About ICF

Chris Steuer

Senior Director, Climate Planning + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow

Chris is a climate change and sustainability professional with nearly 20 years of experience advising and guiding corporations, federal agencies, and higher education institutions on greenhouse gas accounting and management approaches, net-zero energy and emission strategies, and sustainable programs and solutions.

Chris works to develop sustainable solutions to climate change challenges. His work includes greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting, setting emission reduction goals, and designing and applying net-zero strategies. He also focuses on establishing and tracking sustainability metrics, developing sustainability reporting procedures, disclosing progress, and evaluating progress toward achieving sustainability goals.

As a climate change and sustainability professional, Chris supports dozens of commercial clients across diverse sectors, including consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, higher education, telecommunications, and shipping and logistics. He helps businesses assess, disclose, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions within their operations and value chain.

Chris also supports federal, state, and local government entities in their climate change responses. He developed sustainability management tools, resources, and strategies for federal clients, including the National Park Service, U.S. Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. House of Representatives.

Earlier in his career, Chris served as the sustainability director and chief of staff for Millersville University and led the performance and certification of one of the best-performing zero-energy buildings in the nation.

  • M.S. Physical Geography, Penn State University
  • B.S., Earth Sciences, Penn State University
  • S.E.P., Sustainability Excellence Professional, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
  • Certificate, Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health