Ira Feldman is President and Senior Counsel at greentrack. Ira is also Founder and Managing Director of the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium, as well as Founder and Managing Director of Climate Adaptation Practitioners, Policymakers and Scholars - CAPPS(TM). Ira has an Advanced Certificate in Management of Public and Not-for-Profit Organizations from the Georgetown University School of Public Policy (2003)
Ira is a US-based sustainability leader with an interdisciplinary skill set and a global reach. He has over 25 years experience as an attorney and management consultant focusing on environmental regulatory innovation (e.g., alternatives to "command and control" regulation), strategic environmental management, sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility. Ira is at the leading edge of the convergence of sustainability, climate adaptation and ecosystem services and he teaches these topics at the University of Pennsylvania, City University of New York and Fordham University. His recent work explores the role of ESG (environment-social-governance) factors in the financial sector; the implications of "soft law" or "private law" for business and government; the use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to advance sustainable development; and the role of blockchain technology in addressing adaptation and resilience.
As team leader or in partnership with other consultancies and law firms, Ira has assisted governmental entities, multilateral organizations, think tanks, corporate trade associations and SMEs, on a wide range of implementation, policy development, and training activities. He led in the development of corporate voluntary excellence programs, environmental performance tools and strategies, and international voluntary standards such as the ISO 14000 series, ISO 26000 and GRI.
Ira is committed to advancing sustainability thinking in the US through policy initiatives and electoral politics; assisting universities with faculty and curriculum development for sustainability in higher education; and remaining an active contributor to the substantive sustainability and climate dialogue.