Director, Investor Programs
- email: email@example.com
Chris Davis directs the Ceres Investor Programs, leading the investor team and working with institutional investors and asset managers on climate change and other sustainability issues.
Prior to joining Ceres in 2010, Chris had a distinguished career as an environmental lawyer, with almost 30 years of private practice experience. As a senior partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, Chris chaired the environmental practice, co-founded and led the clean tech practice and was a member of the private equity team. He advised and represented corporate and investor clients on a wide range of environmental matters, including those arising in real estate, private equity, corporate M&A and financing transactions; regulatory compliance and enforcement matters; hazardous waste site cleanup and brownfields redevelopment; complex environmental litigation and settlements; insurance coverage; and environmental disclosure and climate change issues.
Chris also did substantial pro bono work for organizations including The Nature Conservancy, the Trust for Public Land and the Conservation Law Foundation and served on his firm's pro bono committee. In addition, he has held various leadership positions in the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, serving as Education Officer, Council member and chair of the ABA Keystone Conference on Environmental Law. Chris chairs the Board of Deacons at First Church (Congregational) in Wenham, Mass. Prior to his legal career, he worked as an environmental engineer.
Chris received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review. He is a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.