STEVE MCCORMICK

Former President, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Former President/CEO, The Nature Conservancy

Steve served as President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the largest Foundations in the U.S., from 2007-2014.  Under his leadership, the Foundation's Environmental Conservation Program shifted its strategy to focus on advancing sustainability. 

Steve served as President/CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) from 2000-2008. As president, Steve led TNC into becoming a truly global enterprise, operating in 30 countries as well as every state in the U.S.  During his tenure, he oversaw an operating budget of $500M, and a highly distributed staff of over 3,000.

Under Steve’s leadership, revenues increased significantly, hitting an all-time high of $1.2 billion in 2006.  Steve began his career with TNC in 1976 as western regional legal counsel and rose through the ranks to spend 16 years as executive director of California and Western Region. In that role, he led an organization-wide effort in 1996 that created Conservation by Design, the strategic framework that still guides TNC’s work around the world. 

A leader in the social innovation sector, Steve has served on numerous boards, including The Independent Sector, the Student Conservation Association, Sustainable Conservation, and the Advisory Board of U.C. Berkeley's College of Natural Resources.

Read his February 2016 interview with The Chronicle of Philanthropy about The Earth Genome and his vision for the future of conservation, foundations and improving decision making through big environmental data.


GLEN LOW

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Former Principal and Head of San Francisco Office, Blu Skye

Glen has 20 years of corporate consulting and management experience and guides the strategy and implementation of the Earth Genome. 

He is the former head of Blu Skye’s main consulting office in San Francisco. His clients have included sustainability leaders such as Nike, Walt Disney, and Microsoft.  Glen has deep expertise in applying measurement to improved corporate decision making, including helping launch the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Walmart’s Sustainability Index.

Glen is a former Principal at Bain & Company. He worked in four different offices and gained extensive international experience while working in 10+ countries. While at Bain, he was a member of the firm’s technology practice, where he focused on software companies, clean technology and city-based sustainability efforts.

Glen has a BS in mechanical engineering from U.C. Berkeley where he was an Alumni Scholar.  He also has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a frequent speaker having recently delivered lectures at Stanford, University of Chicago, Fortune Brainstorm Green and the Commonwealth Club of California.  He is a member of the faculty at U.C. Berkeley, where he has taught corporate environmental sustainability at the Executive Education, MBA, and undergraduate levels.


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DAN HAMMER

Former Senior Policy Advisor, The White House
Former Presidential Innovation Fellow, NASA
Former Chief Data Scientist, World Resources Institute

Dan is a former Senior Policy Advisor in the Obama Administration, where he advised the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith, on the public finance of data infrastructure.  Dan is a Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, faculty at Georgetown University and the University of San Francisco, and a PhD candidate in environmental economics at UC Berkeley. He was a 2014 Presidential Innovation Fellow, working with the NASA CTO to build api.nasa.gov, an API inventory for the agency. Dan also served as the Chief Data Scientist at the World Resources Institute, where he directed the Data Lab at WRI and worked on the tech and algorithms behind Global Forest Watch, which won the 2014 UN Big Data Climate Challenge. Dan graduated from Swarthmore College with high honors in mathematics and economics. He was a Lang Scholar and a Watson Fellow. He now lives in San Francisco with his dog, daughter, and wife, a primary care physician at San Francisco General Hospital.  He volunteers for the Prison University Project teaching math at San Quentin State Prison.