D'Esposito Joins RESOLVE as New President
RESOLVE, a nonprofit organization founded more than 30 years ago to promote collaborative resolution of public issues, has appointed Stephen D'Esposito as its new president, effective Oct. 1.
The company also named Gail Bingham, the current president, as president emeritus.
D'Esposito will launch a new initiative, the Earth Solutions Center. He served as president of Earthworks for over a decade and was previously with Greenpeace USA and Greenpeace International in a number of positions including head of the executive committee at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam. During his tenure at Earthworks, D'Esposito played a lead role in creating a number of multi-stakeholder initiatives in the extractive sector.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to build on RESOLVE's unparalleled reputation for impartiality, integrity, and getting results," said Stephen D'Esposito. "Today many political, corporate, community, and civil society leaders have a new sense of urgency to resolve pressing environmental, social. and health challenges. It's no longer business-as-usual. Solutions emerge from tough discussions, negotiation. and dialogue as well as collaboration, innovation. and risk-taking. With its demonstrated track record in consensus building, mediation and dispute resolution and an expanded capacity to incubate and catalyze solutions, RESOLVE is uniquely positioned to lead."