RESOLVE Speakers Bureau

RESOLVE staff and partners are available to engage in a wide array of speaking opportunities, including keynote presentations, panel discussions, and joint presentations. RESOLVE’s collaborative leaders can deliver unique workshops on trends in the field; theory and practice; effective strategies and approaches; and the business case for collaborative solutions. We can also design presentations or workshops tailored to specific issues, sectors, or challenges.

Expertise includes:

  • Policy Issues and Solutions
    • Developing successful policy solutions
    • Environmental policy and regulation (past, present, and future)
    • Natural resource management and conservation
    • Food safety and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act
    • Agriculture policy
    • Pesticide regulation, policy, and impact
    • Renewable fuel policy
    • Endangered Species Act
    • Tobacco control and regulation
    • Public health
    • Interagency process in U.S. foreign and defense policy
    • U.S. policy in the Middle East
  • Sustainability
    • Merits of voluntary assurance and certification systems
    • Conservation in America
    • Collaborative research on sustainability
  • Business and the Environment
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Effective NGO-corporate partnerships
    • Strategic stakeholder engagement
    • Business and peace: challenging the traditional economic assistance paradigm
    • Natural resource curse and economic diversification
    • Merits of voluntary assurance and certification systems
    • Digging farther and deeper for resources, emerging threats to industry
    • How private businesses can create social change
  • Dispute Resolution & Social/Political Change
    • Strategic stakeholder engagement
    • Using science to resolve disputes
    • Youth narrative as a bellwether of political change
    • Key components of success in transitions from autocratic to democratic rule
    • Challenges of civil-military coordination in security and stability operations (peacebuilding)
    • Economic sources of terrorism in Africa
    • Launching, leading and managing business-NGO social-change initiatives
    • How private businesses can create social change
    • Merits of voluntary assurance and certification systems

To book a speaker or for more information, please contact us using the Contact Form.

Featured Speakers

Stephen D’Esposito
President, RESOLVE 

Stephen D'Esposito

Speaking Topics Include:

  • Sustainability
  • Environmental policy
  • Future of environmental policy
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Environment and business
  • Strategic Stakeholder engagement
  • Policy solutions—what works
  • Effective NGO-corporate partnerships
  • Certification and voluntary systems
  • History of environmental policy

About Stephen…

Abby Dilley
Vice President of Program Development, RESOLVE

Speaking Topics Include:

  • Toward Sustainability report and collaborative research
  • Collaborative Food Safety Forum and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Collaborative agricultural policy development generally, and agricultural biotechnology policy development specifically
  • Patient-centered outcomes approaches to drug development and review
  • Tobacco control and regulation – collaborative processes and approaches
  • Collaborative approaches to public health capacity building

About Abby…

Larry Elworth
RESOLVE Strategic Partner

Speaking Topics Include:

  • Agriculture policy
  • Resource conservation
  • Environmental regulation
  • Renewable fuel policy
  • Pesticide regulation and policy
  • Pesticides and endangered species
  • Water quality and agriculture

About Larry…

Assheton Carter
Head of Performance & Risk, Ecosphere Capital Partners LLP

Speaking Topics Include:

  • Bonds of Gold: where your wedding band comes from and why you should care
  • ESG is Alpha: How a dominant ESG lens can reduce risk and enhance upside
  • Politics and Persuasion: Launching, leading and managing business-NGO social-change initiatives
  • Strange Bedfellows: Effective NGO-business partnerships
  • An Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove: the merits of voluntary assurance and certification
  • 10 reasons why donors and philanthropists will never save the world; and 10 reasons why private business will.
  • FPIC and all that: what it really means for businesses to have consensual relations with their neighbors

About Asseton…

Hrach Gregorian
President, Institute of World Affairs

Speaking Topics Include:

  • Challenges of civil-military coordination in security and stability operations (peacebuilding)
  • The interagency process in US foreign and defense policy
  • Key components of success in transitions from autocratic to democratic rule
  • US policy in the Middle East, navigating the navigating between Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia
  • The economic sources of terrorism in Africa
  • Youth narrative as a bellwether of political change
  • Business and peace: challenging the traditional economic assistance paradigm
  • The natural resource curse and economic diversification
  • Digging farther and deeper for resources, emerging threats to industry

About Hrach…