The Crane Institute of Sustainability, Board of Directors
Natasha Lamb (Chair)
Managing Partner, Director of Equity Research & Shareholder Engagement, Arjuna Capital
Founder and President, Regenerate, LLC
Chairman, Risk Committee and Academic Advisory Board at Kepos Capital LP
Senior Vice President & Institutional Client Advisor, U.S. Trust
Advisory Board Chair, Wealth & Giving Forum
Chief of Staff and Counsel, Hampshire College
Executive Team, Staff & Advisors
Anthony Cortese, Sc.D., President, Crane Institute for Sustainability, and Co-Founder & Principal, IEN
Dr. Cortese is a principal of the Intentional Endowments Network and President of the Crane Institute of Sustainability. In 1993, he founded Second Nature, the Boston-based advocacy organization committed to promoting sustainability through higher education, along with U.S. Senator John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry and Bruce Droste. Read his full bio here.
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. Read his full bio here.
Kristian Nammack, Director, Crane Institute for Sustainability, and Principal, IEN
Kristian Nammack is Director of the Crane Institute for Sustainability, and a Principal of the Intentional Endowments Network, supporting endowments in aligning investment policies with institutional mission, values, and sustainability goals. For the past 10 years, Kristian has advised organizations to develop holistic governance structures, working across such diverse fields as financial services, art spaces, and public lands. He developed an integrated management structure that starts with visioning, leads to strategic planning and restructuring, and ends with coaching through the execution phase. Clients included Nomura Asset Management, the Norsk Hydro Pension Fund, Stena Lines, Timothy Taylor Gallery, Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Sagamore Hill NHS, and the National Parks Conservation Association. Read his full bio here.
Nicole Harman, Program Manager
Nicole Harman is a program manager with the Intentional Endowments Network. As program manager, Nicole coordinates the monthly webinar series, curates the weekly news round-up and bi-monthly newsletter, and contributes to writing reports and researching topics related to sustainability, SRI, and ESG investing at college and university endowments. Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from Green Mountain College with a B.A. in Renewable Energy and Ecological Design, as well as a B.A. in Institutional Sustainability and Economic Policy. In her time there she worked in the College’s Sustainability Office, holding positions including Sustainability Office Manager and Interim Director of Sustainability. Read her full bio here.
Noreen Marton, Business Manager
Noreen is the Business Manager for the Crane Institute/Intentional Endowments Network. She spent many years as a software engineer before moving into business and accounting roles for non-profits. Noreen worked for five years as Director of Operation at Groundwork Lawrence, focusing on environmental, educational, nutritional, and community health improvement programs. Read her full bio here.
Charles Sandmel, Senior Fellow
Charles Sandmel became a Senior Fellow at the Intentional Endowments Network to continue his pioneering work in the integration of sustainability and fixed income investing. His current focus is supporting wider bond investment in green infrastructure projects in furtherance of the COP21 goals through the development of ISO-type standards for green bonds. Most recently, Charles worked as a Portfolio Manager at Shelton Capital Management, advancing their green bond strategies. From 1998 to 2014, he was an Investment Advisory Representative of First Affirmative Financial Network, where he managed bond portfolios for individual and institutional clients, integrating client values into investment decisions. Read his full bio here.
Barbara Simonetti, Conversation Architect
Barbara Simonetti is president of Meetings that Matter, a consultancy that specializes in developing the capacity of professionals to create, share, and use knowledge to meet emerging opportunities and challenges. Read her full bio here.
Amrita Sareen, Senior Advisor
Robert Carraro, Senior Advisor
Robert Carraro founded Lake Hills Philanthropic Services, LLC (www.lakehillsps.com) to help foster and strengthen effective relationships between donors and the worthy organizations working to improve our world. He brings to Lake Hills broad experience with particular expertise in international development, capacity-building, economic opportunity, global health concerns and environmental issues. Read his full bio here.