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.

Jake leads InfluenceMap’s data analysis across multiple streams of work. This includes InfluenceMap’s ongoing research into how digital media advertising influences the climate debate, as well as InfluenceMap's analysis of the automotive sectors' vehicle production plans and emissions. Jake has also developed tools to help automate aspects of InfluenceMap’s research process, such as the data gathering for our ongoing analysis of lobbying and corporate influence. Before joining InfluenceMap, Jake completed an integrated master’s course in Physics at the University of Sussex.

Ed has led InfluenceMap's research on lobbying and corporate influence (LobbyMap) 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 400 industrial companies and their key trade associations. He represents the LobbyMap to InfluenceMap's key stakeholders in the finance, corporate, civil society and policymaker sectors. Before InfluenceMap, Ed completed a Masters at the London School of Economics.

Ciara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Newcastle University, for which she was awarded the ‘2021 Best Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Dissertation Award’ for her research on wildfires and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Ciara joined InfluenceMap in December 2021 and is a member of the LobbyMap team. As an Analyst, she tracks and analyses the lobbying activities of corporations and trade associations, and their impacts on climate change policy.

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.

Prior to joining InfluenceMap in November 2020, Tom completed his MSc in Environment and Development at Lancaster University, writing his thesis on aviation climate policy. As a senior analyst in the Oil and Gas team, his work focuses on assessing the lobbying influence of corporations and trade associations on climate policy, with a particular focus on the Australian fossil fuel sector.

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.

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.

Kat joined InfluenceMap in January 2023. She spent her education studying the intersection of social and environmental issues, earning her Bachelor’s from Bucknell University and her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2020. At InfluenceMap, Kat works as an Analyst evaluating commerce associations’ engagement with climate policy and their relationships with special-interest companies and industry groups. Her work contributes to InfluenceMap’s expanding platform covering United States policy at federal and state levels.

Cleo joined InfluenceMap in May 2021 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she studied Political Science and International Political Economics; engaging in research on trade and immigration policy. At InfluenceMap, Cleo works as an Analyst evaluating financial services industry associations’ engagement on sustainable finance, looking into their efforts to influence policy in the United States at the federal and state levels.

Inès joined InfluenceMap as an Analyst in December 2022. As part of the corporate climate lobbying team, she mainly focuses on EU climate policies and analyses the lobbying activities of corporations and trade associations in relation to them. Inès holds a MSc in International Development from LSE and a Master's degree in International Relations from Sorbonne University (Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne). Prior to joining InfluenceMap, she completed an apprenticeship at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working on innovation and partnerships for development

As Program Manager, Ben leads InfluenceMap's work on transport (autos, aviation and shipping), analyzing corporate lobbying on climate regulations from the global transportation sector. Prior to InfluenceMap, Ben worked for Patricia Espinosa's office at the UNFCCC, including at COP25, alongside multiple London-based think-tanks. Ben holds an MA in Public Policy from Central European University & IBEI, graduating top of his class, and a first-class BA from the University of York.

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.

As an Analyst on FinanceMap, Paula evaluates financial institutions' climate policies, governance, and company stewardship, as well as the engagement of the finance and corporate sectors on sustainable finance policies. Prior to joining InfluenceMap, Paula completed her Master’s in Global Development at the University of Copenhagen, carrying out field research in Tanzania and Myanmar, and writing her Master’s thesis on coal policy in Germany.

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.

Lucca joined InfluenceMap in 2021 after completing an MSc in Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy at King's College London, and writing her thesis on the social implications of biofuel policies on smallholder farmers in India. At InfluenceMap, Lucca works as an Analyst within the corporate climate lobbying team. In this position, she assesses the lobbying activities of corporations and trade associations on climate-related policy, with a particular focus on the aviation and shipping sectors.

Jack joined InfluenceMap in August 2022 as an Analyst. He works across our Australia and Oil/Gas teams, where he tracks and assesses corporate engagement on climate-related policy. Prior to joining InfluenceMap, Jack worked as a Research Consultant with The Institute for Sustainable Futures. He holds a BA in Political Science from the Australian National University and an MA in Regenerative Economics from Schumacher College.

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.

Leo joined InfluenceMap in September 2022 as an Analyst. He holds a BA in Environmental Analysis and Organizational Studies from Pitzer College, where he wrote his thesis on the political theory behind trade associations and their engagement with environmental regulations. Leo also interned at the World Resources Institute’s Center for Sustainable Business. As an Analyst at InfluenceMap he currently analyzes the auto sector’s engagement with environmental policy.

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.

Vivek joined InfluenceMap in November 2020 after completing his Master’s in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment at University College London. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of York. As a Senior Analyst in the Oil and Gas team, Vivek tracks and analyses lobbying activities of corporations and trade associations on climate policy, with a particular focus on the European gas sector. This included analysis for InfluenceMap's February 2022 The EU’s Green Deal vs The Fossil Gas Industry report, which identified a systematic attempt to weaken key elements of the EU Green Deal in 2020-21.

Venetia holds a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from the University of Leeds and a MSc in Environment, Politics and Society from UCL, writing a dissertation on investment banks and fossil fuels. As a Senior Analyst in the corporate climate lobbying team, Venetia assesses and analyses the lobbying activities of corporates and trade associations and their impact on climate policy with a focus currently on the EU and heavy industry.

Rebecca joined InfluenceMap in 2019, and leads teams expanding InfluenceMap's research to assess corporate engagement on sustainable finance and biodiversity policy. Rebecca holds an MPhys degree from the University of Oxford, where she specialized in the physics of atmospheres and oceans.

Joe manages InfluenceMap’s investor-related research and engagements on the LobbyMap team, including work related to the Climate Action 100+ initiative, lobbying disclosures and shareholder resolutions. Prior to joining InfluenceMap in June 2020, Joe spent 18 months working on the climate change team at responsible investment NGO ShareAction. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and an MSc in Environmental Policy from the University of Bristol.

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.

Laura joined InfluenceMap as an Analyst in January 2022. As part of the corporate climate lobbying team, she mainly focuses on EU climate policies and analyses the lobbying activities of corporations and trade associations in relation to them. Laura holds a Master's in Political Economy of Development from SOAS and a BA in International Relations from the University of Groningen. Prior to joining InfluenceMap, she worked on sustainability standards and issues around working conditions in global value chains.

Jennifer joined InfluenceMap in January 2023 after completing her degree in Sustainable Development with Geography at the University of Edinburgh. Her dissertation explored the Chinese State’s approach to the development of their National Park system. At InfluenceMap, she works as an analyst assessing corporate lobbying on climate policy as part of our Europe team.

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.

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.

Marie joined InfluenceMap in September 2021 after completing her MSc in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policies and Transitions at UCL, writing her dissertation on how a shift to renewable energies could impact Libya's politics. At InfluenceMap, Marie works as an Analyst in the lobbying team as part of the biodiversity project, building biodiversity benchmarks as well as assessing corporate lobbying on nature-based policies.

Mohammed joined InfluenceMap in January 2022 as an Analyst, tracking and analyzing the lobbying activities of corporations in the US. Before joining InfluenceMap, Mo completed a B.Sc. in Physics with Astrophysics from Queen Mary, University of London.

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.

Nanami joined InfluenceMap as an Analyst in July 2022 through the fellowship program of the Japan Climate Alliance. She conducts assessment and scoring of Japanese corporate engagement with climate change policy, as well as research on Japanese climate and energy policy in collaboration with our local partners. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Agriculture from the Kyoto University, and has previously worked in rural development in Benin.

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.

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.