Edward Cameron is a specialist in human rights and climate change. For more than two decades he has advised governments, companies, philanthropies, international organizations and global non-profits on emissions reductions and resilience. In Spring 2020, he authored a book on how to reinvent a low-carbon, resilient and inclusive economy in response to COVID-19.
Cameron has worked at the interface between climate, human rights and development for 23 years serving at the European Union, World Bank, World Resources Institute and as Managing Director of Business for Social Responsibility. He is one of the pioneers of the climate justice movement, responsible for designing the first state-led initiative on climate and human rights while working for the Government of the Maldives. In 2014, he helped to create We Mean Business, a coalition of private-sector facing organizations, instrumental in shaping the Paris Agreement. He has worked with hundreds of companies across ten industrial sectors, including designing climate strategies for some of the world’s most well-known food and beverage companies. Today, Cameron advises governments, companies, philanthropies, international organizations and non-profits helping to design climate policies and strategies. He also has a great love of teaching and has served as an adjunct professor at universities in Belgium, The Netherlands and Finland since 2003, offering courses on global governance and sustainability. In 2006, he was recognized as the International Teacher of the Year at Åbo Akademi University in Finland for a course on European environmental policy. Cameron lives in Manchester, Vermont with his wife and two young sons and is a guest faculty member at Bennington for Fall 2020.