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Tracey Durning

Founder, 49 prince street; Co-founder, Oceans 5, Energy Options Network and Target Zero

Tracey Durning is a social change strategist and entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of <a href="http://49princestreet.com" target="_hplink">49 prince street</a>, which builds and supports organizations, projects and campaigns aimed at large-scale social impact. Under the 49 umbrella, she also works alongside a variety of philanthropists in their areas of interest. <br /> <br /> In marine conservation, she is a Co-founder and board member of <a href="http://oceans5.org" target="_hplink">Oceans 5</a>, an international funders' collaborative committed to protecting the five oceans of the planet. <br /> <br /> In climate change, she is a Co-founder of the <a href="http://primecoalition.org/aligned-intermediary/" target="_hplink">Aligned Intermediary</a>, a new investment intermediary that will identify, screen, and assess high-potential companies and projects for commercial investment that could also produce impactful and profitable solutions to climate change, a Co-founder and board member of <a href="http://www.energyoptionsnetwork.org/" target="_hplink">Energy Options Network</a>, a nonprofit organization created to increase the portfolio of zero-carbon energy options available to accelerate large-scale global energy system de-carbonization, and a Co-founder of the <a href="http://www.electrificationcoalition.org/" target="_hplink">Electrification Coalition</a>, a bipartisan alliance of business leaders committed electric vehicles at mass scale. <br /> <br /> In animal welfare, Tracey Co-founded and is the CEO of <a href="http://www.target-zero.org" target="_hplink">Target Zero</a>, a nonprofit organization that mentors proven best practices to local leaders in cities nationwide to help them get to zero kill of all adoptable shelter animals. <br /> <br /> As a former filmmaker (ie, <a href="http://49princestreet.com/#/projects/freedom-writers" target="_hplink">Freedom Writers</a>), journalist/producer (ABC News, CBS, CNN, MTV) and pr/social media campaign builder, she often integrates storytelling and technology into raising awareness, deepening dialogue and prompting action around complex issues. <br /> <br /> She sits on the board of directors of Oceans 5, Energy Options Network and the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund.