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Doug Dietrich

Doug Dietrich

Strategic Initiatives, Sustainability Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Doug focuses on advancing sustainability, resilience, and ESG performance for the infrastructure engineering / construction firm and its clients in the energy, water, transportation, telecommunications, and industrial sectors. 

With a Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford and an MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri, Doug leads the initiative to halve carbon emissions by 2030 in line with science-based targets for the 13,500-person firm operating in the US, Canada, and UK.

He chairs a Construction Industry Institute research team on Capital Projects Decarbonization, has served as a Greenbuild Infrastructure Summit advisory board member, and is an ongoing contributor to ESG Navigator.

Doug brings diverse stakeholders together to align environmental and economic goals with community values, articulate priorities, define success criteria, evaluate alternatives, build business cases, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough milestones.

He has lead several multi-disciplinary teams – integrating owners, architects, engineers, scientists, specification writers, procurement professionals, materials suppliers, and construction contractors – on landmark LEED and Envision gold and platinum projects.

Doug reports to CDP and EcoVadis using ISO-aligned sustainability software to analyze Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions according to the GHG Protocol.  He also leads collaboration with the firm’s value chain partners to support their collective carbon reduction programs. 

Actively maintaining credentials in sustainable building design and construction, resilience, environmental stewardship, and community revitalization – he is also a CEEQUAL Assessor and Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Verifier.

A member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Doug holds certificates from Harvard’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment; and Executive Education programs of the UC Berkeley Law School on Sustainable Capitalism & ESG, and the Villanova Engineering and Business Schools on Sustainable Value Creation.