Doug Norlen to lead Friends of the Earths economic policy program

Doug Norlen to lead Friends of the Earths economic policy program

WASHINGTON, D.C.Friends of the Earth U.S. announces the promotion of Doug Norlen to economic policy program director. With 20 years’ experience in economic policy reform, Norlen will advance the organization’s campaigns to reform international trade rules, get money out of politics, and promote sustainable finance policies at public and private financial institutions.

Norlen’s work has been instrumental in achieving successful improvements in U.S. bilateral financing policies, and has helped establish and implement first-ever climate change and accountability reforms at OPIC and the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Norlen is also a leader in international NGO coalition efforts to reform export credit agencies. His work has helped lead these agencies to adopt environmental and social policies which, since 2002, have been applied to over $130 billion in financing for environmentally risky projects worldwide. Norlen has a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Oregon.

“Doug brings an enormous amount of campaign knowledge, leadership and humor to Friends of the Earth,” said Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica. “With many accolades and expertise in the field, Doug will help us deepen the pursuit of our mission to champion a healthy and just world.”

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