Erin Leitheiser

Erin is part of BSR’s climate change team where she focuses on the development and implementation of decarbonization strategies to meet net zero goals and enhance business resilience, especially with regards to supply chains and scope 3 emissions. She does this through a combination of research, engagement with member companies, and work with BSR’s collaborative initiatives

Prior to joining BSR, Erin was an Assistant Professor in Sustainability Governance at Copenhagen Business School, where she continues to maintain her academic appointment. There, she led an international research project on sustainability management in international supply chains, and continues to publish on topics related to business sustainability. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Erin worked as a CSR Manager at Target Corporation, where she built partnerships and developed strategies for business resilience and community impact. She began her career in consulting, working on a variety of public policy and social impact projects for nonprofit, public, and private clients. 

Erin holds a Ph.D. in Sustainability Governance from Copenhagen Business School, a M.Sc. in Social Policy & Planning from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Honors History from Gustavus Adolphus College.