ABOUT US

One of InfluenceMap's core programs, LobbyMap is the world’s leading platform measuring corporate climate policy engagement. It provides an independent, data-driven assessment of how the world’s largest companies and their industry associations are influencing policy and regulations needed to transition the global economy towards zero emissions.

LobbyMap was initiated by Dylan Tanner and Thomas O’Neill in the run up to the Paris Agreement in 2015 to address a significant gap in the understanding of corporate climate impact. Ed Collins has led the platform since 2017 as it has grown to track and assess 400+ of the world's largest companies, along with 175+ of their key industry associations, on a weekly basis.

The concept of a 'carbon policy footprint' or 'Scope 4 emissions' is now a firmly established part of the investor agenda on climate governance. LobbyMap's content feeds into change-making processes within investors, corporations, civil society, the media and legal strategies - all aimed at facilitating the policy and regulations critically needed to address the climate crisis.

 

LobbyMap - Ending Corporate Opposition to Climate Policy

The Team

Will leads InfluenceMap’s engagement with strategic European partners in the non-profit, policymaking, finance, and corporate sectors. His key focus is the European Green Deal as the bloc implements policy to reach its new 2030 emissions reduction target. Prior to joining InfluenceMap, Will was a Senior Policy Advisor in the climate strategy team of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in the UK Government, working on the delivery of the UK net-zero commitment.

Ed has led InfluenceMap's research on lobbying and corporate influence since 2017, having joined the company in 2015. Working with a team of dedicated analysts, Ed manages InfluenceMap's system for tracking and assessing the climate change lobbying of world's largest 300 industrial companies and their key trade associations. He represents InfluenceMap in key processes such as the Climate Action 100+'s Technical Advisory Group. Before InfluenceMap, Ed completed a Masters at the London School of Economics.

Prior to InfluenceMap, Faye completed her MA in Environment, Politics and Globalisation at King's College London, for which she was awarded '2018/19 Best Thesis Award' for her research on the relationship between the framing of climate change in documentaries and political engagement. Faye joined InfluenceMap as an intern in November 2018 and is a member of the LobbyMap team where she is the lead analyst on the oil and gas and mining sectors. Additionally, Faye is the project manager for our Australia analysis and a core member of the new team analysing the impacts of social media advertising on the climate debate.

Sejin joined InfluenceMap in October 2021. As an Analyst, she assesses the lobbying activities and engagements of South Korean corporates on climate policy and conducts research on South Korean climate and sustainability policy. Prior to joining InfluenceMap, she conducted research on sustainability transformations and geopolitics at Linköping University in Sweden. Sejin holds a double BA in Sociology and in Spanish Language and Literature from Korea University and a MSc in Human Ecology from Lund University.

As Country Manager, Monica leads the InfluenceMap content development and JETI engagement efforts from the Tokyo office with strategic partners in the non-profit, policymaking, finance, media and corporate sectors based in Japan and Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining InfluenceMap in 2020, she conducted research on energy policy at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). Monica holds a Master’s in Environmental Policy and Energy from Sciences Po, a Masters of Law in International Relations from Peking University, and a BA in Environment and Information Studies from Keio University.

Rebecca joined InfluenceMap in June 2019. Prior to this, she completed a master’s degree in Physics at the University of Oxford, specialising in the Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans. At InfluenceMap, Rebecca is an analyst in the lobbying and corporate influence team, assessing the engagement of the finance and corporate sectors on sustainable finance policies.

Sofia joined InfluenceMap as an analyst in August 2021. Her focus is on tracking and evaluating the lobbying activities of corporates and industry associations in the global oil, gas, and minerals sector, and assessing its impact on climate policy. She holds a Master’s in International History from Columbia University and London School of Economics, and a Master’s in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Working as an Analyst within the corporate climate lobbying team, Kalina tracks and analyses lobbying activities of corporations and trade associations on climate policy, with a particular focus on the automotive sector. Prior to joining InfluenceMap, she spent a year in Spain working in sustainable energy, and also has experience in the international development field. Kalina holds a BA Geography degree from the London School of Economics, and an M.Sc. in Emerging Economies and International Development from King’s College London.

Reina joined InfluenceMap in November 2021 as an Analyst, and she is based in Tokyo. She works on evaluating and scoring Japanese corporate engagement with climate change policy, as well as researching on Japanese climate and energy policy collaborating with Japanese partners including non-profit, policymaking, finance, and corporate sectors. She holds a BA in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining, Reina worked for Sumitomo Forestry as an associate business planner and conducted research to design new business towards decarbonized society and regional revitalization.

Lucy holds a Bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Bristol, and a Master's in Environment and Development from the University of Copenhagen, writing her thesis on the impacts of rural development policies in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Lucy joined InfluenceMap as an external consultant in October 2020 to advise on how agriculture and forestry can be incorporated into InfluenceMap’s methodology and is now a full-time member of the corporate lobbying team, leading the analysis of the land-use sector.

Aria joined InfluenceMap in December 2020 after completing a MSc in International Politics at SOAS, writing her dissertation on Africa-China relations. At InfluenceMap, Aria works as an analyst assessing corporate lobbying activities on climate policy and analyzing financial institutions’ climate policies, governance, and company stewardship; with a special focus on China and Chinese speaking regions.

Yuna is InfluenceMap's country lead for Korea and works with our global content teams to adapt our work for this market. She also leads in engagement and partner management in-country as well as media outreach. Prior to joining InfluenceMap, Yuna was a Partnerships Executive with climate data NGO CDP, focusing on East and Southeast Asia. She has also worked as a Research Manager and Acting Correspondent for the Economist magazine in Seoul. Yuna has a BA from Oxford and MSC in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London.

Kendra joined InfluenceMap in 2020 after earning her Master’s in Sustainable Development from University College London. She has a degree in International Relations and English and completed a U.S. Fulbright fellowship in South Africa. With a background in environment and corporate accountability issues, Kendra works across InfluenceMap's teams on engagement efforts with US-based partners in the non-profit, policy-making, finance, media, and corporate sectors. She helps develop ideas for US-focused content while contributing to InfluenceMap’s ongoing tracking and analysis of corporate lobbying on climate change.

Karin joined InfluenceMap in October 2021 as an Analyst. She conducts the assessment and scoring of Japanese and Asian corporate engagement with climate change policy, as well as research on Japanese climate and energy policy in collaboration with Japanese partners. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has previously worked in government relations and sustainable development.

Sanober joined InfluenceMap in December 2020 as a climate policy analyst in the US team. Before joining, Sanober finished a Master’s in International Conservation and Development from the University of Montana, completing a thesis on transboundary conservation with a particular focus on southern Patagonia. Sanober will contribute to InfluenceMap’s efforts to cover more sectors and regions within the United States.

Prior to joining InfluenceMap in May 2021, Emilia worked on energy and global philanthropy projects with Acadia Center and Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. As an Analyst, Emilia contributes to InfluenceMap’s efforts to track corporate lobbying on climate change, particularly within the US power sector. Emilia holds a joint Bachelor’s & Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University.

Advisors

Marshall is Senior Specialist at the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), where he oversees investor engagements for 42 high-emitting companies as part of Climate Action 100+, the largest-ever investor engagement initiative on climate change. Marshall also leads several workstreams related to the Climate Action 100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark, the main framework by which the initiative’s investors track progress and inform engagement decisions. Climate Action 100+ aims to secure commitments from the world’s highest-emitting companies to improve their board governance of climate change, set strong emissions reduction targets aligned with the Paris Agreement, and issue robust climate-related financial disclosures. Previously, Marshall served as Senior Energy Associate at The Climate Reality Project, a global NGO founded by former US Vice President, Al Gore, and dedicated to building a worldwide movement for climate action

Director of Business Task Force, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Yusuke Matsuo leads IGES’s work supporting corporate and policy actions. He is also the director of the secretariat of Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership, an independent business coalition, where he leads the team supporting the business group of more than 60 companies from across various sectors in Japan who are jointly driving corporate ambition for the transition to a net zero economy. Previously, he was a senior analyst at the Good Bankers Co., Ltd, an investment advisory firm, and at Sanwa Bank (current MUFG Bank). He received the Kaya Award from the Japan Society of Energy and Resources in 2008 and awards from the Ministry of Environment in Japan in 2007 and 2010 for his climate and energy policy proposals. He has MSc in Environmental Management and Policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University.

Carol Lee Rawn is a consultant with extensive experience working with federal and state regulatory agencies, companies, investors and nonprofit organizations on clean transportation as well as a wide variety of other environmental issues. She previously served as the Senior Director, Transportation Program, at Ceres, General Counsel for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, and Deputy Legal Counsel to Massachusetts Governor William Weld. Carol Lee was also an attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and an environmental crime prosecutor with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. She also served on the Massachusetts Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth, and the Cambridge Climate Crisis Working Group.

Dan has researched and campaigned in Australia for corporations to be held accountable for the influence of their industry associations on climate and energy policy since 2015. Dan is currently a Strategic Communications Campaigner for the Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC) and previously worked as Director of Climate & Environment at the Australasian Centre of Corporate Responsibility (ACCR). Prior to working on corporate responsibility, Dan spent fifteen years in investment banking and asset management.

Giulio Mattioli is Research Fellow at the Department of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University and Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Earth & Environment at the University of Leeds. He has more than a decade of experience of research on sustainable transport, with a particular focus on climate mitigation. His research interests include car dependence and carbon lock-in in the transport sector, transport poverty, and the political economy of transport systems. He was involved as Contributing author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) AR6 WG3 report. He holds a PhD in Urban and Local European Studies from the University of Milan-Bicocca.

Bill Weihl is an independent consultant helping companies and non-profits drive climate action. From 2012 to 2018, Bill was Director of Sustainability at Facebook. He built a team that directs work on sustainability and energy efficiency across the company; they also drive cross-industry collaborations, including playing critical roles in RE100 and the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance. Prior to Facebook, Bill was Green Energy Czar at Google, where his team pioneered Google’s work to buy clean energy for its data centers. He is on the boards of several companies and nonprofits.

As Director for Investor Engagements, Morgan leads Ceres' team to implement the goals of the Climate Action 100+ initiative in North America. She is responsible for supporting investor leadership on focus companies and working with Ceres' Oil and Gas, Electric Power, Transportation and Food and Water teams. Previously, Morgan spent five years working with European investors on corporate and public policy engagement at the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), leading the development of a number of collaborative guides on Investor Expectations of Corporate Climate Risk Management and other publications focused on climate risk integration across asset classes. She has also had roles as a consultant for the physical climate risk research provider 427 and as an advisor to family offices and investment advisors on integration of environmental indicators into investment practices.

Ayako is a Manager for Climate Action 100+ at PRI, and facilitates collaborative engagements across Asia for Climate Action 100+, a global investor initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change. Ayako joined PRI in 2019, after working as a senior analyst at an international credit rating agency and serving as a director of an educational non-profit organization.