Maria Carolina Fujihara

Founder and CEO of SINAI Technologies

Pronouns: She/her

Nominated by Chisato Fukuda Calvert

SINAI Technologies

Maria Fujihara is founder and CEO of SINAI Technologies, the world’s leading decarbonization-as-a-service platform to measure, analyze, reduce and price emissions using science-based methodologies. An architecture graduate, Maria worked as technical coordinator at Brazil’s Green Building Council (GBC) before founding Sinai. At GBC, she disseminated sustainable construction concepts through courses and lectures of the LEED Certification and Homes Referential at the national and international levels. Maria moved to California after finishing her work at GBC where she enrolled in Singularity University. Maria experienced her “a-ha” moment when as a student, she realized that technology and environmentalism go hand in hand. Maria is passionate about changing people’s minds and hearts through hope and empathy in order to achieve sustainability.

Thematic photo by Bryan Williams