Cécile Faraud is Technical Lead for Clean Construction, supporting cities in driving zero carbon construction by 2050, with a focus on reducing carbon from materials and machinery.

Before C40, Cécile managed the London City-Business Leaders initiative at CDP, aiming to align the city and businesses’ climate ambitions and actions. The partnership comprises the Greater London Authority, 11 global companies operating in London such as Tesco, Sky, Siemens and Landsec, and NGO partners CDP, C40 and The B Team. She had previously shaped and led the Circular Economy programme for the city of Peterborough (UK), authoring blogs on the Circular Economy. When based in Bangkok, she has also worked on French and South-East Asian collaboration for sustainable development and cross-cutting regional issues.

She holds an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London (UCL) and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Geography from IRIS Sup’ (France) and the Sorbonne respectively.