Sheila Walsh Reddy
Sheila Walsh Reddy, Ph.D., Senior Scientist for Sustainability, The Nature Conservancy and Third Pilot Lead for the TNC-Dow Collaboration Sheila is tackling global sustainability challenges by improving decision making related to nature for corporations, communities, governments, and individuals. Through TNC’s collaboration with The Dow Chemical Company, Sheila’s team is redefining how the largest corporations in the world value and engage with nature. Specifically, this work has led to a corporate-wide approach that is enabling Dow to systematically and explicitly value nature in decisions on site infrastructure, natural resource management, process improvement, and commercial opportunities. The ground-breaking nature of this work has been highlighted in The New Yorker, The Economist, Environmental Leader, Time, and A Better World, Inc. The TNC-Dow Collaboration received the Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnerships from Harvard University in 2013 and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals in 2015. Beyond the Dow collaboration, Sheila has also advanced strategies, science, and practices related to freshwater, climate risk reduction, fisheries, natural infrastructure, and social-ecological systems. Sheila has over 20 publications in ecology, economics, and policy. She was named as a 2014 New Horizons in Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences.