Program Manager, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains

Suzanne Greene is the Program Manager of the Sustainable Supply Chains initiative at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. Suzanne collaborates with industry and stakeholders to develop new methods to calculate, report and offset carbon emissions, improving our understanding of the climate impact of products we use every day. Suzanne's research focuses on metals, minerals, and freight transport based on their critical role in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals -- agriculture, renewable energy, building materials, IT equipment all depend on mined materials and multi-modal transport throughout their supply chains. 

Suzanne serves as an Expert Advisor for the Smart Freight Centre and Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC). She is co-author of the GLEC Framework (logistics sector guidance under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol) and author of the Black Carbon Methodology for the Logistics Sector. She served as Technical Partner for the Transport Science-Based Target Setting Guidance. 

Suzanne founded the Metals & Minerals for the Environment initiative with the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative and Professors Antoine Allanore (DMSE) and Alan Hatton (ChemE). She has been involved in a number of other sustainability initiatives at MIT, including Leaders in Environmental Assessment and Performance, the Information and Communication Technology Benchmarking Partnership and the Concrete Sustainability Hub.  

Suzanne received a Masters of Science from the University of Zürich and a Bachelors of Science from the University of New Hampshire.


Greene, S. & Punte, S. Closing the Logistics Emissions Disclosure Gap. Smart Freight Centre and CDP. 2020.

Cannon, C., Greene, S., Koch Blank, T., Lee, J., and Natali, P. The Next Frontier of Carbon Accounting: A Unified Approach for Unlocking Systemic Change. Rocky Mountain Institute. 2020. 

Lee, J., Bazilian, M., Sovacool, B., Hund, K., Jowitt, S.M., Nguyen, T.P., Månberger, A., Kah, M., Greene, S., Galeazzi, C., Awuah-Offei, K., Moats, M., Tilton, J., and S. Kukoda. Reviewing the material and metal security of low-carbon energy transitions. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 124. 2020.

Greene, S. and Façanha, C. Carbon offsets for freight transport decarbonization. Nature Sustainability 2, 994–996. 2019. doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0413-0. link

Greene, S. and Lewis, A. Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework for Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reporting. Smart Freight Centre. 2019. ISBN 978-90-82-68790-3. link

Natali, P., Greene, S., Toledano, P. How much carbon dioxide is actually in your products? 2019. link

Greene, S. How to Make CO2 a KPI for Freight Transportation. 2019. link

WWF. Transport Science-Based Target Setting Guidance. Greene, S. (Ed.). 2018. link

Pennekamp, F., Pontarp, M., Tabi, A., Altermatt, F., Alther, R., Choffat, Y., Fronhofer, E., Ganesanandamoorthy, P., Garnier, A., Griffiths, J., Greene, S., Horgan, K., Massie, T., Mächler, E., Palamara, GM., Seymour, M. and Petchey, O. Biodiversity increases and decreases ecosystem stability. Nature. 2018. link

Greene, S. What are we missing? Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting in the Metals and Minerals Industry. Matériaux & Techniques 105, 503. 2017. link

Greene, S. Black Carbon Methodology for the Logistics Sector. Global Green Freight Project. 2017. link

Greene, S. Logistics Emissions Moves into the Climate Spotlight. Supply Chain Management Review. 2017. link

Greene, S. and Lewis, A. A Harmonized Approach for Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation. Environmental Management. 2016. link

Greene, S. and Lewis, A. Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies. Smart Freight Centre. 2016. link

Kirchain, R., Olivetti, E., Miller, TR, and Greene, S. Sustainable Apparel Materials. MIT Materials Systems Laboratory. 2015. link

Greene, S., Ghattas, R., Gregory, J., and Olivetti, E. Life Cycle Assessment for Residential Buildings: A Literature Review and Gap Analysis. MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, Cambridge, MA.  2013. link

Greene, S., Kirchain, R., and Olivetti, E. What’s Your Number: Navigating the Shifting Landscape of ICT Carbon Footprint Labels and Standards. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, MA. 2012. link

Greene, S., Adames, J., Alonzo, A., and Forterre, D. Business Decisions Around Carbon Offsets: Examining the Drivers of Value and Sources of Uncertainty. MIT Leaders in Environmental Assessment and Performance. 2011. link


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