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Jodi Manning

Chief Executive OfficerCool Effect

San Francisco, CA

Member Since March 2024


Jodi Manning serves as CEO of Cool Effect, a San Francisco Bay Area 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world through the support of high quality carbon projects. As Cool Effect’s CEO, Jodi Manning is tasked with helping to accelerate business growth, foster organizational development, and drive outsized impact. Since joining Cool Effect at its founding in 2015, Jodi has held several roles overseeing multiple facets of the business, including strategy and sales, corporate partnerships, marketing efforts, carbon credit inventory and financials. Prior to joining Cool Effect, Jodi was SVP of digital strategy and content for Touchstorm, where she led the delivery team for Fortune 500 companies interested in using video as new media. Previously, Jodi served as Creative Director at Digitas, Arnold Communications, and Ogilvy & Mather. Her deep understanding of the role carbon emissions play in climate change, combined with her marketing acumen and creative skill, have cultivated Jodi’s expertise, helping her to develop a series of simple ways for anyone to take meaningful climate action. In addition to providing business leaders with these effective ways to act on existing sustainability goals, Jodi works closely with executives and corporate decision makers on a strategic level to craft solutions for their business goals that will make a real impact for the planet and its people. Now, with over a decade of leadership experience under her belt, Jodi is excited about the opportunity to share her industry insights, leadership lessons and advice with other environmentally-conscious business leaders. Jodi resides in the Bay Area with her family and is an enthusiast of local food and the environment that fosters it.

Published content

Why businesses should utilize high-quality carbon credits


High-quality carbon credits have a role to play in addressing a company’s climate priorities.

Sustainable design ideas: 9 renovation tips for your next location

expert panel

Smarter, greener solutions to expand your business and save money. Leading a business that is still thriving and relevant to its consumers in today's tight economy is no easy feat. Having the bandwidth to launch a second brick-and-mortar location to serve a different target audience in another location is even more remarkable, but there are certain details that, if implemented correctly, can help companies save on the lifecycle of projected building costs over the long term. Below, nine Fast Company Executive Board members each offer a sustainable design idea for the architectural renovation plans for the space. They also discuss some of the structural pitfalls to watch out for.

Don’t let the ambiguity of corporate claims keep your business from making an impact


You don’t have to put your business in jeopardy to take meaningful climate action.

Company details

Cool Effect

Company bio

Cool Effect is a San Francisco Bay Area 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to reducing carbon emissions around the world. Endorsed by 1% for the Planet, its mission is to educate and then inspire businesses and individuals to take measurable action against climate change by purchasing scientifically verified carbon credits from the world’s highest quality projects. It returns more than 90% of each donation directly to its project partners and, since its launch at the Paris COP in 2015, has helped projects receive compensation for over eight million tonnes of emission reductions. Like the Butterfly Effect, The Ripple Effect, and others, a single action can have global impact.


Social impact & nonprofit

Area of focus

Environmental Consulting

Company size

2 - 10