Cassie Flynn, ioby co-founder 
Advisor to the Prime Minister of Fiji as COP 23 President & Global Climate Change Advisor, United Nations
Brooklyn, NY

Cassie Flynn has provided strategic advisory services to UN bodies and other international organizations, national, state and local governments, multi-billion dollar companies, and civil society groups on climate change and sustainability issues. As a Climate Change Policy Specialist with the United Nations Development Programme, Cassie supported countries in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations and provided technical advice to countries on finance, capacity building, adaptation and technology.  In 2011, Cassie authored “Blending Climate Finance through National Climate Funds,” a guidebook on designing and establishing national funds.  
 
Prior to UNDP, Cassie worked in both the public and private sectors.  She worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, where she helped to reduce emissions from diesel engines in schools buses, ports, and construction equipment. With the U.S. State Department, Cassie spent time in Fiji where she analyzed the viability of developing a biofuels industry as a part of the country’s response to the impacts of climate change and shifting trade rules. In the private sector, Cassie has helped companies develop strategies to address climate change, advising them on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction targets and identifying opportunities for short and long-term business gains. She also advised companies on how U.S. climate legislation would affect a company’s operations
 
Cassie earned her Master’s in Environmental Management from the Yale University and undergraduate degrees in government and environmental studies from Bowdoin College. The Rockefeller Foundation awarded Cassie and her co-founders at ioby the 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal for New Technology and Innovation.