Cho named "First Mover"

Aspen Institute Press Release

The Aspen Institute Business and Society program announced the third class of First Mover Fellows, individuals who are working within companies to unite business growth with a sustainable society in the products and services they are developing. The Fellows chosen this year come from a wide variety of industries and a number of countries.

Read about Aspen Institute's "First Movers".

Albert Cho, Director of Strategy for Public Sector in the Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems. Albert works with partner organizations to develop innovative pilots and prototypes that could yield new markets for information technology in the 3 to 5 year time frame. Current projects include building a near-real time system for detecting deforestation, developing a vision for shared oceanic data collection and analysis, and helping cities make use of real-time energy consumption data to accelerate conservation. Before joining Cisco, Albert was an Engagement Manager and Strategy Fellow at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. At McKinsey, he helped to launch the Firm’s Climate Change Special Initiative and led engagements related to energy, environment and climate change for clients in the aerospace, defense, industrial, and financial sectors as well as national and international public sector agencies. Prior to McKinsey, Albert worked with Professor Jeffrey Sachs at the United Nations Development Program on developing a business plan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Albert received an A.B. in Social Studies, summa cum laude from Harvard College, and masters’ degrees in development economics and business administration from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and served on the University’s environmental policy committee. He currently advises a number of environmental organizations, including the World Resources Institute, Forest Trends, and the Green Belt Movement, on strategy and corporate engagement, and serves on the board of the Telluride Association, an educational non-profit organization.