James E. Rogers

Co-Founder, Global BrightLight Foundation, Chairman, Retired President and CEO, Duke Energy

With 25 years experience in the utility industry, Jim Rogers¬†recently served¬†as chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy, the largest electric utility holding company in the U.S. Under his leadership, Duke Energy has been recognized as a leader in sustainability – balancing the “triple bottom line” of people, planet and profits. In 2010 and 2011, the company was named to the elite Dow Jones Sustainability World Index; it has been a part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the past six years.

Jim has served in numerous roles in business, advocacy and environmental policy, including as deputy general counsel for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, vice chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, founding chairman of the Institute for Electric Efficiency, and board member of Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.