Leslie Labruto

Director, Islands Energy, Clinton Climate Initiative

Leslie Labruto is the director of the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Islands Energy Program at the Clinton Foundation in New York City. CCI’s Islands Energy Program, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room, assists island nations transition from diesel to clean energy and energy efficiency. Leslie joins CCI from Summit Partners, a $15 billion venture capital firm in Boston. Previously, Leslie worked for the UK Green Building Council to deliver sustainable practices for the 2012 London Olympic Games and for Terrapin Bright Green to co-author The Economics of Biophilia, which presents the financial benefits of incorporating nature into schools, hospitals, workplaces, and communities.

Leslie received her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering under the Sustainable Energy Futures program from Imperial College London where she published her thesis on Rare Earth Policies in the Journal of Energy Policy. She earned her undergraduate engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University, where she served on the Vanderbilt Board of Trust from 2011 to 2015.