Cynthia Cummis, Manager of GHG Protocol Product and Value Chain Initiative; World Resources Institute
Cynthia Cummis manages the World Resources Institute's GHG Protocol's Product and Value Chain Initiative. In this role she managed the development of the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Life-Cycle Standards and now focuses on their wide adoption. She is a well-known expert in GHG accounting and brings more than 15 years of experience working on the issue of global climate change.
Prior to joining WRI, Ms. Cummis 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. She was the founding Director of the U.S. EPA's Climate Leaders Program, a voluntary program that partnered with businesses to develop corporate-wide greenhouse gas 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.
Ms. Cummis holds a MPA in environmental policy from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.