IMAGINE Leaders – Mark Lyra

Mark Lyra

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, Senior Director Energy Innovation

A true global citizen having lived and worked in Hong Kong, France, Brazil, and the USA, I naturally see local opportunities in the international context. I am a seasoned professional able to anticipate market trends and have a proven track record of driving innovation in sustainable solutions across multiple industries. Through strategic partnerships, I have spearheaded multimillion-dollar investments in emission reduction solutions, expanding renewable portfolios in mobility, agriculture, chemical, and power generation sectors. My commitment to fostering cross-sector collaboration included work with companies like Coca-Cola, Bayer, Vale, and NGOs like WWF, Solidaridad, and RMI developing sustainability certification schemes that have become global standards. These efforts have resulted in significant strides in achieving sustainability goals across supply chains and positioned the organizations I’ve served at as leaders in the transition to a low carbon economy.

Currently, I am spearheading the development of CarbonPrime, a digital solution at the intersection of global finance and physical operations to tackle SCOPE 3 emissions. CarbonPrime leverages primary data shared among supply chain partners, resolving reliance on often inaccurate reference-based emission data, to identify and monetize intervention opportunities. In this context, I partnered with World Bank, IETA, and IFC to conclude the first digitally native carbon transaction.

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