About Boyd Cohen
•Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., LEED AP, is an urban and climate strategist helping to lead communities, cities and companies on the journey towards the low carbon economy. Boyd is a writer, researcher, professor, consultant and entrepreneur with a focus on climate capitalism and resilient cities. Along with Hunter Lovins, Boyd released the long-awaited sequel to Natural Capitalism, entitled Climate Capitalism in 2011. Climate Capitalism demonstrates how communities, cities, countries and companies around the globe are profiting from the transition to the low carbon economy.
•After finishing a three-year stint at Accenture, Boyd obtained his Ph.D. in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado (2001). He has spent the decade since teaching, researching and consulting with cities, developers and companies on how to envision a low-carbon future and to develop a strategy, along with goals and actions to achieve the vision, never losing site of the importance to maintain an eye on all the bottom lines. Boyd has been an advisor to green developments such as the Vancouver Athlete’s Village, cities such as Beaverton, Oregon and Richmond, BC and even worked with Al Gore’s Live Earth Organization to help them track and transparently report their carbon footprint. Boyd co-founded several sustainable ventures including two green real estate companies, a smart cities software company, a green mobile company and more recently a carbon consultancy. Boyd is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) having taught MBA courses in sustainability at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain) and INCAE (Costa Rica). Boyd has also been a full-time, and/or adjunct faculty member at UVIC, SFU and UBC in Canada. During his stint with SFU, he served as the only business faculty member on the Committee for the Centre for Sustainable Community Development with Mark Roseland.
•Aside from Climate Capitalism Boyd has published numerous academic articles at the intersection of innovation and sustainability in journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing and Business Strategy and the Environment. He is a regular contributor to Fast Company on the topics of Climate Capitalism and Smart Cities. He is currently a professor of entrepreneurship, sustainability and smart cities at the Universidad del Desarrollo en Santiago, Chile.