Our Team

Aligned Incentives has a network model of collaboration that enables us to work with the best and brightest. We collaborate with the world’s leading academics and researchers from a broad set of Universities including Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland and the Technical University of Denmark. Here are our core leaders and advisors:

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YANN RISZMANAGING DIRECTOR

Yann Risz / Managing Director

Yann has helped many of the world’s largest organizations become more competitive through a better understanding and management of societal costs and risks. He does so not in lofty terms but rather with “down to earth” methods that express environmental and social issues in terms that business professionals in procurement, product development or sales can use every day.

Prior to Aligned Incentives, Yann was the founder and Managing Director of the Environmental Business Intelligence group at Enviance. This group was the fastest growing group in the company, doubling in size every year from launch to the company’s sale to Battery Ventures. Before that Yann’s work included co-founding a consulting firm with late management thinker C.K. Prahalad in the US and India, working as a McKinsey project leader in the US, Finland, Singapore and Australia,  serving as a United Nations Director, working as a Volkswagen executive in Germany, China, Mexico and the US and serving in the French Foreign service (military service).

Yann graduated from Harvard Business School, with a focus on Business and the Environment. He lectures at UC Berkeley and other universities. He is half French, half Austrian, and grew up in the Congo where he spent a lot of time living for extended periods in remote villages doing documentaries on social and environmental issues. Yann lives with his wife and 2 boys in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Craig CammarataDirector, Client Services

CRAIG CAMMARATA / DIRECTOR, CLIENT SERVICES

Craig has spent his career working with organizations to identify initiatives that make sustainability actionable, cost effective and relevant to stakeholders. His diverse experience spans across the government and industry sectors, operating at the nexus between business, public policy, social responsibility, and the environment. A passionate innovator, Craig is continually developing new frameworks, methods and tools that help government and industry clients implement actionable sustainability strategies that are based on data-driven supply chain, operations, and product use assessments. Among multiple tools and methods, Craig is the primary developer of guidance and supporting cloud-based software that helps acquisition officers in the Department of Defense, owner of the world’s largest and most complicated supply chain, quickly understand the financial and impact tradeoffs associated with proposed design alternatives for defense systems.

Prior to Aligned Incentives, Craig was the Director of Decision Analytics at Enviance, where he managed a broad portfolio of sustainability-related projects that drew upon sophisticated analytics to quickly and cost-effectively quantify business impacts and risks in financial terms. While at Enviance, he completed product assessments and developed actionable procurement and operational strategies for clients in the aerospace and defense, financial, tobacco, and food and beverage industries. Previously, Craig was a sustainability consultant in the defense industry and government policy analyst for multiple federal agencies. Craig has a M.S. in Sustainable Systems and a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) from the University of Michigan.  He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in the Washington, DC metro area.

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Prof. Michael HauschildAdvisor

Prof. Michael Hauschild / Advisor

Generally acknowledged as one of the most important thinkers and leaders in LCA, Michael has written many of the rules, standards and frameworks that guide the profession today. Michael is a Professor at the Technical University of Denmark where he heads the division of Quantitative Sustainability Assessment, he chaired the UNEP-SETAC task force on life cycle impact assessment of toxic impacts and is one of the leading forces behind the development of the global consensus model USEtox® for assessment of toxic substances in LCA. He is on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology. Michael is appointed member of the LCIA Advisory Group for the European LCA Platform project of the EU Commission.

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Prof. Scott MatthewsAdvisor

Prof. Scott Matthews / Advisor

Scott is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.  Scott has spent much of his career developing tools and methods to help support and teach about decisions that span economic and environmental aspects of product life cycles. He led the development of Carnegie Mellon’s widely used Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment model and recently published a freely available university course textbook on LCA (www.lcatextbook.com).   He has served as chair of the Committee on Sustainable Systems and Technology with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, member of the advisory board for the EPEAT Green Electronics Standard, and on the Executive Committee for the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment.  He is a member of the US National Academies Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) and has served on several NAS study committees on energy and sustainability.