Program Manager, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains

Suzanne Greene manages the Sustainable Supply Chains program at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. She has been involved in a number of sustainability initiatives at MIT, including Metals & Minerals for the Environment, Leaders in Environmental Assessment and Performance, the Information and Communication Technology Benchmarking Partnership and the Concrete Sustainability Hub. Suzanne’s current research focuses on greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions in the supply chain.

Suzanne serves as a Technical Advisor for the Smart Freight Centre, for whom she developed the Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework (logistics sector guidance under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol) and the Black Carbon Methodology for the Logistics Sector. She is also a Technical Partner for WWF, supporting the development of the Science-Based Target initiative’s Sectoral Decarbonization Approach for transportation. She previously participated in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Information and Communication Technology Sector Guidance and The Sustainability Consortium’s Electronic Sector Working Groups.

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


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.



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