Nils Moe


Nils Moe is the Managing Director of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), overseeing the day-to-day operations of this rapidly evolving North American network of more than 130 municipal sustainability directors representing more than 60 million people. USDN fosters collaboration on local innovations for sustainability and supports its members, who are on the front lines of addressing the issues surrounding climate change. Previously, Nils was the Mayor’s Senior Aide and Sustainability Advisor for the City of Berkeley, CA. In this role, he helped to implement Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan, and worked with the community to reduce their GHG emissions and become a more resilient city. Nils was one of the founding team members responsible for creating Berkeley’s innovative solar financing program, which has since become a national model of renewable energy financing (PACE). For 13 years, Nils worked as a professor of Organizational Psychology at San Francisco State University. Currently, he is the Fred Gellert Family Foundation Faculty member at Presidio Graduate School, where he teaches sustainable management in the MPA and MBA residency programs. He also co–founded two values-driven non–profits — Pinch Me Films and Senior Surf. In the past, he has worked in the private sector as a management consultant specializing in program evaluation of non-profits and 360–degree feedback for Fortune 100 companies (including the Home Depot, the Federal Reserve Bank, and United Airlines).