Chendan is the Research Associate II for WRI’s Faith and Sustainability Initiative, where she leads the development of a guidance for the application of SBTs for climate mitigation to faith-based organization’s operations and develop relevant GHG reduction strategies.

Previously, she worked for three and half years on the Science based Targets Initiative at WRI’s Business Center, which seeks to increase the private sector’s ambition to reduce GHG emissions. She co-led the development of sector specific guidance for apparel and footwear, financial institutions, and private equity firms. She also conducted technical review of over 200 companies’ and financial institutions' target submissions and developed numerous knowledge products related to science-based GHG target setting.

Chendan has experience in environmental consulting, innovation consulting, and international environmental policy research. Previously, she helped publicly-traded companies disclose Environmental, Social, and Governance information and managed the product development process for the first silkworm-protein based food in China. She also evaluated the quality of China’s public environmental data and scoped the potential of emerging technologies to fill key data gaps.

Chendan received a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Chendan is from Shanghai, China and has studied and worked in the United States for almost 10 years. She currently lives in Washington, DC and is part of a music duo performing jazz and atmospheric music and an avid home baker and cook.