About Us

The Regenerative Crisis Response Committee (RCRC) was a body of leading experts in economics, law, and public policy working to guide policymakers to a more sustainable future. The mandate of the RCRC was to identify, compare, and recommend changes in fiscal, monetary, and financial regulatory policies that were likely to enable the United States to achieve net carbon neutrality before 2050. This diverse and unified committee told stories, produced and presented papers, crafted media messaging, and put forth recommendations to address the climate crisis through innovative policy solutions.

*The RCRC is not currently active, and may only be brought together on an ad-hoc basis in the future


Meet the Committee

Renee Jones
Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance.
Member of the American Law Institute and has served as Co-Chair of the Securities Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute in Washington
Author - Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption/dd>
Sarah Bloom Raskin
Former Federal Reserve Governor
Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
Former Commissioner of Financial Regulation for the State of Maryland
Former counsel to the US Senate Banking Committee
Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University
Lawrence Baxter
Educated in South Africa and England as a lawyer
Practiced as an attorney, member of the NC State Bar and the bar of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
PhD in Regulation In the US since 1985
Tenured faculty at Duke
Gina-Gail Fletcher
Professor of Law at Duke Law
Taught securities regulation, financial regulation, and corporate governance courses over the past 8 years
Practiced at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP prior to academia
Megan Greene
Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, writing a book on income and wealth inequality and in doing so spending a lot of time looking into how to upgrade jobs and create “good” (high hour, high wage) ones. Infrastructure for sustainability is a no brainer!
Stephanie Kelton
Former Chief Economist on the US Senate Budget Committee
Senior Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns
Senior Fellow at Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis
Professor of Economic Policy at Stony Brook University
Joseph Stiglitz
Co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD
Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute
Former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank
Adam Tooze
In 2019, Foreign Policy Magazine named Adam one of the top Global Thinkers of the decade