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David Livingston

  • Innovation & Sustainability Practitioner in Residence at USC

David Livingston currently serves as the inaugural Innovation & Sustainability Practitioner in Residence at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. He also serves in an advisory capacity to several leading organizations, including on the Sustainability Advisory Council of Novo Nordisk, Europe's largest publicly listed company.

Before coming to USC, Livingston served as senior advisor and managing director for energy in the office of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry. During his time in the Biden administration, he was instrumental in the creation of several flagship public-private partnerships focused on cleantech and innovation, including the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C) and the First Movers Coalition (FMC).

Prior to joining government, Mr. Livingston previously worked at the Eurasia Group, a consultancy, focusing on energy, climate, trade and technology issues, and as a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council. He has also served as a Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as the inaugural Robert S. Strauss Fellow for Geoeconomics at the Office of the US Trade Representative during the Obama administration. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of Oxford and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

David Livingston