About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable data-driven climate actions by both businesses and consumers. We are acting on multiple fronts to accomplish this.


The CleanMetrics Team

Kumar VenkatKumar Venkat is President and CTO at CleanMetrics 2.0. Kumar is a technologist and software developer specializing in modeling and simulation technologies, and developed most of the CleanMetrics tools and databases. He is also a serial entrepreneur and a widely published writer on climate and sustainability topics. Prior to CleanMetrics, Kumar spent 25 years in the semiconductor industry as an engineer and entrepreneur, primarily focusing on automation software for chip design. 

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Susan CholetteSusan Cholette is Vice President of Consulting Services at CleanMetrics 2.0. Susan is also a professor of decision sciences in the Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Operations Research at Stanford University. Her research focuses on supply chain efficiency and sustainability, especially for the food and beverage sectors.

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Kelly RichmondKelly Richmond is a Lead Consultant at CleanMetrics 2.0 and works on many of the LCAs and GHG inventory analyses that we do as part of our consulting services. Kelly recently earned an MBA with a concentration in decision sciences, and brings several years of experience from the business world. She is eager to help businesses of all sizes make meaningful progress on sustainability and climate change.

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Sarah BornaisSarah Bornais is a part-time software developer at CleanMetrics 2.0. She is also currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at the University of British Columbia. Sarah has experience in full-stack web development as well as mobile app development, and she enjoys building technology that tackles climate change.

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Company History

The first iteration of CleanMetrics Corp was as a leading provider of LCA tools, data and services in the 2007-2012 time frame. During this period, we worked with more than three dozen customers in many different economic sectors to quantify and reduce their GHG emissions and other environmental impacts. We developed many LCA resources, including FoodCarbonScope (the leading LCA tool for food/agriculture), CarbonScopeData (a comprehensive LCI database, including the most extensive data sets available for North American food production and processing), CarbonScope (a general-purpose LCA tool) and BuildingScope (an LCA tool for evaluating building construction and operation). We also published extensively on climate and sustainability, including pioneering peer-reviewed research on the climate impacts of foods (animal vs. plant proteins, organic vs. conventional crops, and the climate impacts of food waste). Our work was covered by leading media outlets such as the National Public Radio and the Wall Street Journal.