James Sun

James Sun

  • Climate-Aligned Industries

James is an associate in the Climate-Aligned Industries’ Cement and Concrete team. The team is currently involved in a project to inform the Indian government about adopting the green public procurement (GPP) policy for cement, concrete, and steel. They also analyze the US cement industry’s decarbonization levers, including CCUS, while collaborating with other industry teams to create low-carbon industrial hubs in LA and Houston. As the “chief fun officer,” they advocate a healthy, honest, and collaborative team culture in both their home team and CAI.


James coauthored two book chapters and a few articles on Asian–American history and was invited to speak at conferences, including a symposium at the Library of Congress about the Federal Writers’ Project and a conference on Southeast American history.
He taught English to middle schoolers in South Korea for a year-long Fulbright Fellowship, in addition to middle school ESL, Algebra, and Computer Science. James also mentored students on the college application process each year, tutored over 1,000 hours in various subjects.
He was a research analyst at Yale Office of Sustainability, crafting sustainability action plans for each residential college and other departments and serving as a data analyst for Data-Driven EnviroLab, where they coauthored a Nature paper on climate change data and for Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, where they analyzed survey data and authored an article on climate security.


BA, Statistics & Data Science, Yale University
BA, Global Affairs, Yale University
Certificate, Certificate of Advanced Language Study for Chinese, Yale University
Executive Certificate, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Executive Education, University of Houston
Certificate, TESOL/TEFL Certification, ITTT
Certificate, Certificate in Teaching Business English, ITTT