ABOUT AMY PERLMUTTER
Amy Perlmutter has devoted her career to the environmental field, developing and implementing innovative policies and programs from the ground up that have garnered national and international awards and recognition. For the past 23 years, her work has focused on building a greener and more circular economy.
Amy is a strategic thinker and creative problem solver with a demonstrated track record of turning ideas into impactful programs on the ground. She engages comfortably with business, government, nonprofit, and academic players. She is a natural relationship builder with a broad network who enjoys making connections among likely collaborators and across stakeholder groups.
Amy is an advisor and mentor to startups individually and through various accelerators (Clean Tech Open, and Canadian Women in Clean Tech), and an Entrepreneur in Residence with Columbia University Technology Ventures. She was named 2022 Specialty Mentor of the Year by Clean Tech Open for her expertise and mentoring in sustainability. Amy is a co-organizer of the Boston Area Sustainability Group. She has authored numerous articles and publications on clean tech, green chemistry, and zero waste. She is an engaging public speaker and is comfortable speaking to the media. She has been quoted in Wired Magazine, the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and National Geographic Magazine.
Amy has received many personal honors, including individual citations for Outstanding Performance and Innovation from the Mayor and Chief Administrator of the City and County of San Francisco, and for "efforts to improve the quality of life" from that city’s Board of Supervisors; a profile in the book the Complete Guide to Environmental Careers; an appointment to Massachusetts Governor Patrick’s Transition Team on Energy and Environment; and was invited into the first cohort of Fellows at UMass Lowell's Lowell Center for Sustainable Production.
Amy holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Environmental Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has completed additional training from the Public Conversations Project (now Essential Allies, The Power of Dialogue), Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation (Mediation and Participatory Processes); and the National Development Council (Economic Development Finance and Business Credit Analysis)