Ron Benioff is the Director of Multilateral Programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In this capacity, he serves as Director of the Green Growth Best Practices Initiative (GGBP), where he leads the engagement of over 75 authors around the world in evaluation of effective practices with green growth analysis, planning, and implementation. Ron also serves as Director of the LEDS Global Partnership through which he coordinates activities of the partnership across the regional platforms, topical working groups, and more than 120 member institutions. Ron also manages NREL's work as operating agent for the Clean Energy Solutions Center, a Clean Energy Ministerial and UN-Energy Initiative that provides clean energy policy resources, expert advice, and training to countries around the world. In addition, he manages NREL’s work to build the knowledge management system and design energy services together with UNEP for the Climate Technology Center and Network. Prior to joining NREL in 1997, he worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 11 years on climate change and waste management issues.