Wiley J. Barbour, President and Co-Founder of Cventure is an environmental engineer with 25 years of experience providing technical and policy support to corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit clients on issues related to climate policy, air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, corporate climate change strategy, carbon markets, and sustainability analysis. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for the GHG Management Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to training and professionalism in GHG accounting.
Prior to co-founding Cventure, Mr. Barbour was a Vice President at Camco Clean Energy where he developed GHG offset projects including the first forest carbon project in Alaska and the first program to incentivize GHG emission reductions from improved nitrogen application on agricultural soils. Before that Mr. Barbour worked for 7 years as the Executive Director of Environmental Resources Trust (ERT), providing GHG emission inventory development, carbon market expertise, and verification services to dozens of corporate clients including Wal-Mart, Nike, Entergy, Google, and AIG. He also provided program management support and consulting services to a wide range of organizations including the World Bank, the Environmental Defense Fund, the US EPA, and the US DOE. During his time at ERT he managed the GHG Registry®, the world’s first registry for carbon offset projects. In 2009 Mr. Barbour led ERT into a merger with Winrock International and was the founder of the American Carbon Registry.
From 1995 to 2001 Mr. Barbour served in the U.S. EPA’s Policy Office, managing the U.S. GHG Emission Inventory Program and serving as the US representative to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) GHG Emission Inventory Task force. Mr. Barbour was a contributing author to the IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios, and helped develop long term projections of greenhouse gas emissions which were used to model climate impacts. He worked in IPCC expert groups and chaired committees developing the IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories and the IPCC Good Practice Guidance. In recognition for his contributions, the EPA awarded him the Tim Matzke Award as Policy Analyst of the Year and the IPCC officially recognized Mr. Barbour as a contributor to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. (LinkedIn)
Kevin L. Johnson, Treasurer and Co-Founder has over 30 years environmental consulting experience, with a focus on verification, GHG emissions inventories, offset projects, and sustainability programs. Mr. Johnson was a primary author of the Corporate GHG Verification Guidelines, drafted the verification guidelines for the American Carbon Registry (ACR), and performed dozens of verification projects for over a decade. At Cventure, he has also performed CDP reporting benchmarking, and ISO 14064 and GRI sustainability reporting gap analyses, for several commercial clients.
Prior to forming Cventure LLC, Mr. Johnson previously served as the leader of URS Corporation’s corporate GHG/climate change practice. Some of his 3rd party verification clients include Bloomberg LP, Entergy, News Corporation, Wal-Mart, 21st Century Fox, Broadridge Financial Solutions, El Paso Energy, Compuware, BlueSource, ICF, Anadarko Petroleum, ERT, Winrock, Petrosource, Albertsons, US Energy Biogas, U.S. EPA, and several independent oil producers.
Marco Buttazzoni, Director of Economy and Ecology Integration has over twenty years of experience as a consultant, with extensive international experience advising private sector companies, investors, governments and NGOs on subjects such as: sustainability accounting, city-level climate action, clean technology and innovation, environmental markets and system change.
Mr. Buttazzoni combines strong analytical capabilities and technical expertise with the ability to synthesize complex information (scientific, technical, socio-economic and financial) in a language that speaks to business managers, policy makers and stakeholders at large. As Director of Economy and Ecology Integration at CVenture, he focuses on the intersection between sustainability and innovation and on the emerging field of Natural Capital Accounting.
In additional to working with Cventure, Mr. Buttazzoni is an Adjunct Professor at the Environmental and Energy Management Institute of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on GHG Information Management Systems and Assurance.
Prior to joining the Cventure team, Mr. Buttazzoni worked for Ecofys, Environmental Resources Trust, Logic Consulting and Cambridge Strategic Management Group. He earned a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University, an MSc in Analysis Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from Bocconi University.