Senior Program Manager, Economic Policy Program, Friends of the Earth
Doug Norlen is an international expert in the reform of multilateral trade and finance institutions, export credit agencies, and private banks. He was instrumental in successful efforts to achieve improvements in U.S. bilateral financing policies, starting with reforms at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) announced in 1997 by President Clinton. More recently, his efforts helped establish and implement climate change and accountability reforms at OPIC and the U.S. Export-Import Bank. He is also a leader in international NGO efforts to reform export credit agencies. His work has helped lead these agencies to adopt environmental and social policies that since 2002 have been applied to over $130 billion in environmentally risky projects worldwide. Doug also spearheads Pacific Environment's efforts to pressure banks to withdraw or condition billions of dollars in funding for high profile coal, oil and gas projects, and to persuade public finance institutions to phase out financing for coal and other fossil fuel projects. Doug received a master's degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon.