Ralph Earle is one of the founders of CEVG and an expert in environmental policy, strategy and investing. He is also Managing Director of the Assabet Group where he works with market leading organizations to catalyze superior environmental and financial performance.
Previously, Ralph was the founding Director of the Alliance for Environmental Innovation, a project of the Environmental Defense Fund and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Alliance's projects with SC Johnson, Starbucks and United Parcel Service are widely hailed as examples of positive environmental change. Before the Alliance, Ralph led Arthur D. Little's Competitive Environmental Strategy practice, where he helped corporations integrate environmental considerations into their long-term decision making. Prior to Arthur D. Little, Ralph served as Assistant Secretary of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ralph serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sustainable Product Design, on the Faculty of SustainAbility and on the Board of Directors of the Environmental League of Massachusetts. He is the author of numerous papers and speeches on environmental strategy, environmental management, recycling, life cycle analysis, and socially responsible investing.
Ralph holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA, cum laude, from Harvard College.more » « less