Mr. Matthew Yamatin is a professionally certified civil engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional with a Building Design and Construction specialty, but more importantly, a change agent focused on making a net positive impact for people and the planet. An expert in developing strategic organizational responses to the leading environmental and social issues of our time, he has led businesses and schools towards achieving aspiration goals such as carbon neutrality and green building certification. He is the owner/operator of Decoding Sustainability and Sustainability Manager at the International School of Beijing.

example engagements:

Biogen (Corporate Sustainability): Adviser to Sustainability Director with oversight and technical administration of data management collection / reporting system and preparation of external investor and media disclosures since 2012. Strategic initiative planning and implementation such as Net Carbon Neutral initiative. Example results:

International School of Beijing (Sustainable Schools): Director of the school’s sustainability program working towards a long-term vision of sustainability on campus while establishing a culture of making positive impacts to people and the planet. Empowering students to investigate, plan, create, and act on sustainability-related opportunities utilizing our campus as a living laboratory to tackle real-world challenges. Examples of empowered student projects and overall sustainability program:

Florida-based property management company (Corporate Sustainability): Managed the LEED certification of three office buildings under the new LEEDv4 O+M rating system. Result one Gold level certification, two Silver level certification.