Matt Banks

As Climate and Business Manager at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Matt Banks works with businesses to build awareness and adoption of progressive corporate climate protection strategies. For 15 years, he used the brand power of WWF to mobilize companies to participate in a range of successful partnerships, including Climate Savers, the 3% Solution, the Science-Based Targets Initiative, Business Backs Low-Carbon USA, Renewable Energy Buyers Principles, and the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance. Before joining WWF, Banks worked for AtKisson, Inc., where he developed sustainability indicators for the island of Nantucket, the city of Pittsburgh, and the Trust for Public Land. In his work for the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, he launched the greenhouse gas emissions inventory and planning project for the city of Boston. The coauthor of Good Cop/Bad Cop: Environmental NGOs and Their Strategies Toward Business, Banks has also received the Business Sustainability Initiative award from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

Sessions

Pitching a Convenient Truth: How to Communicate Climate Solutions Effectively