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Bruce McKenney

Global Director, Renewable Energy

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Bruce McKenney Global Director, Renewable Energy © TNC

Areas of Expertise

Energy, Land Use and Sustainable Development



Scheduling Contact

Pamela Osti


Bruce McKenney has worked for more than 25 years at the intersection of environmental, climate and development challenges. As Global Director for Renewable Energy at The Nature Conservancy, he leads a strategy to accelerate the transition to renewable energy for a clean, green and equitable energy future. In his previous role at The Nature Conservancy, Bruce led the Development by Design global program, reducing biodiversity impacts of the energy and infrastructure sectors and contributing to the conservation of millions of hectares of lands and waters around the world.

Prior to joining TNC in 2006, Bruce worked as a Senior Associate at Hardner & Gullison, an Associate at Industrial Economics and as Director for Natural Resources and Environment at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute. He has served as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council and has been a Sawhill Global Leadership Fellow. Bruce holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from Brown University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.

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