Laurèn DeMates

Laurèn is a sustainability analyst and practitioner committed to improving the impact of governments, companies, and individuals. Her work has included analyzing company performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, increasing energy efficiency in the U.S. federal government, and co-authoring the book “Sustainability Made Simple: Small Changes for Big Impact.” Laurèn believes in behavioral science, good data, and collaboration for change. 

  • Master of International Affairs specializing in Environmental Policy and Latin America from the University of California, San Diego.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. Concentration in Cross-Cultural Studies and International Development and minors in Spanish and Anthropology/Geography.
  • LEED Green Associate.

Rosaly Byrd

Rosaly is a Florida native whose experience in sustainability dates back to her childhood days participating in the beach clean-ups that her father, an environmental engineer, put on twice a year. She has lived in Haiti and Brazil, IMG_6234 - Copyworking on environmental policy and sustainable development for the Inter-American Development Bank and UNDP. Rosaly is an avid reader and passionate outdoor enthusiast and is currently living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working for Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)’s Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance.

  • Master of International Affairs (MIA) specializing in International Environmental Policy and a regional specialization of Latin America from University of California, San Diego.
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a concentration in International Studies from Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter, Florida.

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