Trevor Thompson

HEFN Position: 
Steering Committee Member

Trevor is the Program Officer at the NorthLight Foundation, which focuses on strengthening and broadening the environmental movement, particularly by supporting grassroots frontline organizations, Just Transition efforts, cross-movement collaboration, training for emerging leaders, and various Indigenous-led conservation and sovereignty efforts. Trevor oversees NorthLight’s Climate and Health portfolio and its Climate, Labor, and Workforce Development portfolio. He also oversees the New York City portfolio with a focus on environmental justice groups in the Bronx. Trevor coordinated the development of the foundation’s Investment Policy Statement (IPS), which includes objectives on climate change, environmental justice, racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Trevor serves on the Advisory Board of the Childhood Climate Fund and on the Steering Committee of Building Equity and Alignment for Environmental Justice (BEA). Trevor previously worked as a management consultant at The Bridgespan Group, which advises nonprofits and foundations. Prior to that, Trevor was a strategic foresight professional (professional futurist) at the Institute for Alternative Futures, where he conducted long-term (e.g., 20 year) scenario development and forecasting for government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Trevor’s foresight work focused on climate change, health, and emerging technologies. Trevor is a graduate of Yale School of Management (MBA), Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (Master of Environmental Management), and Harvard College.

Primary Organizational Affiliation: 
NorthLight Foundation

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