Howard W. Buffett is a professor at Columbia University, a bestselling author, and a member of several corporate boards where he focuses on ESG and sustainability strategies. He is also the President of Global Impact LLC, an advisory firm specializing in organizational performance measurement and management. Previously, he oversaw economic development and stabilization programs for the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he was a policy advisor for the White House Domestic Policy Council. He also held roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Buffett holds degrees from Northwestern University and Columbia University, and executive education certificates from Harvard Business School.