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Ian Bowles is an environmentalist, businessman and former political aide. He is the co-founder and Managing Director of WindSail Group. He served as the Senior Director of Global Environmental Affairs at the National Security Council and as Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality from 1999 to 2001. He also served as Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs from 2007 to 2011.

Bowles served as principal international environment and natural resources advisor on the White House staff for President Bill Clinton. Holding the posts of Senior Director of Global Environmental Affairs at the National Security Council and Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, he played key roles in the Kyoto Protocol process, trade and environmental negotiations, and clean energy development, and accompanied the President on foreign travel to India, New Zealand, and the G-8 Summit in Okinawa.

In early 2011, Bowles stepped down after four years as Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. In that position, he created the first state cabinet agency encompassing both energy regulation and environmental protection overseeing six line agencies. He oversaw environmental review of all major real estate development and business expansion projects in the Commonwealth, spearheaded reform of environmental and energy permitting, and led the largest land conservation initiative in the state's history.

Championing clean energy as an economic opportunity, Bowles overhauled utility regulation to make Massachusetts the national leader in energy efficiency investment and the third largest market for solar power installation in the United States. By approving the environmental review and permitting for Cape Wind, Bowles made Massachusetts host for what is likely to be the first offshore wind power project in the United States. Bowles also set the highest standards in the nation on greenhouse gas emissions and building codes and, as Chairman of the Board, made the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority a national leader on integration of clean energy technology into daily operation of its $8 billion in capital assets.

An energy and environment innovator with experience in foreign policy, state regulation, and clean energy entrepreneurship, Ian Bowles is also Managing Director of Rhumb Line Energy LLC, a clean energy advisory and project development firm in Boston; Senior Director at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a Washington-based international strategy firm; and an advisor to several clean energy technology companies.

He co-founded WindSail Capital Group, and serves as the Managing Director. The company provides growth financing to companies advancing energy innovation and sustainability across a wide range of industries. WindSail’s investments typically range from $2 million to $10 million and are in the form of a secured loan. WindSail prides itself on thinking outside the box and structuring transactions that specifically address a company’s capital needs. WindSail currently invests in 17 companies.

Bowles also held leadership positions at Conservation International, an international nonprofit NGO, where he led land and habitat conservation initiatives in more than 20 developing countries, brokering creation of protected areas such as a new four million acre national park in Suriname. As senior advisor to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, he oversaw the largest US foundation grant given for environmental protection. Ian is a board member at the New England Clean Energy Council, Longroad Energy, RGS Energy and the Museum of Science. He is an advisor to several other leading clean energy companies.

Bowles's academic career includes posts as a Senior Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and as adjunct member of the teaching faculty at Oxford University. He holds an honorary doctorate from Emerson College. Bowles co-edited Footprints in the Jungle (Oxford University Press) and has written broadly on energy, environment, conservation, and sustainability in both professional journals such as Science and in the popular media including The New York Times. He received his A.B. cum laude from Harvard College and a masters degree from Oxford University.

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  • Global Natural Resources: Supply, Demand & Innovation

  • The Clean Energy Revolution: US, China & Opportunities Ahead

  • Why Wilderness Matters: An International Perspective

  • No California Dreaming: Why the East Coast Is the Future of Clean Energy

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Ian Bowles Biography

Ian Bowles is an environmentalist, businessman and former political aide. He is the co-founder and Managing Director of WindSail Group. He served as the Senior Director of Global Environmental Affairs at the National Security Council and as Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality from 1999 to 2001. He also served as Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs from 2007 to 2011.

Bowles served as principal international environment and natural resources advisor on the White House staff for President Bill Clinton. Holding the posts of Senior Director of Global Environmental Affairs at the National Security Council and Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, he played key roles in the Kyoto Protocol process, trade and environmental negotiations, and clean energy development, and accompanied the President on foreign travel to India, New Zealand, and the G-8 Summit in Okinawa.

In early 2011, Bowles stepped down after four years as Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. In that position, he created the first state cabinet agency encompassing both energy regulation and environmental protection overseeing six line agencies. He oversaw environmental review of all major real estate development and business expansion projects in the Commonwealth, spearheaded reform of environmental and energy permitting, and led the largest land conservation initiative in the state's history.

Championing clean energy as an economic opportunity, Bowles overhauled utility regulation to make Massachusetts the national leader in energy efficiency investment and the third largest market for solar power installation in the United States. By approving the environmental review and permitting for Cape Wind, Bowles made Massachusetts host for what is likely to be the first offshore wind power project in the United States. Bowles also set the highest standards in the nation on greenhouse gas emissions and building codes and, as Chairman of the Board, made the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority a national leader on integration of clean energy technology into daily operation of its $8 billion in capital assets.

An energy and environment innovator with experience in foreign policy, state regulation, and clean energy entrepreneurship, Ian Bowles is also Managing Director of Rhumb Line Energy LLC, a clean energy advisory and project development firm in Boston; Senior Director at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a Washington-based international strategy firm; and an advisor to several clean energy technology companies.

He co-founded WindSail Capital Group, and serves as the Managing Director. The company provides growth financing to companies advancing energy innovation and sustainability across a wide range of industries. WindSail’s investments typically range from $2 million to $10 million and are in the form of a secured loan. WindSail prides itself on thinking outside the box and structuring transactions that specifically address a company’s capital needs. WindSail currently invests in 17 companies.

Bowles also held leadership positions at Conservation International, an international nonprofit NGO, where he led land and habitat conservation initiatives in more than 20 developing countries, brokering creation of protected areas such as a new four million acre national park in Suriname. As senior advisor to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, he oversaw the largest US foundation grant given for environmental protection. Ian is a board member at the New England Clean Energy Council, Longroad Energy, RGS Energy and the Museum of Science. He is an advisor to several other leading clean energy companies.

Bowles's academic career includes posts as a Senior Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and as adjunct member of the teaching faculty at Oxford University. He holds an honorary doctorate from Emerson College. Bowles co-edited Footprints in the Jungle (Oxford University Press) and has written broadly on energy, environment, conservation, and sustainability in both professional journals such as Science and in the popular media including The New York Times. He received his A.B. cum laude from Harvard College and a masters degree from Oxford University.

Ian Bowles Videos

  • Organic Connections: Ian Bowles
    Ian Bowles, Entrepreneur, Former Secretary. Energy and Environmental Affairs, State of Massachusetts Ian A. Bowles is an American...
  • Ian Bowles - NEWEA Annual 2012 Conference and Exhibit (2/2)
  • Ian Bowles - NEWEA Annual 2012 Conference and Exhibit (1/2)

Ian Bowles Speaking Topics

  • Global Natural Resources: Supply, Demand & Innovation

  • The Clean Energy Revolution: US, China & Opportunities Ahead

  • Why Wilderness Matters: An International Perspective

  • No California Dreaming: Why the East Coast Is the Future of Clean Energy

FAQs on booking Ian Bowles

  • How to book Ian Bowles?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ian Bowles for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ian Bowles, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ian Bowles or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ian Bowles?

    Booking fees for Ian Bowles, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ian Bowles, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ian Bowles?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ian Bowles for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ian Bowles for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ian Bowles or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ian Bowles or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ian Bowles is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ian Bowles for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ian Bowles generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alexandra Cousteau, Robert Bryce, Ralph Nader, Van Jones and Ed Begley Jr.. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ian Bowles for an upcoming event.

Ian Bowles Speaker Videos

  • Organic Connections: Ian Bowles
    Ian Bowles, Entrepreneur, Former Secretary. Energy and Environmental Affairs, State of Massachusetts Ian A. Bowles is an American environmentalist, politician, and political aide who served as...
    Ian Bowles - NEWEA Annual 2012 Conference and Exhibit (2/2)
  • Ian Bowles - NEWEA Annual 2012 Conference and Exhibit (1/2)
    Hon. Ian Bowles Statement to Select Committee
    Hon. Ian Bowles' Statement to the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming regarding Cap and Trade system

Ian Bowles Speaking Topics

  • Global Natural Resources: Supply, Demand & Innovation

  • The Clean Energy Revolution: US, China & Opportunities Ahead

  • Why Wilderness Matters: An International Perspective

  • No California Dreaming: Why the East Coast Is the Future of Clean Energy

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