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David A. Lubin

Founder, Co-Chair
Managing Director

Dr. David A. Lubin has more than 25 years of experience successfully founding and managing technology and consulting firms that have become world leaders in the field of corporate performance management, business analytics, and new media.  David Lubin currently serves as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Constellation Research & Technology, Inc.

Previously, Dr. Lubin served as Chairman of the Sustainability Innovators Working Group , a research consortium established by David Lubin and Professor Daniel C Esty of Yale University. In that role, Dr. Lubin directed a large-scale research effort in which world-leading firms such as IBM, Unilever, Federal Express, Microsoft, and many others worked collaboratively on new models for developing and executing corporate sustainability strategy. In addition, Dr. Lubin directed a research study for the IFC / World Bank entitled, Assessing and Unlocking the Value of Emerging Market Sustainability Indices.

David Lubin served as Chairman of the Board of Palladium Group, a firm he founded with David Norton (the Balance Scorecard) in 2005, whose mission is advancing applications of business analytics to improve corporate performance. Prior to Palladium, he co-founded Renaissance Solutions, Inc. in 1991. Renaissance went public in 1995  and grew to become a global IT and management consulting firm employing over 6000 people. Prior to Renaissance, Dr. Lubin was Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Spectrum Interactive, Inc. Spectrum launch in 1981, was a leading pioneer in the field of multi-media hardware, software and applications in on line learning and electronic merchandising. Spectrum was venture capital financed and ultimately successfully acquired in 1989.

Before beginning his career in business, Dr. Lubin was a member of the faculties at both Tufts and Harvard University. David Lubin received his Doctorate at Harvard University in Human Development in 1977.  He continues to advise venture and private equity funds, as well as non- profit organizations. He is a frequent speaker and writer, including a seminal article in Harvard Business Review entitled, The Sustainability Imperative (David Lubin and Dan Esty, HBR, May 2010) and Bridging the Sustainability Gap, MITSloan Review, 2014.  He was also the Principal Contributor to the UN PRI and UN Global Compact report entitled the Value Driver Model ( ). Dr. Lubin serves on the Board of Directors of CDPNA.

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Daniel c. Esty

Founder, Co-Chair

Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with primary appointments at Yale’s Environment and Law Schools and a secondary appointment at the Yale School of Management. He serves as director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy ( and on the Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (, which he founded in 2007. Professor Esty is the author or editor of eleven books and dozens of articles on environmental protection, energy, and sustainability -- and their connections to corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, and economic success.  His prizewinning volume, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, was recently named the top-selling “green business” book of the past decade.

From 2011 to early 2014, Professor Esty served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection where he earned a reputation for bringing fresh thinking to both energy and environmental policy making. His policy innovations include Connecticut’s Green Bank and the “LEAN” restructuring of all of Connecticut’s environmental permitting programs to make the state’s regulatory framework lighter, faster, more efficient, and effective. 

Prior to taking up his Yale Professorship in 1994, Professor Esty served in a variety of senior positions at the US Environmental Protection Agency (where he helped negotiate the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change).  He also worked as a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. 

As a globally recognized expert in corporate sustainability strategy, Professor Esty has helped dozens of companies in a wide range of industries to translate their environment and sustainability efforts into marketplace value.  His clients have included: Alcoa, American Eagle, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Delhaize Group, Disney, Dow, FedEx, Hanesbrands, IBM, Ikea, Nokia, Unilever, Verizon, Waste Management, and Xerox.


Theodore P. Janulis

Interim CEO

Theodore P. (Ted) Janulis currently serves as Senior Advisor to Constellation Research & Technology. Ted has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in a variety of leadership positions. He was the Chief Executive Officer of CRT Capital LLC, an independent institutional broker-dealer based in Stamford, Connecticut and New York City, and prior to that served as the Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Bank, FSB. Before Aurora, Ted spent over 20 years at Lehman Brothers in several senior management roles including Global Head of Mortgage Capital, Global Head of the Investment Managment Division, which included Neuberger Berman, and Global Co-Head of Fixed Income. He also served on the firm’s Executive Committee. He currently serves on the Board of New Media Investment Group Inc, and also on the Advisory Board of Roc Capital, an institutional lending and servicing company in New York City.

Ted has extensive civic and non-profit experience, having served on the Boards of the Ronald McDonald House of New York City; the International Center of Photography; the Film Society of Lincoln Center; The Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Sanctuary; and Zawadi By Youth. He has also been a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. Ted recently served three years as President of The Explorers Club in New York City, where he continues to serve on the Board. He also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Ted earned his MBA from Columbia University Graduate Business School and A.B. from Harvard College. He was the 1981 recipient of the Rolex/Our World-Underwater Scholarship, which provided him the opportunity to work for a year with leading ocean explorers, scientists and filmmakers.


John W. Emerson

Chief Data Scientist

John W. Emerson (Jay) is Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Statistics, Adjunct, in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University. He studied Economics and Mathematics both at Williams College and subsequently at Oxford University.  He completed his Ph. D. at Yale University before joining the faculty in 2003. 

Professor Emerson has been Principal Investigator and is Lead Statistician on the Yale/Columbia Environmental Performance Index (EPI), which he presented at the 2010 and 2012 World Economic Forums in Davos. He is on several advisory boards in areas of high-performance computing and data science, including the Uptake Technologies, Inc., NORC at the University of Chicago, and the Pharmacy School of the University of Maryland.

Professor Emerson teaches a range of graduate and undergraduate courses as well as workshops, tutorials, and short courses at all levels around the world. Clients include the Census Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, US Cellular, and Genentech. His teaching and research invariably intersect, often drawing both from timely real-world problems and from collaborative research efforts. For example, he collaborated with the Wall Street Journal in analyzing the infamous stock option backdating scandal. He and his graduate students offer weekly "Statistical Clinics"to support the broader applied research and statistical computing efforts around Yale University. 


TIMothy E. Nixon

Chief Communications Officer
Global Head of Partnerships & Policy

Tim Nixon is the Founder of Sustainability at Thomson Reuters. He is a Founder and Steering Committee member to United Nations Science, Business & Policy Forum, and a member of advisory committee to the Strategic Investor Initiative (CECP which brings together the largest investors and corporations of the world to promote sustainability and long-term planning. He helps build new links across the global policy, investing and innovation communities, and is part of the Reuters media voice on the increasing connections between leadership in sustainability and competitive advantage. Tim is a lawyer by training and has spent most of his career building change-leading initiatives.


Christopher j. Mangieri

Director of Product Development

Chris Mangieri is the Director of Product Development at Constellation Research & Technology, Inc. He specializes in understanding the underpinning of market-leading ESG data, focusing primarily on industry-specific climate change and greenhouse gas emission metrics. Chris holds an M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from The University of Vermont.

While at Columbia, Chris worked at NewWorld Capital Group – a private equity firm that invests in the resource productivity and environmental opportunities sectors – where he was responsible for financial modeling and environmental markets research, focusing on clean energy, waste-to-value, water, and energy efficiency. Chris has worked as a financial analyst at Alva Advisory Services (a division of The SDDCO Group), constructing project finance and accounting models, and as an analyst at Mission Markets, overseeing research and data content within their investing member community.

Prior to Columbia, Chris worked as an environmental engineering consultant at Lagan Engineering, providing construction oversight and coordination of environmental operations – such as site remediation – for various construction projects throughout New York City.