WASHINGTON, DC – The Climate Leadership Council is pleased to announce that CEO Greg Bertelsen has been named to Washingtonian’s prestigious 500 Most Influential People list in the climate and environment category. The list is an annual recognition given to leaders outside of government who made a significant impact on policy development in Washington, D.C. With interest in climate and trade policies at an all-time high on Capitol Hill, Bertelsen’s leadership and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the next phase of the climate conversation.
“I am honored to be recognized alongside such an accomplished group of individuals in Washingtonian’s list of the 500 Most Influential People in D.C.,” said Greg Bertelsen. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a talented, ambitious, and collaborative group of professionals at the Climate Leadership Council, who continue to shape the climate policy discussion in Washington. This is also an opportunity to acknowledge how appreciative we are to work with partners on and off the Hill to develop and promote effective climate solutions in 2023 and beyond.”
Bertelsen joined the Council as vice president in 2017, and in that role led the organization’s government and industry relations functions. He became CEO in 2020 and oversaw an expansion of the organization to include the launch of the Center for Climate and Trade in 2021. Bertelsen is a coauthor on some of the Council’s most groundbreaking research, including America’s Carbon Advantage, a first-of-its-kind study that found goods manufactured in the U.S. are 40% more carbon-efficient than the world average. This research has helped to fuel recent momentum in Congress for climate policies that leverage trade to reduce global emissions while boosting the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. Bertelsen also serves as the CEO of Americans for Carbon Dividends.
The Climate Leadership Council works with a broad set of stakeholders to promote the most cost-effective, equitable and politically-viable climate solutions.