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Peter Boyd

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Founder and CEO

Time4Good Group

Peter Boyd

Biography

Peter Boyd is Founder & CEO of Time4Good and Executive Fellow at Yale University’s Center for Business and the Environment. He has been advising The B Team on their ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ initiative and other high-growth organizations on strategy, marketing, climate change solutions and entrepreneurial opportunity.

Peter was previously COO of Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, after more than 10 years with the Virgin Group (including CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa), and McKinsey & Co.

A Guest Lecturer at Yale and a Mentor at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, Peter serves on the boards of London-based BLUE Communications, Roar Africa and Fenix International. He lives in Westport, CT and also serves on the board of the town's Green Task Force.

Peter Boyd’s Newsfeed

Rethinking International Environmental Agreements

 A recent proposal by Dan Esty and Peter Boyd in Yale Environment 360 ad­vocates that the Paris Climate Change Agree­ment should add a mechanism to allow corporations, cities, and other non-state actors to formally join the accord. 

Peter Boyd As Non-Executive Director at BLUE

BLUE, the leading global PR and communications consultancy for the marine and energy markets, has appointed former COO of Carbon War Room, and Virgin Mobile South Africa CEO Peter Boyd as non-executive director.  Peter Boyd said: “Having worked on the client side with BLUE for many years, it is clear to me that their passion and vision for professionalising PR and communications in the industries they serve is one that translates into significant business opportunity and growth..."

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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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Other Business Interests

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.
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.
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Current Non-Executive 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. A global public relations and public affairs consultancy, BLUE boasts, among its clients, the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, satellite communications company SES, Castrol, Parker, North P&I, GAC and Trelleborg.
Advisory Board
Jun 2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Roar Africa is the world’s only African travel brand with four centuries of lineage. Based in Manhattan, Roar Africa is led by its Zimbabwe-born CEO and Founder, delivering transformative tailored trips to Africa.
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Previous Non-Executive 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

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.
Member of the 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.

Peter Boyd’s Education

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