Editors & Contributors

Grant Ferrier
President and CEO, Environmental Business International, Inc.

Editor, Environmental Business Journal and Climate Change Business Journal
Grant Ferrier started publishing Environmental Business Journal in 1988 and EBJ soon became recognized as  the environmental industry's leading source of strategic market information. The business soon evolved into the research, publishing and consulting company now known as Environmental Business International, Inc. Grant has worked extensively for government and private clients and co-authored the U.S. government's definitive assessment of the U.S. environmental industry, published by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Office of Technology Policy. He has represented the interests of the Environmental Industry in government and business forums, testifying before Congressional Subcommittees and serving on advisory committees for the OECD, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. He has offered expert opinion at international meetings sponsored by the United Nations Department of Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development (DPCSD) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In 1996 EBI published the first edition of Nutrition Business Journal, with Grant serving as the Editor from 1996-2007. EBI sold the publication in 2001. Grant started conceptualizing an economic framework for the Climate Change Industry several years ago. This effort culminated in late 2007 with the launch of Climate Change Business Journal®. Before entering the publishing business, he worked in the private sector in energy efficiency, solar energy and wind energy from 1978-1984. Grant has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Conservation & Resource Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

George Stubbs
Senior Editor, Climate Change Business Journal

George Stubbs has been a business journalist for more than 25 years, first in the electronics industry and since 1990 in the Environmental and Hazardous Waste industries. George joined Environmental Business International in 2001 and now serves as a Senior Editor of Climate Change Business Journal®, following several years as Senior Editor of Environmental Business Journal. Prior to joining EBI, George spent 10 years as Editor of Golob's Environmental Business Report (formerly Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report). George was also Managing Editor of the Massachusetts Environmental Ventures newsletter, produced in cooperation with the Environmental Business and Technology Center at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In addition, he wrote quarterly environmental newsletters for companies including Zurich American and PricewaterhouseCoopers. George has a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Lawrence University and an M.A. in Philosophy from Washington University

Jim Hight
Senior Editor, Climate Change Business Journal

Jim Hight is a Senior Editor of Climate Change Business Journal, responsible for copy planning and the production of several CCBJ articles each month. He has also served as a Contributing Editor for both Environmental Business Journal and Nutrition Business Journal and as a Research Analyst for Environmental Business International since 1999. Jim has written extensively about finance, marketing and regulatory affairs in the environmental and nutrition industries. Jim supports EBI in its government consulting & research projects, having consulted since 1983 for a wide range of private companies, public agencies and nonprofit organizations. His freelance writing career began in 1976. Credits include: the Boston Globe, Technology Review, Sacramento Bee, Boston Business Journal, Health Products Business and more than 30 other trade and consumer publications, as well as market research reports. Highlights of Jim's employment history include serving as Creative Director of the Boston marketing firm Robert Hohler Associates, in which capacity he crafted successful marketing programs for Oxfam America, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, the Boston Chamber of Commerce and other clients; as communications manager for Boston's industrial development agency, Economic Development and Industrial Corp.; and founding and managing United Youth, a citywide youth media-training program in Boston.

Brian Runkel
Regulatory & Political Editor, Climate Change Business Journal

Brian A. Runkel is a founding board member and Executive Director of the California Environmental Business Council, Inc. (CEBC). Brian served as Deputy Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) from 1991-1993, where he helped create the new agency, while being responsible for regulatory coordination between the Agency's boards and departments. He also established the California Environmental Technology Partnership, a private-public partnership to assist and promote the $30-billion California environmental industry. Prior to his tenure at Cal/EPA, he was Chief of Staff in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Enforcement from December 1989 to March 1991. USEPA enforcement was at record levels during his tenure under Administrator William K. Reilly. In addition to managing CEBC, Brian runs his own environmental & energy management/consulting firm, Runkel Enterprises, that increasingly specializes in business strategy relating to climate change. Brian is a graduate of Harvard Law School and George Washington University.

Lynette Thwaites
Managing Editor, Climate Change Business Journal
Environmental Business International Inc.

Lynette Thwaites has worked in business publishing as an editor, researcher and writer for more than 20 years. She was a co-founder of Environmental Business International, and for several years served as Managing Editor of its flagship publication, Environmental Business Journal. In 1996 she helped launch sister publication, Nutrition Business Journal. In 2008 she helped launch Climate Change Business Journal® and the CCBJ website. Prior to joining EBI, Lynette worked on a variety of arts and business publications, including a periodical funded by the California Arts Council, and as an editor for Impact Assessment Inc. She has a BA in Literature from the University of Warwick, England, and an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute, London University.

Katja Rauhala
Research Analyst & Project Manager, Environmental Business International Inc. Climate Change Business Journal

Katja Rauhala is a Senior Project Manager for EBI and a Research Manager for Climate Change Business Journal®. She is responsible for company research, industry surveys, literature review, and government document research, as well as cataloging and coordinating all EBI research databases. She has worked with both government and private sector clients, and currently serves as Senior Researcher on a major project to define and quantify the California Climate Change Industry for the California Air Resources Board. Prior to joining EBI, Katja worked as a financial analyst for an investment firm and as a financial advisor and economic analyst for American Express. Katja received a BA and an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland, focusing on statistics, mathematics and economic data models.

Fiona O'Donnell-Lawson
Research Manager, Environmental Business International Inc.
Climate Change Business Journal

Fiona O'Donnell-Lawson is a Research Manager for EBI and a Climate Change Business Journal® staffer. Fiona manages EBI's annual revenue survey process of more than 1,500 environmental companies in the United States, involving 26 databases and a universe of over 140,000 companies and revenue-generating entities. She is also responsible for quantitative analysis models for market quantification in eight segments of the U.S. environmental industry. Fiona has been responsible for research on the air pollution control equipment, remediation, information technology and consulting & engineering segments, in addition to being a primary contributor to EBI's detailed market research reports for each of these environmental business segments. She is also responsible for EBI's regional and state market quantification efforts, including EBI's annual environmental industry revenue, export and employment analysis. Fiona is also part of the EBI team working on a project for the California Air Resources Board to quantify the California Climate Change Industry. Fiona also managed proprietary research assignments for private and public sector clients. She has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

Moe Wittenborn
Office Manager, Environmental Business International Inc.
Subscriber Services, Climate Change Business Journal

Moe Wittenborn has been Office Manager for Environmental Business International since 1994. She manages subscriber services and fulfillment, document production, data entry, database management, and Burmese lunch preparation.

Andrew Paterson
Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board, Climate Change Business Journal

Principal & Federal Markets Analyst, Environmental Business International Inc.
Based in Washington, D.C., Andrew Paterson has worked for 20 years with state and federal agencies, investor groups, and engineering firms in the energy and power sectors and other technology arenas. His projects and responsibilities have included the following: Lead Market Analyst on the U.S. DOE project, "Business Case for Nuclear Power"; Investment Analysis Leader for DOE Bioenergy Programs; Team Leader for an implementation planning review for DOE National Energy Policy; Principal Investigator for the U.S. DOE's "Readiness Review for the EM Industrial Base"; Conference Moderator for the Clean Coal Finance Forum in Brazil (1999-2000); and a member of the Management Committee of the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (1996-98). Andrew has also served as a consultant, energy editor and political commentator for Environmental Business International Inc. since its founding in 1988.

Walter S. Howes
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Climate Change Business Journal

Walter Howes has 25 years of experience related to Energy, Environmental and Sustainability markets, both in the private and public sectors. He has more than 18 years of experience in investment and commercial banking, venture capital and international privatization activities, including serving as a Vice President of the First Boston Corporation, a Vice President of Citicorp, President of the EBI Capital Group, and Advisor to the Ministry of Industry & Finance for the Czech Republic. Walter has held numerous advisory positions with public institutions such as EPA, DOC and DOE. Serving at DOE he has been the Director of the Office of Acquisition Reform and Privatization, Acting Director of DOE's Loan Guarantee Program, and Senior Advisor for Acquisition Policy. Walter is a graduate of Duke University (Chemistry and Economics) and has an MBA in International Finance from New York University's Graduate School of Business.