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Richard Liroff

Investor Environmental Health Network

Richard Liroff

Dr. Richard Liroff is founder and Executive Director of the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN), a group of investment advisors and managers working to reduce business’ “toxic footprint”—their production and use of toxic chemicals. With Green Century Capital Management in Boston, Dr. Liroff also leads investor efforts to promote increased disclosure by energy companies on reducing the environmental and business risks of hydraulic fracturing operations for natural gas.  Dr. Liroff developed IEHN after more than two decades’ work at World Wildlife Fund, where as a Senior Program Officer he directed domestic and international projects on toxic chemicals and other environmental concerns. Dr. Liroff is an appointed member of the Green Ribbon Science Advisory Panel for the State of California’s Green Chemistry Program and an elected member of the advisory council for the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council. His previous experience includes positions at The Environmental Law Institute and The Brookings Institution. Dr. Liroff is an author/editor of six books and numerous articles and reports on environmental policy, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.