When asked about life after graduation, Stephanie Lavallato '13 said, "Since my time at Ithaca, I’ve always been interested in the intersection of business and environmental and social change. I first started my career in San Francisco as a marketing data analyst at CREDO Mobile, a cell phone company that uses a portion of its revenue to donate to progressive nonprofits and fund its own activism arm, CREDO Action (it was my analysis skills from my time as a research assistant for the IC ENVS department that landed me the job!). I eventually moved into a partnerships role, where I managed relationships with the nonprofits we funded, such as 350.org, Color Of Change, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
After 5 years, I left CREDO to join a nonprofit called CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) based in NYC, an organization that works with corporations and investors to measure and manage their environmental impacts, where I now leverage my skills in both data and partnerships. As CDP’s Global Data Manager for the Investor Initiatives team, I oversee our commercial data licensing partnerships in the financial sector. It is our team’s mission to shift capital to a low-carbon economy. We facilitate this by helping investors, banks, and companies alike use CDP's corporate environmental data to assess their business or investment risks from climate change and recognize the financial opportunities in the low-carbon transition.
I have become increasingly interested in the role of capital markets in reversing climate change. To further explore this interest, I recently started a part-time MBA in Sustainability at Bard College with the goal of increasing my business and financial sector knowledge through the lens of sustainability."