Richard Liroff, PhD
Dr. Liroff founded the Investor Environmental Health Network in 2004 and serves as its Executive Director. IEHN, a collaboration of sustainable investment organizations managing about $60 billion in assets, has developed the business case for companies to adopt safer chemicals policies for their products and supply chains and engages companies on these issues through dialogues and, as necessary, shareholder resolutions. He serves on the Advisory Committee of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council, the leading organization convening companies working towards safer chemicals policies. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the BizNGO Working Group on Safer Chemicals, a collaboration of businesses and environmental health advocacy organizations advancing safer chemicals policies and practices. He manages the monthly “The Right Chemistry” blog at greenbiz.com, featuring contributions from trade groups, individual companies, and others on their safer chemicals policies and practices. IEHN’s website links to the safer chemicals policies and practices of numerous companies. See: http://iehn.org/tools.corporate.php Rich founded IEHN following a successful 25 year career at World Wildlife Fund. He’s published a half dozen books and scores of shorter pieces. He earned a Ph.D in Political Science from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University.