City of Durham – Office of the City Manager – The Arts, Culture, and Sustainable Communities Division
For 20+ years, MICHAEL MACHARG has embraced breakthrough science and new business models to expand access to clean energy, essential medicines, primary healthcare, and nutritious food globally. Michael co-founded a pioneer in rural solar finance (Simpa Energy), built one of the first investment funds in the international development sector (Mercy Corps’ Social Venture Fund), and helped build the world’s first nonprofit pharmaceutical company (OneWorld Health). Michael holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Duke University.
The City of Durham, North Carolina, is dedicated to reducing climate change impacts through ambitious policy and equitable strategic planning. FUSE Executive Fellow Michael MacHarg will partner with FUSE to help create and implement a strategic plan to equitably electrify the fleet and residents’ vehicles, drastically reducing carbon emissions and improving environmental justice for historically disinvested communities.