Melissa Vernon is the Director of Global Client Engagement at Natural Capital Partners where she oversees the delivery of successful climate programs by clients around the world.


As a leading provider of carbon neutrality and climate finance solutions, Natural Capital Partners enables clients to achieve ambitious sustainability goals by delivering strategies that create environmental, social and business value.  With more than 20 years’ experience, we’ve led the industry in developing the standards and systems for quality and credibility, sharing our insights and expertise to deliver the best client solutions.


We launched The CarbonNeutral Protocol in 2002 and it has become the global standard in carbon neutral certification, updated annually to reflect the latest best practice.  CarbonNeutral® products are now featured in’s Climate Pledge Friendly program.


Melissa’s two decade career in sustainability includes an MBA/MS from the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute, and a long career in sustainability strategy at Interface, plus technical expertise in product carbon footprinting.