Julie Frieder



(720) 318-6931


Julie is an entrepreneur, problem solver and one of the first generation of professionals with the word “sustainability” in her official job title.  She has 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors working to design, implement and evaluate sustainability practices using sound science, good policy, robust stakeholder engagement, critical thinking and deep personal belief that what we do matters.  She spent 12 years as a Senior Sustainability Analyst with Calvert Investments leveraging capital markets to drive social and environmental change. Prior to Calvert, she worked with the US Environmental Protection Agency and staffed the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, charged by President Clinton, after the first Earth Summit, to develop a national action strategy for sustainable development. Julie was the inaugural Ian Axford Public Policy Fellow and travelled to New Zealand to help build a dialogue around the most pressing sustainability policy issues. Julie lives with Charlie and Johnny in Boulder, Colorado, where they enjoy the mountains, the trails, clean air and the farmers’ market.  

Julie holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Deaf Education from the University of Rochester; a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Administration from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.