take4-(2)Clara Chow, Principal, is the founder of Cura Consulting Group. With extensive experience in the sustainability arena, Clara specializes in strategy and business development. Her work encompasses: commercializing clean technologies; restructuring to promote innovation; customer value and positioning analysis; a framework for green business/sustainable enterprise; and a qualitative investment methodology which combines critical market and non-market factors. Also as a serial entrepreneur, Clara started several other companies including a talent management firm and a global clean technology engineering solutions development business.

Prior to founding this company, Clara was part of the management team at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the EPA, she pioneered a planning process for resource allocation based on data analytics of environmental performance. Her technical and risk assessment expertise supported Superfund ligation; the creation of human health exposure standards for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act emission permits; and the enforcement of over 150 administrative, civil, and judicial actions brought under the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts.

Clara continues to lecture domestically and internationally on sustainable development topics. Recognized for her technical achievements, she was honored at EPA’s Commemorative Poster of Contemporary Women Scientists and Engineers for “Making a Difference in Environmental Protection” and was awarded one of the Top 50 Women in Science by the National Technical Association.  As a Sloan Fellows graduate, Clara holds a M.B.A. from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. She also has a Masters of Engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts University.             cchow@cura-cg.com

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