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This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event.

When: Thu, Sep 15, 2016
12:00 PM
Where: Deloitte LLP
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 530
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States

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WCEE Lunch & Learn Series presents

Greenhouse Gas Protocol


How Greenhouse Gas Protocol drives gas emissions reductions in organizations and intends to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius?


~ featuring ~


Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation at World Resources Institute’s Business Center, WRI


Mary Sotos, Associate, Global Energy Program, WRI


The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol sets the global standard for how to measure, manage, and report greenhouse gas emissions. Since its launching in 2001, more than 1000 organizations and governments have joined this initiative to be more efficient and resilient while benefitting the environment through climate change strategies.


The 2010 GHG Workforce Survey reported that GHG Protocol is the second most important climate program after Kyoto Protocol in the successful measurement and management of climate change.


In this seminar, attendees will learn about:

- how the GHG Protocol is used as a decision-making tool when setting corporate sustainability targets and strategies,

- how corporate renewable energy purchasing can help reduce emissions

- how WRI as an organization seeks to influence and support corporate action


Please join us as our panelists share their experiences and insights into corporate sustainability trends.


Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Venue: Deloitte LLP, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20004

Cost: $0 (WCEE members); $15 (non-WCEE members).

Nearest Metro station: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow lines)

Contact: Cecilia Maggi (


This is a Lunch & Learn event; please feel free to bring your own lunch.


WCEE is grateful to


Deloitte LLP

for use of its conference facilities.



About our speakers


Cynthia Cummins

Cynthia Cummis is the Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation in WRI's Business Center. Prior to that she served as Deputy Director of GHG Protocol within WRI’s Climate Program. In this role she managed GHG Protocol’s 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 projects for multiple Fortune 500 clients as well as large public institutions.  In addition, she was the Founding Director of U.S. EPA’s Climate Leaders Program, a voluntary program that partnered with businesses to develop corporate-wide greenhouse gas inventories and reduction goals.


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.



Mary Elizabeth Sotos

Mary Sotos is an Associate in the Energy program, where she supports Charge, WRI’s global renewable energy initiative. She provides carbon accounting insight and policy analysis towards the goal of identifying and accelerating collaborative purchasing models between utilities and corporate customers. While at WRI, she led the multi-stakeholder development process and authorship of the Scope 2 Guidance update to the Corporate Standard, clarifying how companies account for emissions from electricity purchases. For leadership in this project, she was awarded by the Leader in Green Power Market Development award by the Center for Resource Solutions (2014). She also co-authored the GHG Protocol’s Global Protocol for Community-Scale Emissions Inventories and the U.S. Public Sector Protocol.


Prior to WRI, Mary analyzed regional energy demand projects and the impacts of EU directives on energy efficiency in Brussels, Belgium.


Mary graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Social Sciences. She also pursued graduate coursework in Science and Environmental Management at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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