Edward leads efforts to improve engagement with and stewardship of relationships with partners including philanthropic organizations, governments, multilateral agencies, and civil society actors. He works to ensure analytical rigor and a strong evidence base for BSR outputs, provides support in designing effective influence strategies for BSR teams, and leads the Partnership Development and Research team in thinking through global megatrends that will impact sustainability and business opportunities in the coming years.
Edward has worked on sustainability with a focus on climate change, human rights, and governance for 16 years. Prior to joining BSR, he served as director of the International Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute. During two years at the World Bank, Edward designed a training course on the social dimensions of climate change for Bank staff and development practitioners across the globe. As senior advisor at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, he launched the first state-led initiative linking climate change and human rights and also led a research and innovation think tank as part of eight years working with the European Union in Brussels.
Edward is finalizing a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Abo Akademi University and has an M.A. in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a B.A. in Political Science and History from University College Dublin.