Yve Torrie

Director of Sustainability Programs

(617) 502-6247


Yve joined A Better City in October 2013 and oversees key aspects of sustainability programming. She fosters emission reductions and ensures climate preparedness planning in Boston and the region’s commercial real estate and business sectors. She leads the research, programming, events, and engagement of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, oversees the development of A Better City’s Sustainable Buildings Initiative and represents A Better City on climate resilience matters that relate to the commercial sector.

Previously, Yve worked at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she managed two environmental programs. The first focused on educating the public about climate change science, and the second promoted the development of sustainable systems of production and consumption where she led an initiative that convened several of the nation’s largest retailers to support the usage of safer chemicals in consumer products.

Yve received a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Recently, she became one of the first Certified Climate Change Professionals (CC-P®) from the Association of Climate Change Officers.