President, New Economy Coalition
Bob Massie is the President of the New Economy Coalition, a network of more than 100 organizations committed to the structural transformation of the North American economy. An ordained Episcopal minister, he received his B.A. from Princeton Unversity, M. Div. from Yale Divinity School, and doctorate from Harvard Business School. From 1989 to 1996 he taught at Harvard Divinity School, where he served as the director of the Project on Business, Values, and the Economy. His 1998 book, Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa in the Apartheid Years, won the Lionel Gelber prize for the best book on international relations in the world. He was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts in 1994 and a candidate for the United States Senate in 2011.
During his career he has created or led three ground-breaking sustainability organizations, serving as the president of Ceres from 1996-2003, the co-founder and first chair of the Global Reporting Initiative, and the originator of the Investor Network on Climate Risk. His autobiography, A Song in the Night: A Memoir of Resilience, was published in 2012 by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.