Alice LeBlanc is an environmental economist with more than twenty-five years experience focused on developing economically viable ways to address the challenges of climate change and sustainable development. Throughout her career, Ms. LeBlanc has promoted climate change solutions based on improvements in forestry, agriculture and energy production in developing countries as well as in the U.S. Her clients have included leading environmental NGOs in the US; international and national governmental agencies and jurisdictions such as the USEPA, the Government of Australia, the World Bank, the government of Brazil, the United Nations, and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation; and private sector clients in the insurance, financial and engineering industries, the electric power sector, and the oil industry in North America and the EU.
Ms. LeBlanc headed the Office of Environment and Climate Change at American International Group (AIG), then the largest insurance company in the world, where she designed and implemented the global corporate climate change and environmental strategy. She was a Senior Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund working in the international climate change arena and in establishing the regulations for the United States SO2 emissions trading program, the first large scale “cap and trade” program in the world. As Senior Vice President at
Environmental Financial Products/Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), she helped establish the CCX, a voluntary greenhouse gas emissions cap and trade program that included leading U.S. corporations.
Ms LeBlanc has made numerous presentations all over the world and has given testimony before Congress. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Smith College and a M.S. in Economics from the University of Houston. She is a member and former Board Treasurer of the Society of Woman Geographers and a Fellow at the NYC-based Explorers’ Club, serves on the advisory board to the Appalachian Mountain Club and has acted in an advisory capacity to Karbone, a boutique environmental financial products firm.