The CO2 Scorecard Group is a policy initiative currently supported by the R&D budget of Performeks LLC based in Bethesda, MD. The CO2 Scorecard Group team consists of the following members:
Kendyl Salcito serves as the Policy Communications Specialist for the CO2 Scorecard initiative. Her expertise includes corporate governance evaluation and stakeholder communications with a focus on human rights. She honed her expertise in human rights and business performance while working as a foreign reporter in Burma, Indonesia and Canada, and developing nonprofits in Thailand and the US. She has advised industry groups on corporate human rights performance and contributed to the development of the UN’s Guidance Principles for Human Rights and Business.
She has been associated with CO2 Scorecard since 2009 as a policy analyst and communications strategist. Kendyl has been the recipient of numerous awards for journalism and reporting, including the Newspaper Guild's David S. Barr Award for social justice reporting, and serves as the Executive Director at Nomogaia in Denver. She holds an MA in Journalism from the University of British Columbia, a BA in History from Princeton University and is a current PhD Candidate for a Doctorate in Epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).
Shakeb Afsah is the President and CEO of the CO2 Scorecard Group and a former environmental economist at the World Bank’s Development Research Group. Mr. Afsah oversees the Group’s policy research, development of indicators and scorecard methodology and implementation of the firm's data analysis and quality control systems. He is also the CEO of Bethesda-MD based consulting firm Performeks LLC and advises governments and corporations on environmental and resource management issues with a special focus on public disclosure and environmental transparency. He was a resident advisor to the Ministers of Environment in Indonesia and the Philippines, and continues to be a senior regulatory consultant to several governments and top multinationals. He also serves as an expert witness and a legal advisor on environmental cases. He has several published papers and recently co-authored a book on environmental regulations and public disclosure.
Mr. Afsah holds a Masters in Public Policy from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.
Eric Ness is a specialist in the development of online databases, analytical applications and data visualization tools. Mr. Ness serves as Lead Programmer and Chief Technology Officer, implementing the Group's web-based analytical tools. He has substantial experience in implementing online data analysis tools for energy, environmental, public health and other policy issues. He is also a specialist on media analytics and online content evaluation, and helps organizations to generate meaningful web metrics to support their communications strategies and goals. Mr. Ness has lived in Indonesia, and is currently completing his course work to enroll in the Masters program in Software Engineering at Harvard University.
Ted Burns is the Treasurer and CFO of the CO2 Scorecard Group and supports the company's activities in the areas of administration, performance reporting and corporate development. He is a specialist in corporate performance management, including the use of the Balanced Scorecard, and has advised governments on power and water sector privatization. Mr. Burns has lived in India, Indonesia and South Korea to execute national-level power sector reform programs. Mr. Burns has successfully implemented various high-impact consulting assignments such as the development of financial plans to raise capital for Infrastructure Development and Finance Company (IDFC) in India. He previously worked as a management consultant with IBM Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), holds an MBA in finance from Columbia University and is a CPA.
Mr. Burns serves as the Treasurer and CFO of the CO2 Scorecard Group, overseeing the finances and internal management of the company as well as contributing his expertise to the design and presentation of the Group's benchmarking and scorecard services. He is also a principal at Orlando, FL based Vesta Capital Inc.
Michael Aller is a specialist in the regulation of energy and financial markets, as well as in performance management. He has worked on economic and policy analysis at the Brookings Institution and the Peterson Institute. At the White House Office of Management and Budget, Mr. Aller worked on financial and energy sector issues, and the implementation of the Presidential Management Scorecard.
Mr. Aller serves as Vice President of Corporate Development, managing the Group's relationships with external partners in the government, business and non-profit sectors. He is fluent in Mandarin and is the lead for CO2 Scorecard's research on China. He also teaches international economics and public policy at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Mr. Aller holds a Masters in International Economics and Environmental Policy from the University of California at San Diego, and a Bachelors in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.