Emma brings a rare combination of domain expertise (environmental strategy, climate change policy,
green buildings, and sustainable urban planning), strategy (start-up executive and corporate
"intrapreneur"), and inventiveness (e.g. an architect of the "science-based targets" movement now
700+ companies strong) to the field of sustainable design.
Her work has been cited in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the
International Herald Tribune, FORTUNE, Thomson Reuters, The Guardian, Quartz, CNBC, CNN, The LA
Times, The Economic Times, The Chicago Tribune, Business Insider, Forbes, Philadelphia Inquirer, Fast
Company, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, among others.
Emma was rated a "top 3 speaker" by The Economist Summits in 2015, and has been named a “one
of the most powerful women under 45” and an “urban pioneer” by FORTUNE Magazine, a
“sustainability insurgent” by MIT Sloan Management Review, and one of the “Top 10 Women in
Sustainability” by American Builders.
She was an architect of the first tools for setting "Science-Based Climate Targets", which have now
been adopted by 600+ companies and dozens of cities. She founded the first Sustainability Solutions
product group at Autodesk, the design software giant, established and ran the R&D Division at BSR,
which serves 300+ Fortune1000 companies, and invented the course "Intrapreneurship for
Sustainability", which she taught at UC Berkeley and Stanford University's business schools.
Emma holds a PhD from Stanford University, a Bachelor&'s from Oxford University, and is a LEED
Accredited Professional (Buildings) and Envision Sustainability Professional (Infrastructure).