Dan Bakal

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Dan Bakal "is responsible for INCR's work with electric power companies, overseeing research, working with shareholders on corporate negotiations, and furthering the understanding of environmental risks - with a particular focus on climate risk - faced by the electric power sector.

"In 2002, Bakal developed and launched the Electric Power Dialogue, a working group of electric power companies, institutional investors, environmental NGOs, and analysts that focuses on taking action on climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector. In 2003, the Dialogue published a report containing several recommendations, including a mandatory nationwide cap on carbon dioxide.

"Bakal also coordinates Ceres' Northeast & Canada program, aimed furthering awareness of and action on climate change in Northeastern states and Canada.

"Prior to his current position, Bakal served as Ceres' Director of Outreach, encouraging companies to endorse the Ceres Principles, our ten-point code of conduct on environmental performance.

"Before joining Ceres, Bakal worked for several nonprofit environmental and social service organizations, including Rocky Mountain Institute, the Colorado Center for Environmental Management, and Northeastern Family Institute. He has experience consulting with companies to improve their environmental performance, researching trends in corporate social responsibility, and using collaborative decision-making processes to help diverse parties reach consensus. Bakal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology." [1]

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  1. Staff, CERES, accessed May 11, 2008.