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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.