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Geoffrey Heal

Geoffrey Heal

Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Columbia Business School.

Geoffrey Heal is the Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility at Columbia Business School. A graduate of Cambridge University, Professor Heal is noted for contributions to economic theory (including general equilibrium theory, social choice theory, the theory of choice under uncertainty and game theory) and environmental economics.

Professor Heal is the author of eighteen books and about two hundred articles. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Past President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, recipient of its prize for publications of enduring quality and a Life Fellow, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency and a Director of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Geoffrey Heal has been a principal in two start-up companies, is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and served as a member of the Investment Committee of an environmental private equity fund. He chaired a committee of the National Academy of Sciences on valuing ecosystem services, was a Commissioner of the Pew Oceans Commission, and Chairs the Advisory Board of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations.

Recent books on sustainability and the environment include Nature and the Marketplace, Valuing the Future and When Principles Pay.