Director, Partnership Development and Research
Edward leads BSR’s engagement with government, multilateral organizations, civil society, and philanthropies, and oversees BSR’s Research strategy. He further leads our “Business in a Climate-Constrained World” theme, which seeks to catalyze private sector leadership on climate change.
Previously, he was director of the International Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute, leading work on equity and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the World Bank, Edward designed a training program on vulnerability and resilience for more than 10 thousand development practitioners. As senior advisor at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, he launched the first state-led initiative on climate change and human rights. And during nine years in Brussels, he worked with EU institutions on environmental policy, innovation, and sustainable cities.
Edward is finalizing a Ph.D. on human rights and climate change at Abo Akademi University. He also holds an M.A. in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a B.A. in Political Science and History from University College Dublin.