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Cynthia Cummis

Deputy Director, GHG Protocol

Cynthia Cummis is the Deputy Director of GHG Protocol within WRIs Climate Program. In this role she manages GHG Protocols corporate GHG accounting work as well as other climate mitigation efforts with the private sector including 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 U.S. EPAs Climate Leaders Program, a voluntary program that partnered with businesses to develop corporate-wide greenhouse gas inventories and reduction goals. For more than 5 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 a MPA in environmental policy from Columbia University in New York City and a B.S. from Cornell University in Ithaca N.Y.