Daniel Litvin is the Founder and Managing Director of Critical Resource, where he oversees the firm’s development, research and client work. He is a leading expert on sustainability and political challenges facing global energy and resource investments. He has been a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he advised the firm’s leadership on “business in society” issues. He is author of ‘Empires of Profit: Commerce, Conquest & Corporate Responsibility’, described by the Financial Times as “thoughtful, intensively researched and deeply impressive”. According to Director magazine, the book “contributes real insights into a difficult board responsibility”. Daniel has been invited to present the results of his research at Harvard, Stanford & London business schools. Separately from his work at Critical Resource, Daniel has also been a senior research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, specialising in the geopolitics of energy.
Prior to his work at McKinsey, Daniel was policy advisor to Rio Tinto plc, the global mining company, where he worked with senior management on human rights & other sustainability topics. He started his career at The Economist, where he worked as the magazine’s environment and resources correspondent. In 1998, he was joint winner of the Wincott Award for young financial journalist of the year. His writing was also shortlisted for the Greenpeace award for best business coverage and the World Bank award for the ethics of international business. He has an MSc with distinction in anthropology and development from the London School of Economics, and a 1st class BA in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford.