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Dr. Giulio Boccaletti


Dr. Giulio Boccaletti

Global Managing Director, Water

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Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D., is the Global Managing Director for Water at The Nature Conservancy. Trained as a scientist, Giulio is an expert on environmental and economic sustainability. He leads the world’s largest team of freshwater scientists, policy experts, economists and on-the-ground conservation practitioners. Giulio and his team at The Nature Conservancy are working to identify, test and deploy innovative, large-scale strategies that demonstrate how investments in nature will enable us to secure the water we need to prosper. He believes solving global water challenges, particularly in the face of a changing climate, will determine the future sustainability of the world economy and the health of the people and places that depend on this vital natural resource.
 
He has deep expertise on the intersection of natural resources, public policy and business conduct. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Giulio was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he built and ran its water security practice and advised CEOs and government ministers in dozens of countries on the implications of water scarcity for their growth and operations. For his work on water, in 2014 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. He is currently a member of their Global Agenda Council. Giulio started his career as a scientist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focused on atmospheric and ocean sciences and climate adaptation. He has a master’s in physics from the Universita degli Studi di Bologna, and master’s and doctorate degrees in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from Princeton University.

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Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D., is the Global Managing Director for Water at The Nature Conservancy. Trained as a scientist, Giulio is an expert on environmental and economic sustainability. He leads the world’s largest team of freshwater scientists, policy experts, economists and on-the-ground conservation practitioners. Giulio and his team at The Nature Conservancy are working to identify, test and deploy innovative, large-scale strategies that demonstrate how investments in nature will enable us to secure the water we need to prosper. He believes solving global water challenges, particularly in the face of a changing climate, will determine the future sustainability of the world economy and the health of the people and places that depend on this vital natural resource. He has deep expertise on the intersection of natural resources, public policy and business conduct.

Immediately prior to joining the Conservancy, Giulio was a partner at McKinsey and Company, where he founded the firm's Global Water Resource initiative and was one of the leaders if its Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice. At McKinsey he served public and private sector institutions on issues of regulatory strategy and growth, focusing on resource economics. He led projects on the ground in Ethiopia, India, Jordan, South Africa, across Europe and the U.S. His clients included financial institutions, large manufacturing companies, food and beverage companies, mining companies, oil and gas companies, multilateral institutions and individual governments attempting sector transformation. He has published and presented on water security, resource economics and infrastructure finance.
 
Before joining McKinsey, he was a physical oceanographer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a research associate specializing in geophysical fluid dynamics and climate science. His areas of expertise included monsoonal dynamics, thermocline theory, instability theory, the fluid dynamics of turbulence and the general circulation of the ocean. Giulio holds a master's degree in theoretical physics from the University of Bologna, Italy, and master's and doctorate degrees in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from Princeton University, where he was a NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow.

The World Economic Forum named Giulio one of its 2014 Young Global Leaders. This community of next-generation leaders acts as a driving force in shaping a sustainable future and includes notable figures such as Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, USA and Larry Page, Co-Founder and CEO of Google, USA. He is currently a member of the Forum's Global Agenda Council.

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