Chief of Sustainable Development and International Affairs
Mr. Power is chief of sustainable development and international affairs at PIMCO, a global asset-management firm overseeing $1.8 trillion. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was the deputy executive director of the United Nations Global Compact, advancing sustainability and responsible investment in more than 160 countries. There he advised U.N. secretaries-general and oversaw sustainability initiative in both developed and emerging markets. Mr. Power co-led the U.N. Global Compact’s role in developing the Sustainable Development Goals. He also led government affairs for the U.N. Global Compact, interacting at ambassadorial and ministerial levels. He was a co-founder and board member of the Principles for Responsible Investment, and has held senior positions at Ketchum and Levi Strauss and worked as a financial journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle. He holds a degree in economics from the University of California, as well as U.N. accreditation in leadership and ethics, and human rights. He is a board member of the Pacific Institute, an environmental think tank, and a member of the U.N. Development Program’s SDG Impact Committee. Mr. Power is also a board member of the U.S. Network of the Global Compact.