Susan Burns is a Founder of Global Footprint Network. Over the last decade she has built Global Footprint Network into one of the leading and most respected scientific organizations in the world addressing global ecological limits, Currently Susan leads Global Footprint Network’s Finance for Change Initiative which advises governments and financial institutions on incorporating ecological risk into risk analysis and government policy. Prior to launching Global Footprint Network, Susan founded the pioneering sustainability consulting firm Natural Strategies, advising such companies as Mitsubishi Electric, Genencor, and Lowes. She has worked with more than 50 corporations and other organizations on a variety of sustainability-related issues from forest policy to business strategy. Susan led the development of the screening methodology for Portfolio 21, the US’s first mutual fund dedicated to environmental sustainability.