Jenny Kwan

Director, Climate Action & Accountability, & Member of the Extended Leadership Group

Jenny is the Director for Climate Action & Accountability at WBCSD, having joined the team in May 2023.  She is co-leading WBCSD’s Climate Action program, a global, cross-value chain business platform facilitating learning and collaboration to accelerate and unlock decarbonization solutions, to limit the earth’s temperate rise to 1.5°C. The program addresses all relevant topics, including Climate Mitigation, Climate Adaptation, Carbon Removals and Carbon Accounting.

Jenny has over 20 years of international experience working in the private and public sectors directing programs for better decision making, sustainability and sustainable supply chains.  Prior to joining WBCSD, she was working at Uber on its strategy to electrify ride-hailing in Europe.  Before that Jenny worked 10 years at IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative, co-founding the Global Coffee Platform and leading public-private partnerships to increase the sustainable production of coffee and other commodities together with some of the world's largest coffee roasters, their supply chains, producers and governments.  Before that Jenny worked at Royal Dutch Shell, and in the IT sector.

Jenny graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) in 2009 with a Masters in Business Administration and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.  She also holds a Bachelors of Engineering with Honors from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  During her studies in New Zealand, Jenny held various leadership positions in the international student organization AIESEC and after graduation completed two traineeships in Vienna, Austria working as a software developer for Unisys and in Vadodara, India where she designed and implemented a women’s entrepreneurship program.  She also served for a year on the national board of AIESEC in Austria responsible for the learning and development of trainees and facilitating at several international conferences.


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