Rochelle March

Senior Analyst
Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices

Rochelle is a Senior Analyst in the Corporate Services team at Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. Rochelle joined Trucost in 2017 and brings several years of experience providing critical advice for improved outcomes across a diversity of sectors, including healthcare, food and beverage, tourism, technology, finance and nonprofit. She specializes in natural capital valuation, business model innovation and developing quantitative and qualitative impact methodologies.

Prior to Trucost, Rochelle was a Manager of Project Innovation & Design at strategy consulting firm, SustainAbility, where she developed several custom methodologies for measuring corporate impact against the Sustainable Development Goals, and managed a broad range of consulting projects for clients such as GE, World Wildlife Fund, Nestle, TIAA, Huawei and others. She was the lead author and researcher on Huawei’s ICT Sustainable Development Goals Benchmark report, and the co-author of Model Behavior II: Strategies to Rewire Business that explores how Fortune 500 firms can stimulate business model innovations for greater sustainability. Rochelle also has consulting experience engaging with clients like Lockheed Martin on socially responsible investment, Dunkin’ Donuts on its green building program, and NRDC on environmental health policy. Before entering the sustainability field, Rochelle worked in cancer research at Weil Cornell Medical College and founded a graphic design company.

She graduated from Bard College in 2015 with an MBA and MS in Environmental Policy and holds a BA from New York University in Individualized Study: Landscape Architecture. She is also a LEED AP in Building Design and Construction and is GRI certified. She is the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including an EPA grant, and is the winner of the 2014 EDF Climate Corps Pitch Competition. She is also an avid writer with articles featured by outlets such as The Guardian and GreenBiz, and a regular speaker on sustainability topics having presented in conferences in the U.S., Argentina, Switzerland and Italy.

Author Archives: Rochelle March

How an Industry Reduced Its Carbon Pricing Risk by 922%

Companies that act now to invest in low carbon technologies have the chance to maintain their license to grow and avoid carbon pricing costs that would significantly reduce profits. For example, in 2020, the technology sector’s investments in energy efficiency for their U.S. data centers could avoid over USD 6.9 billion in carbon costs and Read more […]

Carbon Pricing: The Business Case for Low-Carbon Innovation

The belief that economic growth is possible without lowering carbon emissions is becoming harder to sell by the minute. A study by the London School of Economics showed that if business-as-usual emissions continue over this century, the value of risk to global financial assets in today’s terms is 1.8%, or USD 2.5 trillion. Likewise, analysis Read more […]