Our purpose is to improve the value of data as a tool for promoting sustainable development and addressing the climate crisis.
Dual Citizen was founded in 2010 amidst a global economy in turmoil. Besides the financial crisis, global stakeholders were beginning to realize the system-wide risks posed by climate change, and the complexity of policy frameworks, investment, innovation, and social change required to address it. It was clear that climate change, sustainable development, and the green economy emerging around it would become central to the global economy in the coming decades.
Against this backdrop, we published the first Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI) in 2010. At the time, it was a limited but impactful effort: it only covered 27 countries and only measured how experts “perceived” these nations as actors in the green economy. From that point until today, the GGEI, our consulting, and thought-leadership around it have grown enormously. And our client engagements have consistently been fascinating, working with a diverse range of partners in government, international organizations, the private sector and recently, ESG asset managers.
We designed this website to present more detail on how we deliver this purpose in practice. Explore how we bring unique people (see below) and perspectives to our work through our founder and strategic advisor network; how we work with clients and partners on consulting engagements; why we publish the Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI) and the distinctive value it brings to the topic; how we approach understanding linkages between carbon emission reductions and the broader economy; and speaking engagements around the world sharing this knowledge with our partners.
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Jeremy Tamanini is the founder and lead consultant at Dual Citizen. Since founding the practice, he has worked in over 30 countries on engagements linking data analytics, green growth and sustainable development. He created the Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI), now the leading measure of national green performance covering 160 markets and utilized by policymakers, ESG investors, and academics worldwide.
Jeremy started his career in the private sector at an Internet start-up and then as Director of Marketing at Armani Group. His passion for global policy and development issues led to a Fulbright fellowship to conduct a project in the United Arab Emirates. His research there explored the interaction of place branding and economic development in Dubai through engaging with local government officials, while based in Dubai Media City.
Dual Citizen works with clients including government agencies, NGOs, international organizations and private firms. Recent clients include the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), UNDP Accelerator Labs, Institut de la Francophonie pour le Devéloppement Durable (IFDD), World Bank (Trade & Competitiveness Unit), Green Growth Knowledge Platform (UN Environment), U.S. Department of State (USAID), International Finance Corporation (Doing Business, Global Indicators Group), the Middle East Policy Council, The Conference Board of Canada, Yale University (School of Forestry & Environmental Studies), government of Denmark (State of Green), and the government of Italy (Fondazione per lo sviluppo sostenibile, Stati Generali della Green Economy).
Jeremy is a graduate with distinction from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service with a Master’s degree in Foreign Policy and an Honor’s certificate in International Business Diplomacy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Economics from Columbia University. Learn more about Jeremy’s background here or contact him here.
Dr. Andrea Bassi is the founder and CEO of KnowlEdge Srl (Italy) and an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). Andrea is a project leader and researcher, applying modeling and research techniques that focus on systemic analysis. He has supported more than 30 governments & several international organizations primarily on green economy strategies & scenarios, climate mitigation & adaptation and sustainable development. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in System Dynamics (University of Bergen, Norway) and a M.Sc. in Business and Economics (LIUC, Italy). Andrea is the author (with Gilbert Probst) of Tackling Complexity, A Systemic Approach for Decision Makers. Andrea led a strategic review of the Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI), evaluating its market positioning, methodology, data references and measurement approach. Learn more about Andrea’s professional background here.
Karuna Ramakrishnan currently works as a Public Policy Manager at Facebook in Washington DC. Prior to this, she worked for nearly a decade at the World Bank in Washington DC and Singapore, serving clients in East Asia, Africa and South Asia, in countries as diverse as Afghanistan and Myanmar to Malaysia and Singapore. Prior to joining the World Bank, Karuna worked at consulting firms such as IHS Markit, and Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg on trade policy. In India, she produced CNBC’s prime time news programming, and started a social enterprise which produced organic fertilizer to pay for the upkeep of an animal shelter. Karuna has an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a certificate in Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Learn more about Karuna’s professional background here.
Marcus Andersson is a strategy and communications adviser, writer and entrepreneur. He is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Future Place Leadership, a leading Scandinavian consultancy specializing in the attractiveness, branding and innovation of places. Marcus has worked for several international organizations – including the European Commission and the Swedish Government – on communications and project management in policy areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, green growth and sustainable development, as well as marketing. He holds an M.A. in Political Science (Uppsala University) and an MSc. in Marketing, Business and Economics (Stockholm University, School of Business). He is also a trained intelligence analyst and has worked as a case officer for the Swedish Security Service. He has published a range of papers, articles, reports and handbooks on topics such as talent attraction, cluster development, supranational place branding and investment promotion. Dual Citizen supported Marcus’ client work on the Strategic Global Marketing of Nordic Cleantech Clusters & Competencies and producing a case study on talent attraction and retention in Austin, Texas. Contact Marcus here.
Steve Hamilton is a Senior Manager at Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP in the Emerging Markets Practice based in Washington, DC. Steve has more than 10 years of experience providing market, economic, strategic planning, and transactions support for large-scale economic development and infrastructure projects worldwide, including Special Economic Zones, ports, airports, and new city developments. He has worked in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America for multilateral development banks, private real estate developers/operators, and government clients. Steve is focused on developing and deploying new evidence-based solutions that support informed decision making by city leaders, citizens, and stakeholders around economic and social development opportunities and challenges. These solutions employ data analytics and new media tools that enable greater citizen participation in strategic planning. Prior to joining Deloitte, Steve was a Project Manager at AECOM, a leading global Fortune 500 design, planning, and engineering company. Steve received his MA from Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Foreign Service and his BA from the University of Virginia. Learn more about Steve’s professional background here and contact Steve here.
The Dual Citizen practice revolves around data analytics and promoting sustainable development for a diverse range of stakeholders and geographic contexts. Through consulting assignments, proprietary research and global engagement, we partner with clients to apply expertise in these areas to reorient and accelerate their companies, organizations and institutions on greener growth pathways.
Our flagship knowledge product, the Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI) provides a baseline for understanding national performance in the green economy, how it is judged by global practitioners, and how data and communications can help leaders improve on these results. But in many cases, the GGEI is also an entry point to more tailored consulting engagements, designed to look deeper at issues touched upon in the GGEI, but requiring further geographic localization, market sensitivity, or sectoral specificity. Some examples of customized consulting offerings that can complement a Subscription to the GGEI.
In the age of “big data,” we have ample information at our fingertips. But, often we lack the analytical expertise to synthesize them into a framework that is useful. Given our experience creating the GGEI and advising other organizations on index development, we help clients create bespoke sustainability measurement frameworks. These engagements help clients to define the key topics driving their sustainability strategy, locate the right data sets to measure them, and integrate them into an appropriate measurement framework for the desired target audience. In addition to supporting clients on the structure and methodology, we can also advise on data selection and strategies for addressing the ever-present challenge of missing data or lack of availability.
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