Dana Pillai Named Executive Director of New SCS Global Registry
Dana Pillai, a long-time green-building industry professional and occupant health advocate, has been tapped to head up the new, not-for-profit SCS Global Registry.
SCS Global Registry, to be launched later this year, will be a platform and clearinghouse for the evaluation, registration and financing of climate mitigation and other sustainability-focused projects. The registry will focus on climate projects that can contribute meaningfully to the reduction of global and regional radiative forcing (RF), both in the near-term and longer-term, while providing additional environmental and human health co-benefits in concert with UN Sustainable Development Goals. As Executive Director, Mr. Pillai will provide strategic management for the Registry, directing the launch and operation of the Registry, and ensuring the integrity and quality of services provided.
Before agreeing to serve as SCS Global Registry's Executive Director, Mr. Pillai was head of research and development at Delos, where he led the creation of the WELL Building Standard. He was also Executive Director of the Well Living Lab, exploring the relationship between building operations with occupant health. Earlier, he worked at the Earth Institute at Columbia University on the Millennium Villages Project – a proof of concept to implement projects directed at the Millennium Development Goals, the precursor to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This project involved outreach and engagement with more than 300,000 participants in eleven African countries.
Mr. Pillai holds a master's degree in international affairs from the School of International and Public Policy at Columbia University, speaking before industry audiences and policymakers around the world.
"I am honored to have been chosen to serve as Executive Director of the SCS Global Registry," said Mr. Pillai. "The registry will create important new opportunities for global climate project financing, addressing long-lived greenhouse gases, short-lived climate pollutants, and non-emissions sources of planetary warming under one umbrella approach built on the latest climate science from the IPCC."
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