Jim is the Founder and Executive Director of Basel Action Network (BAN). As an activist for over 30 years, his work on toxic waste and its trade has helped control pollution, safeguard communities and fragile ecosystems, protect the world’s poorest laborers from health hazards, while working to ensure reuse of the Earth’s limited resources. He has been a chief proponent of global environmental justice and an ethical circular economy within the United Nations Basel Convention since its adoption in 1989. He has overseen creation of the e-Stewards Certification Program, which certifies electronics recyclers to an industry gold standard for environmental and occupational health and safety protection. Prior to establishing BAN, Jim was the International Toxics Director for Greenpeace International. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Filmmaking from the University of Oregon.