Senior Manager, Supply Chain Innovation
Abby brings ten years of experience in climate change mitigation strategy to her role as Senior Manager, Supply Chain Innovation at Verra. She is responsible for co-managing the Scope 3 Program, which aims to drive credible, transparent emissions reductions and carbon removals within the supply chain.
Prior to joining Verra, Abby held the position of Senior Climate Advisor at SustainCERT, where she advised multinational corporations within the food and beverage sector on project-based emissions accounting and market-based verification solutions. As a lead technical author, she played a key role in developing the Verification Requirements for Value Chain Interventions, version 1.0, and co-led the piloting process of supply chain interventions.
Abby has also worked as a sustainability consultant in the private sector and as an in-house climate change mitigation expert. She is the author of the built on GHG-P, Scope 1 & 2 GHG Inventory Guidance for Dairy Processors. Abby has internally led corporate sustainability reporting and more broadly supported the development of initiatives like B Corp certification as a former board member of the Boston, Massachusetts chapter.
Abby holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale School of the Environment, where she specialized in corporate sustainability strategy and agricultural sciences. She also recently completed Yale’s Tropical Forest Landscapes program and MIT’s Life Cycle Assessment professional certificate program.
Her commitment to community-driven food systems is evidenced by her 12-year involvement in co-creating an agroforestry project utilizing nitrogen-fixing trees in Maritime, Togo. Currently, she is expanding the project’s scope to incorporate a focus on biculturalism. She has also engaged in various international initiatives such as serving as a US Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia, a Natural Resource Management US Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa, and supporting a UN FAO initiative on technical training for small-holder farmers.
While residing in Washington, DC, she was the business manager of a social enterprise and the program manager of an environmental non-profit. Her contributions have been recognized through environmental fellowships, including the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellowship and a Corporate Partnerships Fellowship at the World Wildlife Fund, Singapore.