NAEM Impact 19 - Sustainability From Aspiration to Operation Conference

Cynthia Cummis, Director, Private Sector Climate Mitigation; The World Resources Institute (WRI)


Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation; The World Resources Institute (WRI)

Cynthia Cummis is the Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation in WRI's Business Center. In this role, she manages various projects working with businesses to reduce GHG emissions, including GHG Protocol's suite of corporate GHG accounting and reporting standards, the Science-Based Targets Initiative and the Portfolio Carbon Initiative. Ms. Cummis is a well-known expert in GHG accounting and brings more than 18 years of experience working on the issue of global climate change.


Prior to WRI, Cynthia was the Director of Carbon Management at Clear Carbon Consulting, where she managed carbon quantification and management projects for multiple Fortune 500 clients as well as large public institutions. Ms. Cummis was the Founding Director of the U.S. EPA’s Climate Leaders Program, a voluntary program that partnered with businesses to develop corporate-wide GHG inventories and reduction goals. For more than five years, she led the design and implementation of the program and oversaw the growth of the program to more than 90 corporate partners. Cynthia holds an M.P.A. in environmental policy from Columbia University in New York City and a B.S. from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

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