Eliot is a Senior Associate in WRI’s Business Center. He manages research on innovative business solutions to global environmental challenges like climate change or the water-energy nexus. He works closely with WRI’s corporate partners to develop, test, and refine practical tools, including a sustainability SWOT tool that can translate big trends into risks or opportunities to create new value. This involves collaboration among leaders from multiple industries to prove new concepts and tackle environmental challenges that are bigger than any one company.
Prior to re-joining WRI in 2007 (Eliot was a WRI intern in 2004), he worked at Eastern Research Group as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There, he helped develop and execute a variety of clean energy and water efficiency initiatives, including EPA’s energy and environmental management systems and WaterSense program.
Eliot holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Business from the University of San Francisco, where he was a Goldwater Scholar.