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.
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.
Virtual Programming: Policy pro and climate change expert Carol Browner has a lot to say about the state of energy security in the US
CAROL BROWNER has helped shape America's energy policy as one of six members of President Biden's Climate Engagement Advisory Council during his campaign, Director of President Obama's Energy and Climate Change Policy, Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, and as a Distinguished Fellow at one of America's most esteemed thinktanks. She helps us understand the issues through her frequent writings and interviews in outlets such as Forbes and the New York Times, and also through her work as Chair of the League of Conservation of Voters whose mission is to inform and empower on issues affecting the environment. She understands issues around energy security and climate change, and the push-and-pull between business, regulators and the environment, especially when it comes to carbon-free energy, of which Browner is a vocal advocate. Browner is influential in determining policy and her thought leadership over the last few decades is likely to shape the policy enacted by the Democratic Congress in 2021 and beyond. Former Senator Barbara Boxer, who led the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has spoken highly of Browner, sharing, "I think Carol Browner would be my model. I will tell you why: She knew the science cold. She also knew how to communicate with senators and House members in a way that was very convincing."
Carol M. Browner is Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling. Ms. Browner is Chair of the League of Conservation Voters board, and serves on the Bunge Limited Board of Directors and First Student an EQT portfolio company
Browner served as an assistant to President Barack 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. Previously, Browner was a founding principal of The Albright Group LLC from 2001 to 2008.
From 1993 to 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 a fine-particle clean air standard for the first time, and spearheaded the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as well as the Food Quality Protection Act.
From 1991 to 1993, Browner served as secretary of environmental regulation in Florida, where she launched the largest ecological restoration project ever attempted in the United States to restore the natural flow of water to the Everglades.
Browner serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for American Progress and was a founding board member of the organization.
Browner earned her B.A. and law degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She has one son and is married to former New York Congressman Tom Downey