Georges Dyer, M.Sc., Executive Director, Crane Institute for Sustainability, and Co-Founder & Principal, IEN
Georges Dyer is a principal of the Intentional Endowments Network and Executive Director of the Crane Institute of Sustainability. For over 20 years he has been engaged in solutions-based, whole-system approaches to sustainability. From 2006-2014, Georges served as a Senior Fellow, Vice President of Programs, Vice President, and Strategic Advisor at Second Nature to develop and support the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) network.
Georges Dyer is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Crane Institute of Sustainability, and leads its flagship initiative, the Intentional Endowments Network, which supports endowments in aligning investment policies with institutional mission, values, and sustainability goals. For over 20 years he has been engaged in solutions-based, whole-system approaches to sustainability. From 2006-2014, Georges served in various roles, including Vice President, at Second Nature to develop and support the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment -- a network of nearly 600 colleges and universities committed to achieving climate neutrality in campus operations and integrating climate and sustainability into education, research, and community engagement activities. He has spoken and presented widely at national and regional conferences and individual campuses, and written for Fast Company, GreenBiz, Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and The New England Journal of Higher Education.
Prior to Crane and IEN, Georges engaged in a variety of sustainability projects through his freelance consulting practice, Greenland Enterprises, including strategic evaluations for the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University and for Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative. Previously, Georges was the Head of Market Intelligence for the Institutional Equities Group at LaBranche Financial Services in New York, where he was an NASD Series 86/87 licensed analyst. He was a Partner at Aedi Group, a sustainability-focused investment holding firm with a portfolio of start-up companies in the real estate and technology sectors. Georges also worked with design-build firms on residential green building projects Vermont and Colorado, and is certified in Permaculture design.
Georges serves on the Board of Change Is Simple, a non-profit bringing project-based sustainability education into classrooms in eastern Massachusetts, and served as a Trustee of Stratleade Sustainability Education for seven years. He is a graduate of The Mountain School of Milton Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Dartmouth College. He holds a M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden, where his thesis research focused on carbon reduction projects under the Kyoto Protocol and EU Emissions Trading Scheme.