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Peter Boyd

Founder and CEO

Time4Good Group

Westport, CT, USA

Peter Boyd

Biography

Peter Boyd is Founder & CEO of Time4Good, a social and scheduling platform that allows leaders around the world to effectively organize and optimize their time so they can dedicate themselves to the environmental and social causes they care about.

Peter is a globally recognized leader in raising awareness of environmental issues, championing entrepreneurship, business strategy, and education to foster innovative solutions to achieve a net-zero emissions world.

His work straddles the private and public spheres. He is a Resident Fellow at Yale University’s Center for Business and the Environment, a center that brings together people of all disciplines to address and advance solutions to systemic environmental problems. Peter is also a Lecturer in the Yale School of Management and a Mentor at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, an interdisciplinary learning environment that cultivates leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in all fields.

Prior to his current roles, Peter concurrently served as Chair of the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office in the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, representing the agency at many national and global conferences, and COO of Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room. As COO, Peter directed fuel reducing technologies in the shipping industry and advances in the use of renewable jet fuel, and led Caribbean island nations to lessen their reliance on fossil fuels.

As a sought-after leader, Peter holds many board and advisor appointments. He was a Senior Advisor to The B Team on their ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ initiative prior to the COP21 conference in Paris. He currently serves on the board of London-based BLUE Communications, a PR and communications firm focusing on the marine and offshore markets, and the boards of Roar Africa and Fenix International. Locally, he is on the board of the Green Task Force in Westport, CT.

Peter earned a BA with honors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

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BLUE Communications
Introducing The Blue Insight Low Carbon Shipping Fuels & Energy Guide 2020

Peter Boyd, Founder and CEO of Time4Good Group and Resident Fellow at Yale University's Center for Business and the Environment, contributed to the Blue Insight Low Carbon Shipping Fuels & Energy Guide 2020, published by BLUE communications. This is the first comprehensive guide tracking the organizations that are driving the low and zero carbon fuels and energy market.

Peter Boyd’s Background

Founder and CEO
Oct 2014 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Peter created the Time4Good Group in October 2014 to fulfil complimentary objectives. To create an innovative marketplace for the time of people in very high demand. To deploy strategic consultancy time to selected clients for high social, environmental and economic impact and to build a successful commercial business that benefits society through every transaction and project.
COO
Feb 2009 - Sep 2014
New York, NY, USA
The first executive on Sir Richard Branson’s global initiative (founded by ten leading global entrepreneurs) harnessing their unique combined influence to accelerate profitable solutions to climate change. Reported to Jose Maria Figueres, Former President of Costa Rica. Peter initially served as sole Launch Director, becoming Director of Operations, then COO.
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Peter Boyd’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

Non-Executive Director
Nov 2017 - Present
London, UK
BLUE, a PR Week Top 150 UK company, specialises in providing strategic PR and communications for clients in the shipping, marine, offshore and energy markets. The firm's clients include the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, satellite communications company SES, Castrol, Parker, North P&I, GAC and Trelleborg.
Senior Advisor
Aug 2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Respondent is a marketplace for sourcing targeted respondents for in-depth research interviews. B2B companies choose to leverage Respondent to conduct their research interviews and make smarter business decisions.
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Previous Board Positions

Senior Advisor and Climate Lead
Oct 2014 - 2016
New York, NY, USA
Peter advised on B Team's climate initiative (calling for 'Net-Zero by 2050') leading up to the COP21 climate talks in Paris. The B Team is a unique, innovative, international non-profit focusing on driving a better way of doing business for people and the planet. (Its Leaders include Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Mo Ibrahim, Paul Polman, Mary Robinson, Muhammad Yunus).

Philanthropy

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Town of Westport’s Green Task Force
Board Member
Dec 2014 - Present
Westport, CT, USA
Westport's First Selectman publicly stated town’s goal of ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ in October 2015. The Green Task Force is a senior voluntary group, formed to help the the First Selectman create then achieve the town's ambitious sustainability goals.
Board of Trustees
Jan 2015 - Dec 2018
Westport, CT, USA
Peter serves on the board of this innovative Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center. It's mission is to build a passion in the community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.

Publications

Co-author
Sep 2020
Peter Boyd and co-author Casey R. Pickett discuss the strategy needed to reach the 2015 Paris Agreement goals, citing significant action from all sectors and levels of society. “Net-Zero” greenhouse gas emissions can earn its capital letters, they write, if it is: Fully-scoped, Science-based, Paris Agreement-compliant and Cumulative.

Public Service

Mentor-in-Residence
2017 - Present
New Haven, CT, USA
The mission of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale is to inspire & support students from diverse backgrounds & disciplines to seek innovative ways to address real-world problems. His roles include guest-lecturing, running workshops, helping accelerate social & environmental entrepreneurship across campus, offering career advice for students & co-hosting the Net-Zero Action Group.

Academic Appointments

Lecturer in the Practice of Management
Feb 2019 - Present
New Haven, CT, USA
The Yale School of Management, also known as Yale SOM, is a world-renowned business school that offers MBA, EMBA, MAM, MMS, PhD and Executive Education.
Resident Fellow - Center for Business and the Environment
Oct 2015 - Present
New Haven, CT, USA
Peter is a Guest-lecturer on selected courses in Graduate and MBA programs. He accelerates social & environmental entrepreneurship at Yale including serving on judging panels of Sabin Prize and Sobotka Prize, 1x1 clinics and helping Yale Entrepreneurship Institute. Peter also provides career advice and leading student discussion groups on net-zero impact.

Peter Boyd’s Education

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University of Oxford
BA Hons, Philosophy, Politics, Economics
1991 - 1994
6 Scottish Certificate Education ‘Highers’
1985 - 1991