Charles Iceland, CFA is a Senior Associate with WRI’s Markets & Enterprise Program. Charles currently manages the Aqueduct Alliance. The Aqueduct project, currently in development by WRI in partnership with General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Shell, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, The Coca-Cola Company, Talisman Energy, Bloomberg, Dow Chemical, the Dutch Government, United Technologies, DuPont, P&G, and John Deere, is an online water risk measurement and mapping platform that will enable the private sector to better assess and manage water risk at the sub-basin level; the public sector to develop more effective investment programs and policy reforms; and the investment community to more accurately assess companies’ water risks.
Charles previously partnered with several major multinational corporations, including Mondi Group, Rio Tinto, Akzo Nobel, and BC Hydro, to develop, road test, and apply an innovative methodology for assessing corporate risks and opportunities stemming from ecosystem change. He is author or contributing author of The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review; Ecosystem Services: A Guide for Decision Makers; and Trees in the Greenhouse: Why Climate Change is Transforming the Forest Products Business.
Charles previously worked at the World Environment Center, where he developed innovative supply chain environmental management pilot programs for Alcoa, Johnson & Johnson, Dow Chemical, and General Motors. Prior to this, he worked at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the United States House of Representatives, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He also worked in the banking and finance sector for several years and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Charles earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.