Samantha (Sam) directs BSR’s intersectional work on climate change and people, spearheading corporate action on climate justice. This includes how businesses can build the resilience of communities most affected by the climate crisis across their value chains and how they can center equity in their climate solutions. She directs the Value Chain Risk to Resilience initiative, bringing together leading companies to collectively address climate risk through resilience strategies that center their vital communities.
Before joining BSR, Sam worked on the Climate Action Network international policy team, where she drove the development of common positions for hundreds of NGOs during the climate negotiations. Sam was previously at the NGO, Islands First, advising Pacific small island nations on climate change and oceans policy.
Sam holds an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.