Betty Cremmins

Director, Carbon Disclosure Project West

Betty Cremmins is Director of CDP West at the Carbon Disclosure Project and has an extensive background in green building and environmental policy. She has experienced firsthand the extent of environmental degradation and climate change in the United States and around the world, assisting scientists studying glaciers melting in Antarctica, rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and teaching rural women basic sewing and hygiene skills in sub-Saharan Africa. She has pedaled her bicycle across America to benefit affordable housing and led the construction of 17 units of energy-efficient affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity New York City.

She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from New York University, a Masters in Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Podcast Guest Appearances

Making the Grade: Corporations and the Paris Climate Accord

When you think of climate activism, Wall Street doesn’t immediately come to mind. But as investors are coming to realize, they do have a voice – and a vote – when it comes to corporate environmental action. Responsible investing is a concept that’s been around for many years, but it’s only recently that companies have begun to take notice. And who’s driving that change? Shareholders. Greg Dalton talks with three experts about the ways that market forces can turn the ship, inspiring awareness, transparency and in some cases, even change, in seemingly immovable corporations.