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Our Team

Kyla Aiuto

Scope 2 Manager, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Working with the secretariat team from WRI and WBCSD, Kyla supports the research and stakeholder process to revise the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.

Prior to joining WRI, Kyla worked with the Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) and Clean Energy Buyers Institute (CEBI) to support the Next Generation Carbon-Free Electricity Procurement Initiative, a philanthropic research initiative convening market system stakeholders, including institutional energy customers, energy attribute certificate registries and issuing bodies, leadership recognition and goal-setting organizations, and greenhouse gas accounting standards bodies, to investigate the various market system updates needed to enable a broader range of clean electricity procurement options that optimize the systemic decarbonization impact of energy buyers’ procurement decisions.

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Pankaj Bhatia

Global Director, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute 

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Pankaj Bhatia is the Director of GHG Protocol. Pankaj is one of the leading experts and authority on the GHG Protocol standards and tools, particularly in the areas of corporate, scope 3, mitigation action and city accounting.

He launched and led the three-year global process that involved more than 2,300 stakeholders to develop the new GHG Protocol Scope 3 and Product Standard released in October 2011. He led GHG Protocol teams to develop new global standards for mitigation goals, policies and actions, the agriculture sector and cities, and to implement new GHG programs in key major economies including China, India and Brazil.

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Alejandra Bosch

Land Sector Associate, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Alejandra Bosch is a Land Sector Associate for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. She supports the development and implementation of the GHG Protocol Land Sector and Removals Guidance, by coordinating the process with stakeholders and developing trainings, tools and resources to support inventory accounting. She has previous experience in developing the forest and trees sector of the GHG inventory for cities in Latin America, as well as strengthening Green Infrastructure, Natural Capital, Biodiversity and Urban Development projects and strategies for Latin American cities and countries. 

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David Burns

Senior Associate, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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David is a Senior Associate with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, focused on strategy development and external stakeholder engagement. He also serves as WRI’s Natural Climate Solutions Policy Lead. Based in the Climate Program but working closely with experts across the organization, he supports WRI’s engagement with key stakeholders and initiatives working on Nature-based Solutions and carbon markets, guides relevant research, and coordinates communications on the use of nature to enhance climate ambition.

Prior to joining WRI, David served as a Senior Manager with the National Wildlife Federation, where his work centered on eliminating deforestation and human rights abuses from the production of globally traded agricultural commodities like palm oil, soy, and cattle products.

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Keil Corey

Technical Support and Training Lead, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Keil Corey is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol  Technical Support and Training Lead. In this role, he helps companies and organizations worldwide develop greenhouse gas inventories following Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards to measure and reduce their emissions.

Prior to joining WRI, Keil worked as a consultant helping companies measure and report their carbon footprint, led ESG research and analysis, and is a founding member and advisor for a Vermont-based pre-professional soccer club whose mission is to advance environmental justice through soccer and in the local community.

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Michael Doust

Director, Urban Efficiency & Climate, Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, World Resources Institute

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Michael Doust is Director of Urban Efficiency & Climate for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and leads GHG Protocol’s work on the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GPC). In his role with the Ross Center, Doust leads global programming on inclusive and integrated climate, clean air and energy planning. As a core member of the Cities Executive Team, he also helps guide the overall strategy of the program.

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Elliott Engelmann

Scope 2 Manager, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Elliott is a Scope 2 Manager, supporting the process to revise and update the Scope 2 Guidance. Elliott is a sustainability professional and greenhouse gas accounting expert with a decade of experience in the field. Prior to joining WRI, Elliott was an Associate Director at Anthesis Group where he helped corporates conduct greenhouse gas inventories, set Science Based Targets, procure renewable energy, and implement emission reduction strategies. 

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Wee Kean Fong

Director, Asia-Pacific Engagement & Director, National and Subnational Standards, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Dr. Wee Kean Fong is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Director, Asia-Pacific Engagement and GHG Protocol Director, National and Subnational Standards. Dr. Fong leads GHG Protocol’s government sector work, including greenhouse gas accounting for cities and countries. 

Prior to the current role, Dr. Fong served as the Deputy China Country Director of World Resources Institute (WRI) from 2018 to 2023. While overseeing WRI China’s programs and core functions, he was managing the Climate and Energy works in the country. Some of his recent works in China include deep decarbonization analyses at both national and subnational levels (provinces and cities) and corporate supply chain decarbonization. 

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Claudia Fonseca

Project Coordinator, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Claudia is a Project Coordinator for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol in WRI’s Climate Program. She works to provide key support to the GHG Protocol Director and Project Managers, as well as assist with financial and administrative program operations. Prior to joining WRI, Claudia worked as a customer service specialist, floral designer, and executive assistant. She held staff positions at J. Morris Flowers, a boutique floral shop and full-service wedding design studio and Capital City Church, a non-denominational ministry.

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Alexander Frantzen

Scope 3 Senior Associate, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute 

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Alexander is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 3 Senior Associate in the Climate Program at World Resources Institute. He serves as the Scope 3 technical expert to (i) develop updates and additional guidance, (ii) oversee and maintain tools, data, and resources to help companies implement Scope 3 accounting, and (iii) provide outreach, technical support, and training resources to promote the market adoption and effective use of the GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard.

Prior to joining WRI, Alexander was the Founder/CEO of Carbon Calories Inc., performing enterprise-level and product-level greenhouse gas accounting and reporting for small-to-medium-sized businesses.

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Chelsea Gillis

Senior Associate Scope 2, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Business Council for Sustainable Development 

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Chelsea Gillis is a Senior Associate Scope 2 at WBCSD, supporting the research and stakeholder process to revise and update the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.

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Alexander Hoppe

e-Learning Specialist, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Alex Hoppe is the eLearning Specialist with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, working to administer online learning content on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol to learners across the globe.

Prior to joining WRI, Alex worked as the eLearning Design manager at HealthHIV. He developed asynchronous courses for public health officials and healthcare providers across the nation. Alex holds a MA in Instructional Technology from UNC-Chapel Hill despite being a lifetime NC State fan and an NC State alum (BS in Science Education).

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Sarah Huckins

Communications Manager, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Sarah Huckins is a Communications Manager in the Climate Program. Sarah works on WRI’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol and executes impactful communication strategies to help companies and organizations worldwide measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions. Sarah has spent her career working on environmental issues across sectors, with experience at US Water Alliance, EcoPeace Middle East, and Patagonia. Sarah holds an M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University and a B.A. in International Relations from Connecticut College.

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Iain Hunt

Senior Associate, Corporate Standard, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Iain Hunt manages the process to revise and develop additional guidance for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard as part of the World Resources Institute's Climate Program.

Prior to joining WRI, Iain worked as an educator, researcher and program manager for Villanova University's Sustainable Engineering Program. As part of his role, Iain led industry-sponsored project collaborations, advising teams of graduate students in supporting partner organizations' GHG management and reporting programs. Iain also developed a new graduate course in GHG accounting and the application of GHG Protocol Standards, a course he continues to teach in an adjunct professor role.

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Oliver James

Land Sector Associate, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Oliver James is a Land Sector Associate with WRI's GHG Protocol team. He works to inform and support the multi-stakeholder, standard-setting process for accounting and reporting of GHG emissions and removals from land-based activities.

Prior to joining WRI, Oliver worked as a researcher at the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) at Princeton University and the California Strategic Growth Council in the Governor's Office of California. He holds a M.S. from the Energy & Resources Group and an MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Zhaoqianyi Ji

Research Analyst, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Zhaoqianyi (Zhao) Ji is a research analyst with Greenhouse Gas Protocol at WRI. In this role, he provides technical support to users of Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards and guidance and supports the delivery of Greenhouse Gas Protocol technical support services.

Prior to joining WRI, Zhao worked as a sustainability consultant helping companies worldwide conduct greenhouse gas inventory. He also interned as a sustainability analyst for The Beck Group, focusing on ESG analysis, policy writing and green building certifications. During his graduate study, he worked with LIMES Renewable Energy to deliver sustainable energy in the Midwest and worked with City of Ann Arbor to build an equitable and resilient circular economy in Ann Arbor.

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Ashley Junger

Communications Specialist, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Ashley Junger is a Communications Specialist, working on WRI’s Ashley JungerGreenhouse Gas Protocol. She works to support the communication of main milestones in GHG Protocol’s standards update process through digital marketing and team member coordination. Prior to joining WRI, Ashley worked as a Grants & Multimedia Manager for the environmental non-profit Earthwatch Institute and as a Managing Editor for the radio show Possibly.

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Kevin Kurkul

Research Associate, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Kevin Kurkul is the Data Lead for Climate Action & Data for WRI United States. He supports WRI United States’ work with the Global Covenant of Mayors, leading efforts to develop city-level inventory data for an online portal.

Before joining WRI, Kevin worked on GHG mitigation and sustainability projects at ICF. He developed the CLEER Tool and Protocol, an online data tool and GHG accounting protocol to help the U.S. Agency for International Development estimate the GHG impacts of their clean energy support around the world. He also contributed to the development of the U.S. national GHG inventory for the EPA.

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Michael Macrae

Senior Manager, Scope 2, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Michael is a Senior Manager, Scope 2 with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Working with the secretariat team from WRI and WBCSD, Michael leads the stakeholder process to define the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance revision objectives and strategies as well as the overall development revised Scope 2 Guidance.

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Fui Yee Ng

Associate, Stakeholder Engagement & Project Coordinator,  World Business Council for Sustainable Development 

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Fui Yee Ng is a Stakeholder Engagement and Project Coordinator for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – Standards Support Team in collaboration with WRI and WBCSD. She supports the team with the new standards update process and is actively engaging and managing multiple key stakeholder groups both internal and external across the workstreams.

She has worked across a range of public and private sector organizations with varying levels of compliance and regulations from international education, healthcare, law, housing and the local government. 

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Christine Pascual

Learning Program Lead, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Christine Pascual is a Learning Program Lead in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol program. She manages the eLearning program of the GHG Protocol and ensures a positive learning experience for organizations and individuals.

Before joining WRI, Christine worked as a learning consultant and designer in various industries including higher education, biotechnology, and software. She specializes in assessing learning needs, designing learning programs, and evaluating program success.

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Matt Ramlow

Senior Associate III, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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Matt is a Senior Associate in WRI’s Climate program. He supports the Greenhouse Gas Protocol team in developing guidance for quantifying greenhouse gas emissions and carbon removals from land use, land use change and forestry, bioenergy and carbon capture and storage.

Prior to joining WRI in 2019, Matt led capacity-building workshops supporting national greenhouse gas inventories in Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Guyana with the Coalition for Rainforest Nations. He also served as a program officer with Verra, reviewing methodologies and project documentation for international voluntary carbon markets.

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David Rich

Deputy Director, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, World Resources Institute

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David Rich is a Deputy Director in the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute. He focuses on greenhouse gas emissions measurement and reporting, including developing Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards for climate change policies, mitigation goals, corporate value chain (scope 3) emissions, and guidance for NDC accounting, sustainable development impact assessment, and mandatory GHG reporting.

Prior to joining WRI, David worked at Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) where he worked on the development of the Climate Registry and state GHG emissions inventories.

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Amir Safaei

Manager of Climate Taxonomy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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Amir Safaei is the manager of Climate Taxonomy in the Climate and Energy team at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). His expertise lies in life cycle assessment methodology and climate taxonomy, and their application to products, services and organizations. Amir is a part of secretariat of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, currently developing the new Guidance on Carbon removals and Land sector. He also leads the methodology working group of WBCSD Value Chain Carbon Transparency Partnership.

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David Short

Senior Manager, Market-based Accounting, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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David is Senior David Short HeadshotManager, Market-based Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Protocol at WBCSD. Having joined in October 2023, David leads the market-based accounting workstream contributing to standards and engagement at Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

David has dedicated his career to sustainable business, particularly value chains, with nearly 20 years of experience across standards, consultancy, trade, and impact investment. 

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Richard Waite

Senior Research Associate, Food Program, World Resources Institute

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Rich is a Senior Research Associate in WRI's Food Program. He is an author of the World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future, which focuses on solutions to feed 10 billion people by 2050, including boosting agricultural productivity, reducing food loss and waste, shifting toward plant-rich diets, and protecting and restoring forests and other natural ecosystems.

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Bryanna West

Administrative Specialist, GHG Protocol, World Resources Institute

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As an Administrative Specialist for the GHG Protocol team, Bryanna West provides executive support to the GHG Protocol Director and operational support across project areas. Bryanna holds a M.A. in International Relations with a focus on Development and Peacebuilding from the University of Birmingham, as well as a B.A. in Political Science with a focus on International Development from Portland State University. Bryanna's passion lies at the intersection of climate and conflict issues. 

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