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Dr. James Slezak

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Executive Director of Strategy

Phone: (212) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.com
Local Address:  New York , United States
The New York Times Company
620 Eighth Avenue
New York , New York 10018
United States

Company Description: The New York Times Company is a diversified media company that includes newspapers, Internet businesses, investments in paper mills and other investments. The...   more

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  • mathematics
    University of Sydney
  • PhD , Physics
    Cornell University
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The Human Impacts Institute Crew, 28 Dec 2014 [cached]
James Slezak
James Slezak, Strategy Advisor (Board)
James is a partner at Purpose where he leads development of new social impact initiatives and creation of movement-building organizations. Prior to Purpose, James led projects on sustainability, technology and economic development for McKinsey & Company.
An Australian native, James attended the University of Sydney and holds a PhD in Physics from Cornell University. His technical work was published in journals including Science and Nature and he is co-author of the book Climate Change and Australia, published in Australia by Federation Press. He is a fellow the Center for Policy Development, an affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and serves on the boards of a number of other nonprofits and businesses in the US and Australia.
Ability Capital, 11 Jan 2015 [cached]
James Slezak
James Slezak (Social Movements)
About Peers | Peers, 15 Oct 2014 [cached]
James Slezak | Co-founder and Foundation Board Member
James Slezak co-founded Peers and is founder of the New Economy Practice at Purpose. A longtime activist on sustainability and progressive social causes, James now heads New Economy Lab, building innovative forms of social enterprise in partnership with leading global organizations. He previously consulted at McKinsey & Co, leading projects on sustainability, internet technology and economic development. James holds a PhD in Physics, serves on the board of a number of social-impact oriented nonprofits and businesses, and is an affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Follow James: @jslez
At a Sandy anniversary panel organized ..., 31 Oct 2013 [cached]
At a Sandy anniversary panel organized by Forecast the Facts, climate and economic expert James Slezak says that investors should recognize that the fossil-fuel industry will go the way of the horse-and-buggy. Oil and coal companies, Dr. Slezak said, are “bad investments” that “don’t have the right capabilities or the right assets” to become renewable energy companies.
And we don’t want to give them an escape route. James Slezak (@jslez) is a social entrepreneur, author, and co-founder of, a member-driven organization to support the sharing economy. He was previously a founding executive team member and partner at, and consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he led projects on sustainability, technology and economic development. He is co-author of the book Climate Change and Australia, as well as public reports on the economics of carbon emissions reduction released by McKinsey. James holds a PhD in Physics and was an affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The Forecast the Facts forum, “Turning the Tide: The Challenge And Promise Of Carbon Divestment for a Post-Sandy Wall Street,” took place on Sunday, October 29, at Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium in New York City, with panelists from the Center for American Progress, Next Generation, and NYU Divest.
James Slezak Wall Street
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Dr James Slezak
Dr James Slezak is Director of Strategy at The New York Times. He was previously at McKinsey & Co, and was partner and founding executive team member at He is also managing partner of New Economy Lab, and co-founded sharing economy group, in partnership with grassroots activists and Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs and investors. James is co-author of the book Climate Change and Australia, as well as other reports and articles on sustainability and climate change. He majored in mathematics at the University of Sydney, and holds a PhD in Physics from Cornell University, where he researched high temperature superconductivity. He was appointed as an affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
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