We’re Sust Global
Meet the scientists, engineers, data specialists and operators transforming climate intelligence
When our founders met on a panel called “Driving sustainable solutions in an era of data abundance,” they knew they’d found the way they wanted to drive change.
At Sust Global, we believe that real change happens when people with passion and integrity work together for something larger than themselves.
Headquartered in San Francisco, the Sust Global team comes from all across the globe, with experience working at leading geospatial technology companies (Planet Labs, Orbital Insight) and climate data providers (Trucost, Tomorrow, Moody’s, 427). Our academic backgrounds include PhDs, MBAs and MScs from the world’s leading institutions.
The Sust Global team
Josh Gilbert is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder at Sust Global, and a global expert in climate tech, geospatial analytics and sustainable finance. Josh is a regular speaker on these topics, is a published author (Risk Books), and has been quoted in publications such as TechCrunch, Reuters and the Financial Times. Josh holds a BA & MSc in Economics & International Development.
CTO & Head of Product
Gopal serves as CTO and Head of Product. He is known for agile engineering execution from concept to scalable high quality products. He has been an invited speaker at global industry conferences like Google Cloud Next and leading technical conferences in the machine learning space such as ICML, CVPR and NeurIPS. Previously he led the Analytics Engineering team at Planet Labs (NYSE:PL); prior to that he led the algorithm engineering development of Dolby’s (NYSE: DLB) first imaging display product, the Emmy Award winning Dolby Professional Reference Monitor. Gopal holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California and completed the Ignite Program, connecting technologists with new commercial ventures, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Alastair is COO and leads growth operations. After experiencing first-hand the financial impacts of climate events as a hedge fund manager almost 20 years ago, he helped build industry pioneer Trucost (S&P Sustainable1). Today he is inspired by the opportunity to make climate intelligence accessible to millions of organizations and communities. He is a CFA Charterholder and has an MSc in environmental economics.
Global Director of Marketing
Katie is a marketing leader who has spent the last decade scaling global tech challengers. At Sust, Katie leads all things marketing and communications. Katie has recently completed a MSc in Behaviour Change from UCL and is passionate about applying behavioural science to drive the adoption of sustainable innovation.
Senior Data Science Engineer
Matt Cooper is the Senior Data Science Engineer at Sust, where his work runs the gamut from engineering data piplines to thinking critically about risk models to improving Sust’s platform. Before working at Sust, Matt was a Data Science Postdoc that Harvard School of Public Health, where he researched the effects of heatwaves and droughts on food security and health. Matt is passionate about making falsifiable predictions about the future, and using new evidence to update his mental and computational models.
Director of Programs
Kitty is the Director of Programs, working closely with the CEO to make Sust more productive and successful. Her responsibilities straddle operations, communications and growth. Kitty is passionate about early-stage startups and building remote teams.
Senior Software Engineer
JP is a Software Engineer at Sust, where he helps build the infrastructure, platform, and data tools that are the foundation for all of our products. He is passionate about bridging the gap between data and platform teams to create high-impact software. Before Sust, JP worked with several multi-disciplinary teams to create backend systems in multiple industries such as healthcare, investments, financial services, and e-commerce. Other JP’s interests include blogging about tech, cloud architecture, data engineering, and new programming languages.
Content marketing manager
Jess is a content marketing specialist experienced in developing and scaling effective digital media strategies in early stage startups. At Sust, Jess is working to build our community of climate-conscious operators and bringing to life a varied calendar of interesting and informative digital content. Jess studied history, and she holds a first-class honours undegraduate degree and an MPhil.
Climate Data Scientist
Tristan is a data scientist passionate about bringing the latest in AI to climate risk modeling. At Sust, Tristan helps build new tools for risk assessment based on the latest in machine learning and climate data. Tristan has completed a MS in Statistics and a PhD in Earth Science from Stanford University, where his research focused on modeling drought and heat impacts on freshwater systems.
Senior Platform Engineer
Taylor is a Senior Platform Engineer at Sust where she works on core infrastructure and software. Prior to Sust, Taylor was a technical lead in the cyber security space. She is passionate about managing data at scale, and making systems go really really fast.
Climate Solutions Engineer
Chris is a full-stack geospatial data scientist and engineer, with a background in climate risk analytics. He’s passionate about data accessibility, climate action, and sustainable decision making. Prior to joing Sust, he worked as a resilience scientist at UC Santa Cruz, and as an engineering lead at Apple Maps.
Jean-Loup Pinson is our Operations Manager. He holds a MEng in Civil Engineering and a MSc in Urban Planning. Over the past decade, he has built up a strong experience in finance and operations as well as project management in various industries such as public transport planning firms or not-for-profit organisations. He is deeply passionate about data-driven solutions to tackle and adapt to our environment crisis.
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