Carbon footprint management and reporting platform provider Persefoni announced today the appointment of Mike Wallace as SVP of Strategic Market Engagement.

In his new role Wallace will oversee the identification and support of new business partners in implementing Persefoni’s climate platform, while also partnering with key stakeholders to expand the adoption carbon accounting tools and techniques to help Persefoni’s partners stay on track with ESG reporting and regulatory needs.

Kentaro Kawamori, CEO and co-founder of Persefoni, said:

“In the confusing landscape of ESG reporting frameworks and requirements, our clients and partners seek experts who can help them measure and manage their impacts with confidence. There is quite literally no one better qualified than Mike to help them do that.”

Launched in 2020, Persefoni’s SaaS platform enables enterprises and institutional investors to measure, analyze, plan, forecast, and report on their carbon footprint, leveraging AI to provide users with contextual sustainability performance scores for their organization and allowing them to manage their carbon transactions and inventory with the same rigor as their financial ones.

Tim Mohin, Persefoni’s Chief Sustainability Officer at Persefoni, said:

“The latest findings from the UN’s IPCC report is an urgent call to action for all companies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. ⁠Mike’s leadership combined with Persefoni’s industry-leading carbon accounting technology will help organizations navigate that journey.”

Wallace joins Persefoni with almost 30 years of experience in sustainability, ESG reporting, and managing social and human capital, most recently serving as a Partner at pure-play sustainability advisory firm ERM, with responsibilities for counseling clients on corporate responsibility and sustainability solutions. Prior to joining ERM, Wallace served as a Director for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), working on initiatives including the International Integrated Reporting Council (IRRC), the European Commission proposal on corporate ESG reporting, and the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative’s (SSEi) on ESG listing guidance.

Wallace said:

“I’m honored to join Persefoni and work with people who share in my commitment to helping business leaders understand, manage, and ultimately reduce their carbon footprint. With nearly 30 years of experience in sustainability and ESG reporting and regulation, I’m intimately familiar with helping leaders identify and understand their ESG liabilities, and translating them into strategic plans that support businesses as they assess the impacts to their bottom lines. Persefoni’s underlying architecture and methodology is simply the best in terms of helping companies understand, assess, report, manage and ultimately reduce their carbon footprints through its climate platform. I look forward to supporting organizations in their efforts to decarbonize.”