Senior Analyst, Trucost, part of S&P Global
Byford specializes in supply chain environmental footprinting, life cycle analysis, and corporate sustainability strategy, helping clients achieve best practice in ESG impact and risk disclosure. He has led supply chain footprinting and product life cycle analyses in hospitality, textile and apparel, and electronic sectors for corporate clients in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Prior to joining Trucost, Byford was an Analyst at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation where he managed a portfolio of philanthropic grants in China and Brazil, with a focus on climate change, sustainable urbanization, air quality, and forest restoration.
Byford holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and BSSc (Hons) in Geography and Resource Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Byford is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
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