Co-Director, Policy Program
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Anne L. Kelly is Director of Public Policy at Ceres, a non-profit coalition of investors and companies, which seeks to promote leadership and best practices in sustainability. Anne directs Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) a coalition of twenty-three leading consumer-facing companies including Nike, Starbucks and eBay seeking to advocate for meaningful climate and energy policy at the federal level. She is a registered lobbyist and is actively engaged on Capital Hill on behalf of Ceres and BICEP member companies.
Anne is an environmental lawyer with twenty years of combined experience in the private and public sectors. In the 1990’s she directed the Massachusetts-based Environmental Crimes Strike Force consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of legal and engineering professionals charged with brining high-profile civil and criminal actions against environmental violators through the MA Office of the Attorney General. She later worked as Special Assistant to EPA Region I Administrator John DeVillars. In this role she worked on corporate leadership programs and developed an International Pollution Prevention Program which was piloted in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Anne is a certified mediator and a founding partner in the Boston-based law and mediation firm, Creative Resolutions, LLC where she served clients facing environmental disputes at the state and federal levels.
Anne is a member of the adjunct faculty of Boston College Law School where she has taught courses in environmental law and climate change. Anne has also taught environmental law at Tufts University, Suffolk University and New England School of Law. She serves on the board of the Environmental League of Massachusetts where she co-chairs the ELM Lawyers Committee
In addition to her JD, Anne holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Recent Blog Posts
In his second Inaugural Address, President Obama set the stage for a renewed course of action on energy and climate change. The path going forward won't be easy, but the President's statement affirms that climate change remains a front and center priority of this Administration.
We are welcoming 2013 by celebrating a new victory for the future of clean, renewable energy here in the U.S. The wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) was extended in the final hours of U.S. Congressional sessions.
In November 2008, five companies banded together to send a message to Washington. Nike, Levi Strauss & Co. Starbucks, Sun Microsystems and Timberland stood up for a clean energy economy.