Troy Davis, born in Strasbourg, Alsace, France, did an International Baccalaureate in Washington, D.C., and studied Physics, Evolutionary Biology and Anthropology at Harvard University. His first career centered around environmental management (EM) and the second one around citizenship and democracy.
He worked for many years in the field of environmental management, working with governments and international organisations (ISO, OECD, UN...). He was environmental management consultant for UN agencies (UNIDO, UNCTAD), the Chinese government, the Canadian National Rountable for Environment and Economy, and represented world business to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development for the first 3 years of its existence. He has spoken on environmental sustainability issues at the OECD, UNEP, UNDP, the World Bank, GTZ, CDG, DBU, US AID, Generalitat de Catalunya, ICC, REC, AIESEC etc. He was one of the instigators of international environmental management standards (ISO 14000 series) and participated for 5 years in the standards-creating work of ISO/TC 207. He convened and organized the first International Industry Conference for Sustainable Development (Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro 1992) and invented the Industry 21 concept. He was co-founder and the first Executive Director (for 7 years) of the International Network for Environmental Management, founding member of the European Business Council for Sustainable Energy Future, and has been on the board of ECO-Conseil, the European Institute of Environmental Counselling most of the last 15 years. He is also co-founder of the Costa Rica Center for Democracy and Development.
He is the inventor of the concept of peaceful "democracy engineering", and created the first commercial democracy consulting company in 2004. To train more democracy engineers, he is planning to open the world's first School of Democracy in Strasbourg. Since 1999, he is the President of the World Citizen Foundation, and launched the Campaign for World Democracy in the Hague. He was on the Steering Committee and the Planning Advisory Council of the Millennium NGO Forum; and was Thematic Convenor of "Citizenship and Governance: from local to global democracy?". He co-founded and was on the Steering Committee of the Millennium People's Assembly Network. In 2000, he co-founded with Olivier Giscard d'Estaing the Action Committee for a World Parliament. He is former Member of the Federal Board of European Federalist Union and of the World Federalist Association (USA). He is cofounder of the Strasbourg Chapter of the Union of European Federalists.
He advised Paul Rayault, founder of the Student World Assembly, organised two Global Dialogues on Global Governance, is a board member of the American Movement for World Government, and Fellow of the World Federalist Institute.
He has written Appel à une Démocratie Mondiale (Desclée de Brouwer, Paris, 1998), and A favor de una Democracia Mundial (Edicion Bellaterra, Barcelona, 1999) and has been published by Ashgate Publishing (UK) and many publications.
Troy is a student of Sanskrit and was elected in 2013 to the board of the International Association for Comparative Mythology (Harvard University), and manages the Global Mythology Database project. He is founder and secretary general of the associations For European democracy (Strasbourg and Brussels).
He has taught democracy engineering in France and Germany, at Science Po Strasbourg, at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes, in a special Ethics Masters and at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany.
He coaches individuals and advises multinationals about corporate citizenship, corporate myths and rituals.
Current as of October 2013