Gavin Power Chief of Sustainable Development and International Affairs Share Add Download Print Mr. Power is an executive vice president and chief of sustainable development and international affairs. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, Mr. Power was the deputy executive director of the United Nations Global Compact, the platform used to advance sustainability and responsible investment in more than 160 countries. There he advised U.N. secretaries-general and oversaw sustainability initiatives with the private sector in both developed and emerging markets. He was also a co-founder of the Principles for Responsible Investment, directly supporting the U.N. secretary-general in their development and launch in 2006. Mr. Power also led government affairs for the U.N. Global Compact, interacting at ambassadorial and ministerial levels. In addition to his U.N. work, Mr. Power held senior positions at Ketchum and Levi Strauss and worked as a financial journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle. He holds a degree in economics from the University of California, as well as U.N. accreditation in leadership and ethics, human rights, and security in the field.