Glenn Hurowitz

Managing Director

Glenn Hurowitz is Managing Director at Waxman Strategies, where he leads our environmental practice. Through campaigns, advocacy and communications, he has achieved huge emissions reductions at low cost in sectors including aviation, bioenergy, clean energy, coal, public lands conservation and energy efficiency.

Prior to coming to Waxman, Glenn served as Chair of the Forest Heroes campaign, where he successfully secured strict No Deforestation policies from the world’s largest agribusinesses, including companies that cover 90% of global palm oil trade and, more recently, two of the world’s largest soy traders. As a result of this work, he and his colleagues at Forest Heroes won the Benny Award from the Business Ethics Network for their successes in transforming global agriculture. He co-founded Chain Reaction Research, which provides major financial institutions with in-depth risk analysis of companies’ sustainability risk.

Glenn advises philanthropies, governments and non-profit organizations on their strategies. He has helped the Government of Norway’s Climate and Forest Initiative, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Climate Works Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Rainforest Foundation Norway, the Arcus Foundation and many others develop new approaches on major environmental issues.

Glenn has also worked extensively in politics. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed book, Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Nation, Politico, The American Prospect. He’s appeared on many national media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, FOX, CBS, and NPR.

  • Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy
  • Chair, Forest Heroes Campaign
  • Co-Founder, Chain Reaction Research
  • Author, Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party
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