Before joining CFRN in 2020, he spent 10 years working for not-profits in energy. He was Managing Director, Global Marketing and Communications for the clean energy think-tank, Rocky Mountain Institute for six years. Prior to that, he was Director of Communications for Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, a market-based climate non-profit.
Mark also worked for Edelman Public Relations, where he was a Vice-President in the Corporate Social Responsibility Practice, New York. He provided strategic counsel, public relations and public affairs campaigns on climate and energy for Fortune 500 firms, governments and not-for-profits. Clients included: Coca Cola, PepsiCo, UPS, G.E., Starbucks, Danone, Canon, E-Bay and the government of UAE in its successful bid to host IRENA.
Mark started his energy and climate career as a Communications Officer with the European Commission’s Environment Agency, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to that, Mark taught English as a foreign language in Japan, Greece and Denmark.
Raised in UK, Mark Grundy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Manchester Metropolitan University, Master of Education in English as a Second Language from Manchester University, and an MBA from Open University, London.