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Melissa Dann

August 22, 2022

Melissa is a thought leader on issues such as climate change, impact investing, and using capital markets to drive environmental and social change, with 30 years of experience in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and government sectors. She has led and worked at organizations ranging from the Wallace Global Fund to the US-Asia Environmental Partnership to the World Wildlife Fund. For the past decade, Melissa has advised foundations, corporations, and nonprofit organizations on a range of environmental issues. She has served on many nonprofit boards, including the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition, Fauna & Flora International (US), Winrock, RARE and the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. Melissa is a graduate of Columbia University and Denison University, and a Fellow with the Royal Geographic Society. She joined the Prize in 2022.

Recent Posts

The 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize is Monday, April 24


January 10, 2023

The Goldman Environmental Prize is excited to share that the 2023 Prize winners will be announced on Monday, April 24. The Prize winners will be celebrated at live ceremonies to coincide with Earth Day: at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, April 24, and at the Eisenhower Theater at the John…

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Goldman Prize Executive Director Michael Sutton on Why We Should Support Grassroots Voices


January 3, 2023 – By Michael Sutton

Happy New Year! A new year brings fresh inspiration, motivation, and possibilities. It also provides an opportunity for reflection—on the previous year, its highs and lows, and what lessons it conveys to us for the future. This past year, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in nature on several occasions. Memorably, my son and…

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Five Highlights from the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize


December 13, 2022

As 2022 concludes, we reflect on what a year it has been! Join us in celebrating some key moments at the Goldman Environmental Prize this year. 1. The 2022 Prize Winner Announcement The Goldman Prize was thrilled to welcome the 2022 winners: Chima Williams, Niwat Roykaew, Marjan Minnesma, Julien Vincent, Nalleli Cobo, and Alex Lucitante and Alexandra…

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