Dr. Anthony "Tony" Cortese has been actively engaged in sustainability challenges in businesses and higher education for over 30 years. He is a senior fellow at Second Nature, a Boston-based organization committed to promoting sustainability through higher education which he co-founded with U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). He served as president of Second Nature from March 1993-August 2012. Tony was a founding member of the board of directors of The Natural Step US and of the Environmental Business Council of New England. He has served as a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and on president Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development's Education Task Force. In 2013 Tony was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the EPA for his career spent actively engaged in large system sustainability and environmental challenges. Tony has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tufts University in civil and environmental engineering and a doctorate in environmental health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as visiting scholar in the College's M.B.A. residency in the fall of 2013.