Dr. Richard Liroff is IEHN’s Executive Director. Dr. Liroff is author or editor of a half dozen books and more than fifty articles on environmental policy, including numerous articles on the business case for safer chemicals policy. His previous affiliations include World Wildlife Fund, the Environmental Law Institute and the Brookings Institution. He has worked on environmental issues domestically in the United States and internationally. Immediately prior to founding IEHN, he had lead responsibility at World Wildlife Fund for policy development on hormone disrupting chemicals. Dr. Liroff holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Brandeis University.
Sanford Lewis, Esquire, Strategic Counsel on Corporate Accountability, serves as network counsel. Mr. Lewis is an environmental attorney with twenty-five years of experience in environmental law and policy. His clients include various social investment firms and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Lewis co-founded the Corporate Sunshine Working Group, an alliance of investors, environmentalists, and labor unions working to improve corporate environmental and social disclosure requirements at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Lewis was co-author and lead researcher on The Rose Foundation paper, “Fooling Investors and Fooling Themselves: How Aggressive Corporate Accounting and Asset Management Tactics Can Lead to Environmental Accounting Fraud.” He is the founder and director of Strategic Video Productions, which produces public interest documentaries, including video and audio available at this IEHN website. Mr. Lewis has a BS in Environmental Studies and Urban Communications from Cook College, Rutgers University, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
Tim Little is co-founder and Executive Director of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, a grant making public charity dedicated to the positive interlock between environmental protection, community regeneration and a healthy economy. The Rose Foundation serves as IEHN’s fiscal sponsor. The Rose Foundation has a long track record of advocating corporate accountability, encouraging fiduciaries to prudently incorporate environmental factors into portfolio management. Mr. Little is the author of a citizen petition to the Securities Exchange Commission (endorsed by investors representing a combined $2 trillion) seeking increased corporate environmental liability disclosure. He has co-authored a series of publications related to fiduciary responsibility and corporate environmental performance, including, e.g., “The Environmental Fiduciary: The Case for Incorporating Environmental Factors into Investment Management Policies” (2002).