Isshu Kikuma

Isshu Kikuma

Career Interests

Consulting, Corporate Sustainability, Renewable Energy Project Development

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy and Environment & Corporate Sustainability
Master’s Project: Identifying potential sites for solar energy in NC given physical constraints and economic factors 
Coursework: Energy Technology, Energy Economics, Business Strategies, and Finance  
Bachelor of Arts, May 2016
State University of New York at Geneseo
Major: Economics / Geography
Minor: Environmental Studies

Professional Experience

Scope 3 Emission Analyst, Cree, Durham, NC
Assessing Cree’s Scope 3 emissions and energy savings from its LED lights and identifying the best way of presenting sustainability of the company itself and its products to its stakeholders. Researching the performances of its products, wastes from manufacturing, energy use in shipping. Conducting the life cycle analysis for its products. Fall2017 - Present
Solar Energy Policy Intern, Southern Environmental Law Center, Nashville, TN
Analyzed Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) wholesale structure and relationship to renewables deployment and modeled solar energy’s potential capacity and savings. Developed an understanding of TVA’s financial incentives of its operations. Researched potential demand of renewable energy from private sectors in TVA’s service territory and the City of Nashville. Summer 2017
B Corp Clinic Sustainability Consultant, B Lab, Raleigh, NC
Partnered with Galuku Group, a manufacturer of products using coconut husks to obtain certified for B Certification. Recommended business structures and operations to improve B Corp scores. Created database of GHG emissions from electricity use in NC office and manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka. Spring 2017
Energy Team Intern, Greenpeace Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Collected and analyzed data on electricity pricing and renewable energy capacity in preparation for the liberalization of Japan’s electricity market. Created presentations for the politicians and the public attendees on restarting Japanese nuclear power plants, German utility system of renewable energy, and radioactive material at the National Diet conferences. Summer 2015
Solar Energy Market Research Intern, The Solar Foundation, Washington D.C.                                       
Researched the Feed-In Tariff of solar energy in the U.S., Germany, and Japan; deepened understanding potential concerns of the Japanese FiT system. Summer 2014

Additional Information

Unilever Competition Semi-Finalist, Net Impact Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Chosen as one of the six teams in North America to present a business idea of attracting digital customers while practicing sustainability and social responsibility to Unilever Executives. Researched Unilever’s environmental footprint in their operations and analyzed the environmental benefits of our business plan to reduce their environmental impacts. Fall 2016


business development
energy efficiency
excel modeling
project management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government