Chris is a sustainability consultant and systems thinker with experience in government, inside two Fortune 500 companies, and in the nonprofit sector. She is collaborating with Climate Interactive to grow En-ROADS’ impact and profile in the world of sustainable business.
As Climate Director for the City of Seattle, Chris oversaw the city’s efforts to meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals. Prior to her work in government, she was Director of Energy and Environment at Amazon and Global Director of Energy and Sustainability Strategy at Yahoo!, where she was responsible for corporate environmental activities, including renewable energy procurement and carbon reduction goals. Chris worked at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a Colorado-based “think-and-do tank” led by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins. She has also been a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and a writer/editor for the public radio environmental program “Living on Earth.”
She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Most recently, Chris co-facilitated an En-ROADS workshop with the HSBC team at GreenBiz20, the leading conference for corporate sustainability