Hanne Grantham is presently co-chair of the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, which she co-founded in 1996.
She is on the advisory boards of various organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, Oxfam America and is on the joint Imperial College/London School of Economics Climate Committee Advisory Board. She also serves as trustee for the Textile Museum in DC and The Friends of the Public Garden, Boston.
A native of Germany, Grantham received her BA and MA from Brandeis University, and has been teaching German language and literature at various levels. She lives in Boston with her husband, Jeremy, and they have three grown children.