Zola Berger

Target Analyst WRI


Zola Berger-Schmitz is a Research Analyst at the SBTi based within WRI's Business Center. As part of the Target Validation Team, she works on evaluating company targets, and is helping support the upcoming implementation of the SBTi's Corporate Net-Zero Standard.

Zola has a wide breadth of experience across the corporate sustainability arena and the public sector. Prior to her current role, she served as a sustainability analyst at American Honda Motor Company. At Honda, she helped spearhead the company's regional climate resilience strategy, and co-led the development of a green finance framework for North America. Before entering the private sector, Zola worked at the US Senate, and served as a climate intern at the Atlanta Mayor's Office of Resilience.

Zola holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in Political Science and Music from Emory University, where she was a Robert Woodruff Scholar and a Udall Scholar.