Arup leader Brian Swett joins Boston Green Ribbon Commission

Ozgur Gungor Ozgur Gungor Americas Press Office,New York
17 November 2022

Arup congratulates Brian Swett, Americas East Leader and Principal, for his appointment to the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC), a visionary group co-chaired by Mayor Michelle Wu propelling Boston toward a climate safe, carbon free, equitable future. As a member representing Arup, Swett will work with 35 institutional, business, and civic leaders to support Boston in implementing its Climate Action Plan with the goal of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2050.

Swett is a nationally recognized leader in climate change and sustainability, with more than 20 years of experience working with municipal governments, private sector organizations, federal governments, and nonprofits. His expertise includes sustainability strategy, energy and climate policy, green buildings, and performance management. He has played a key role overseeing Arup's involvement in major efforts to address climate change at the state and municipal level, including the Carbon Free Boston plan, the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap, and the Lower Mystic Regional Critical Infrastructure Climate Risk Assessment.


Brian’s long engagement on climate, energy, and sustainability issues in Boston and New England will make a strong addition to the expertise of the GRC membership. We also appreciate the collaboration we have had with Brian and his team on important projects and initiatives, notably the Carbon Free Boston report, which was foundational to the carbon emissions reductions strategies now being implemented under the leadership of my GRC co-chair, Mayor Wu. ” Amos B Hostetter, Jr. Co-Chair Boston Green Ribbon Commission

Launched in 2010 at the request of then-Mayor Menino, GRC has made critical contributions to the development of the City of Boston’s climate strategy. In alignment with Arup’s mission and values, GRC directly engages the city’s key business and civic leaders in the design and implementation of climate adaptation and mitigation strategy, aiming to accelerate the pace of change and match the scale of transformation to the scope of challenges posed by climate change.

I’m thrilled to be joining the GRC at this critical time in the City’s journey to becoming carbon neutral, climate resilient, and socially just. Mayor Wu’s Green New Deal is a globally leading plan of action for Boston, and I look forward to leading Arup’s support and involvement in the GRC to help deliver a more sustainable city. ” Brian  Swett Brian Swett Principal, Americas East Leader

Swett guides Arup’s ongoing activities with C40 in the Americas, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. In addition to his role on the GRC, he currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Energy and Climate Leadership Council and is a member of the Urban Land Institute's Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate Advisory Board. Prior to joining Arup, Swett served as the Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space for the City of Boston under Mayor Tom Menino and Mayor Marty Walsh.