Senior Director and Architect of the Drawdown Solutions Framework at Project Drawdown
Chad Frischmann is the co-author, lead researcher and architect of the Drawdown Solutions Framework, the engine underpinning the New York Times best-seller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (Penguin, 2017) and the Drawdown Review (February, 2020). Leading a global team of researchers, Chad designed integrated global models to assess the world’s most effective climate solutions and determine if, when, and how the world can reach “drawdown,” the point in time when the concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases begins to decline on a year-to-year basis. As head of research and technology since Project Drawdown’s inception, Chad is a key spokesperson and coalition-builder dedicated to sharing the message and model of the Drawdown Framework to the world.
Chad’s interdisciplinary background in public policy, human rights, sustainable development, and environmental conservation, informs his work as a systems strategist to build a new, regenerative future with cascading benefits to human and planetary well-being.
Chief Integrity Officer, SNC-Lavalin, Former Regional Compliance Officer, Siemens Canada, Former Chair, EthicsCentre of Canada
Non-Executive Director, Air France, F&C Investment Trust, Marshall Motors, AIC