Dr. Shannon Lloyd
Associate Professor, Management
Shannon Lloyd is an associate professor in the John Molson School of Business and a member of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre at Concordia University. She began her career in operations and product development, and then transitioned to an applied research and consulting role. During this time, she developed methods for assessing the life cycle environmental performance of products, processes, and organizations. Dr. Lloyd’s research focuses on:
Studying the (mis)alignment of corporate environmental performance with collective environmental goals, such as the Paris Agreement temperature goal
Assessing the potential environmental impact of emerging technologies and practices, with a particular focus on sustainable aviation
Integrating the work environment(worker health and safety) into environmental life cycle assessment
- Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
- M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
- B.S. in General Engineering (Systems Engineering and Design), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Expertise
- Life Cycle Assessment
- Greenhouse Gas Accounting
- Supply Chain Sustainability
- Corporate Sustainability
- Worker Health & Safety
Learn more about Professor Lloyd's research group
Watch Professor Lloyd's talk on science-based targets
Read about Professor Lloyd's research assessing corporate environmental efforts
Read about student Zeynab Yousefzadeh's LCA on pulse water jet coating removal
Watch us give an overview of our study on science based target setting methods
Read about our study on methods for setting science based targets
Watch postdoc Anders Bjørn discuss methods for setting science based targets
Watch graduate students present ongoing life cycle assessment research
Listen to Professor Lloyd discuss interdisciplinary research
Watch Professor Lloyd participate in a roundtable discussion on green aviation
Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Bjørn, A., Lloyd, S.M., Brander, M., & Matthews, H.D. (2022). Renewable energy certificates threaten the integrity of corporate science-based targets. Nature Climate Change, 12, 539–546.
Bjørn, A., Tilsted, J.P., Addas, A, & Lloyd, S.M. (2022). Can science-based targets make the private sector Paris-aligned? A review of the emerging evidence. Current Climate Change Reports.
Bjørn, A., Lloyd, S., & Matthews, D. (2022). Reply to Comment on 'From the Paris Agreement to corporate climate commitments: evaluation of seven methods for setting "science-based" emission targets'. Environmental Research Letters, 17, 038001.
Bjørn, A., Lloyd, S., & Matthews, D. (2021). From the Paris Agreement to corporate climate commitments: Evaluation of seven methods for setting science-based emission targets. Environmental Research Letters, 16, 054019.
Dostaler, I., Lloyd, S., Nsakanda, A.L. & Virk, R.R.K. (2017). Measuring the competitiveness of Canadian national airports under various regulatory and ownership structures: A scenario analysis approach. 21th Air Transport Research Society Conference, Antwerp, Belgium.
Life Cycle Assessment of Emerging Technologies
Yousefzadeh, Z., & Lloyd, S.M. (2021). Prospective Life Cycle Assessment as a Tool for Environmentally Responsible Innovation.2021 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS).
Rezvani Rad, M., Ngaokere, K., Lloyd, S.M., & McDonald, A. (2021). Techno-Economic Assessment of Multi-Layered Coating-Based Resistive Heating Systems and Conventional Heat Tracing Cables for Industry Pipes Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 30, 1393–1409.
Thabrew, L., Lloyd, S.M., Cypcar, C.C, Hamilton, J.D., & Ries, R. (2008) Life Cycle Assessment of Water-based Acrylic Floor Finish Maintenance Programs. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 13(1) 65-74.
R Clift and S Lloyd (2008) Nanotechnology: A New Organism in the Industrial Ecosystem? Journal of Industrial Ecology, 12(3) 259-262.
Lloyd, S.M., Lave, L.B., & Matthews, H.S. (2005). Life Cycle Benefits of Using Nanotechnology to Stabilize PGM Particles in Automotive Catalysts. Environmental Science & Technology, 39(5) 1384-1392.
Lloyd S.M. & Lave, L.B. (2003) Life Cycle Economic and Environmental Implications of Using Nanocomposites in Automobiles. Environmental Science & Technology, 37(15) 3458-3466.
Worker Health and Safety
Scanlon, K.A., Gray, G.M., Francis, R.A., Lloyd, S.M., & LaPuma, P. (2013). The work environment disability adjusted life year for use with life cycle assessment: a methodological approach. Environmental Health, 12(21).
Lloyd, S., Scanlon, K., & Lengacher, D. (2012). Improving Life Cycle Assessment by Considering Worker Health and Comparing Alternatives Based on Relative Efficiency. In: Subic A., Wellnitz J., Leary M., Koopmans L. (eds) Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2012. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Lloyd, S.M. & Schmitt K.A. (2015). Survey of Approaches for Including the Impact of Technology on Society in Canadian Engineering Undergraduate Curricula. International Journal of Engineering Education, 30(4) 977–991.
Lloyd, S.M. & Ries, R. (2007) Characterizing, Propagating, and Analyzing Uncertainty in Life-Cycle Assessment: A Survey of Quantitative Approaches. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 11(1) 161-179.
Thurston, D.L, Lloyd, S.M., & Wallace, J. (1994) Considering customer preferences for environmental protection in material selection. Materials & Design, 15(4) 203-209.
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