Edward Norton is an actor, a film-maker, a social activist and a committed environmentalist.
As well as an illustrious film career, Edward serves on the board of numerous not for profit organisations, which include among others: The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, a community conservation effort working with the Maasai people of Kenya to preserve their eco-system and create sustainable benefits for local people; Enterprise Community Partners, which works to move families in the US up and out of poverty and transform low-income communities through the development of decent affordable housing and social service networks; the National Conservation Lands Foundation whose mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands in the US through education, advocacy and partnerships.
He is the Co-Founder of Crowdrise, a social networking community for volunteers and a micro-donations fundraising platform.
Edward is also Chairman of Baswood Inc. which provides environmentally responsible, lower cost alternatives for biosolids reduction and wastewater treatment to municipal and industrial clients.
In July 2010, Norton was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.