Matt Lappé

Executive Director of Conscience Bay Research

To address the climate crisis, we must build common ground across diverse stakeholder groups, and co-create a
vision of what’s needed for communities and natural systems to thrive.

Matt Lappé has over 20 years of experience advancing climate solutions through work in research, advocacy, and philanthropy. He is the Executive Director of Conscience Bay Research, the philanthropic arm of Conscience Bay Company. Through grant making, research, strategic partnerships, and policy development, Conscience Bay Research focuses on climate solutions in the sectors of real estate, agriculture, and ecological systems.

Before his role at Conscience Bay, Matt served as Senior Climate Strategist for Boulder County, where he was responsible for securing funds and advancing initiatives to reduce the county’s greenhouse gas emissions 90% by 2050. In an earlier chapter, Matt was the Executive Director of Action for the Climate Emergency (ACE), a national nonprofit that built the country’s largest youth climate advocacy network. Matt received BS and MS degrees from Stanford University’s Earth Systems program, and his MBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Earlier in his career, Matt studied paleoclimate and environmental hydrology throughout Patagonia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, and spent two years teaching high school science in rural Northern California. Matt lives in Boulder with his wife, two daughters, and a mini aussie named Willa.


2014: MBA, Leeds School of Business,
University of Colorado Boulder
2003: MS, Earth Systems Program, Stanford University
2001: BS, Earth Systems Program, Stanford University


Board Member: Platform for Agriculture and Climate Transformation (PACT)
Board Member: Leeds MBA Alumni Board
Member: Water Table, The Water Foundation
Member: Colorado River Collaborative
Member: Funders for Regenerative Agriculture (FORA)

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