Alexandra McPherson

Director of the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN)

Clean Production Action

Change Chemistry Member

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Professional Bio

Alexandra McPherson is director of the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) for Clean Production Action (CPA)—an environmental solutions-based nonprofit. Through IEHN, Alexandra provides expertise, guidance, and counsel to investors on engagement strategies that positively impact corporate behavior on chemical footprinting, more sustainable and safer chemistry innovations and environmental justice.

Alexandra leverages her deep competency in communications and partnership development to build multistakeholder initiatives that motivate change and investment in environmental solutions critical to chemical pollution, biodiversity loss, and climate change. Her work includes convening global leaders from finance, industry, environmental advocacy, and government to influence timebound targets in innovative platforms such as the United Nation’s Global Framework on Chemicals: For a Planet Free of Harm from Chemicals and Waste. Ms. McPherson’s partnership work with academia has resulted in the Collaborative for the Regenerative Economy (CoRE) with the University at Buffalo's Materials Design and Innovation Department and Transition Finance for Sustainable Chemicals and Materials with the Sustainable Chemistry Catalyst at University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Alexandra co-founded Clean Production Action and is a principal of Niagara Share LLC. She is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Business LEAD Executive Education program and obtained her undergraduate degree in Communications at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). She serves on the board of Clean + Healthy NY, UNH’s Sustainability Advisory Board and Change Chemistry’s Member Advisory Committee.

She loves travel, exploring the wilderness on foot or on horse with her husband, almost adult children, and dogs, as well as diving into culinary creations for family and friends and stewarding gardens, forests and fields of her family’s farm in Western New York.


Parent: Clean Production Action

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