Professor at Yale University

Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with appointments in both the Law and Environment Schools -- and director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy ( as well as co-director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance. Professor Esty has written or edited fourteen books (including the prizewinning volumes Green to Gold and A Better Planet) and dozens of articles on climate change, environmental protection, regulatory reform, and sustainability -- and their connections to corporate strategy, competitiveness, sustainability metrics, and trade. He served in a number of leadership roles at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1989 - 93 (including serving on the U.S. delegation that negotiated the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change) and as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection from 2011- 14.