Marilyn Waite’s vision is a world where sustainability values of social cohesion, environmental consciousness, intergenerational equity, and economic health drive decision-making and business practices. A multi-lingual engineer and author, she has experience across four continents in investment (Lincoln International in China and Village Capital in the United States), renewable and nuclear energy (AREVA in France), education (Kaplan and Shanghai Normal University), economic development (United Nations in Madagascar), tourism and Internet start-ups (SustainableVisit), and public policy (National Academy of Sciences in the United States). A speaker and author, she has addressed audiences in Africa, Europe, and North and Central America on sustainability in careers, education, textiles, climate change, water, and energy.
Marilyn holds a Master’s Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (magna cum laude) from Princeton University.
Marilyn currently leads the energy practice at Village Capital, is a Senior Research Fellow at Project Drawdown, and serves on the Board of Directors for Engineers for a Sustainable World and the Biomimicry Institute.