Ralph Earle is one of the founders of the Clean Energy Venture Group and an expert in environmental policy, strategy and investing. He has worked with market leading organizations to catalyze superior environmental and financial performance for almost three decades. Previously, Mr. Earle was the founding Director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Corporate Partnership Program. The projects he led with SC Johnson, Starbucks and United Parcel Service are widely hailed as examples of positive environmental change.
Before EDF, Ralph led Arthur D. Little’s Competitive Environmental Strategy practice, where he helped corporations integrate environmental considerations into their long-term decision-making. Prior to Arthur D. little, Mr. Earle served as Assistant Secretary of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where he led the development of the state’s recycling program and the state’s first Solid Waste Master Plan.
Ralph serves as a board observer on the Purpose Energy board; previously, he was a board member of eQuilibrium Solutions and Skystream Markets. He also serves as Co-Chair of the American Cancer Society’s “Pay-If” Committee, a Governor of the Concord Museum, and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sustainable Product Design. He is the author of numerous papers and speeches on environmental strategy, environmental management, recycling, life cycle analysis, and socially responsible investing.
Ralph holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA, cum laude, from Harvard College.