obama's climate change plan and the larger goal of switching to clean, renewable energy. The Colbert ReportGet ...

YISF Proceedings 2017

Current issue articles include: Cary Krosinsky, The Editor’s Word Daniel C. Esty & Todd Cort, Rethinking Environmental/Social/Governance Metrics for the Mainstream Investor Daniel C. Esty ...