PJ Simmons


Corporate Eco Forum

P.J. is co-founder and Chair of the Corporate Eco Forum, a membership organization working to advance corporate sustainability “next practice” comprised of 70 global companies with combined revenues of $3 trillion. 


He has worked for over two decades as a trusted sustainability analyst, strategist, and bridge-builder. He began his career serving as a researcher on global environmental affairs at the National Security Council (1993-1994), then founded and directed the Environmental Change & Security Program (ECSP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He subsequently held senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Clinton Global Initiative. P.J. is author (with Dan Esty) of The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function (2011). 


P.J. received his B.A. in political science (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Tufts University, his M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS, was a Fulbright scholar, and holds a Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University.