Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
Labovitch specializes in fostering strategic partnerships between government, private sector and civil society to address global environmental and development priorities. His expertise includes climate change mitigation and resilience, integrated water resource management, renewable energy and food security. Labovitch is an industry leader in conceptualizing, designing, budgeting and implementing environmentally and socially responsible investments in the water, energy, agriculture, transportation, mining and health sectors.
In his new role at MWH, Labovitch will be responsible for working with donors, multilateral development banks and private clients to help design and implement water and natural resource-focused development programs, community engagement initiatives and corporate sustainability strategies in developing countries. Labovitch will continue his focus on innovative public-private partnerships to help address global development challenges and promote sustainable, resilient, and inclusive economic growth in the world’s emerging economies.
Prior to joining MWH, Labovitch worked for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent U.S. foreign aid agency created by the U.S. Congress in 2004. He held the positions of director of finance, investment and trade, and director of environmental and social performance during his eight years at MCC. In these roles, he oversaw U.S. government grant-financed investment programs designed to reduce poverty and stimulate sustainable economic growth in developing countries. Labovitch has also worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality as a climate adaptation manager. He previously spent 14 years with MWH in strategic planning and consultant positions.
Labovitch earned a master’s degree with honors in international business from the University of Colorado in Denver, Colo., and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of California in Santa Barbara, Calif. He is based in the MWH office in Washington, D.C.