Professor of innovation and public policy , UC San Diego
David Victor is the academic who wrote the white paper describing the intentions for the hedgefund Engine No 1 instigating an activist campaign to turn ExxonMobil away from fossil fuels and managed to get two of its nominees elected to Exxon Mobils board in May 2021 much against the company´s wishes. Victor is an influential academic and member of IPPC as well as a member of the World Economic Forum´s Global Future Council. His studies led him to be one of the key contributors when designing the Paris negotiations. Together with David Cullenward he recently released the book “Making Climate Policy Work” (2020).