For over a quarter of a century, Carol Browner has been at the forefront of the United States’ environmental and energy polices. As President Clinton’s EPA Administrator and as President Obama’s "Energy Czar," Browner has negotiated, developed, proposed and implemented U.S. policy affecting global energy, environment, public health, and business matters.
Today, Browner provides her expertise through dual roles in the business and policymaking arenas and serves as a Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm.
The Emerging Energy Future
No single sector affects more people and industries than energy, and none is more deeply affected by the disposition of government. An authority on the changes that are coming in U.S. and world energy consumption, Carol Browner analyzes the regulatory and economic pressures that are driving changes in consumption and use, and how this will affect businesses. She offers a pragmatic assessment on the need for energy to drive economies and how this need will be driven by practical approaches.
Thinking Green: Economic Strategy for the 21st Century
Carol Browner identifies opportunities across many sectors in the global economy through sustainability initiatives for businesses to succeed in enhancing corporate responsibility, gaining market access, and developing strategic partnerships and business relationships.
Ms. Browner is Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Ms. Browner also serves on the Board of the League of Conservation Voters, the Board of Directors for Bunge Limited, the Global Oceans Commission, and on Opower’s Advisory Board.
Carol Browner most recently served as Assistant to President Obama and director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, where she oversaw the coordination of environmental, energy, climate, transport, and related policy across the federal government. During her tenure, the White House secured the largest investment ever in clean energy and established the national car policy that included both new automobile fuel efficiency standards and first ever greenhouse gas reductions.
From 1993 through 2001, Browner served as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. As administrator, she adopted the most stringent air pollution standards in our nation’s history; set for the first time, a fine particle clean air standard; and spearheaded the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act as well as the Food Quality Protection Act. She was known for working with both environmentalists and industry to set scientific-based public health protections while providing businesses important flexibilities in how to meet those standards. She worked across the agency to ensure a focus on protecting the most vulnerable, particularly children.