BSR Members Only
Date and Time
September 20, 2023
9:30 am-11:00 am EDT
Climate Change | Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
This event will emphasize the importance of co-creating climate justice solutions with actors across different sectors—including civil society organizations that work closely with affected stakeholders.
Speakers will share insights and learnings from climate justice co-creation, and will introduce examples of co-creation across sectors, including the objectives of and learnings from the Transform to Net Zero initiative’s climate justice working group. Together we will explore motivation, challenges, opportunities, and learnings from co-creation in a climate justice context, and we invite participants to share learnings, success stories or challenges from their own experiences with climate justice and co-creation.
- Danielle Decatur, Director of Environmental Justice, Microsoft
- Jennifer Horning, Head of Corporate Engagement and Partnerships, Solidaridad
- Trina Malik, Vice President of Global Programs, Institute for Sustainable Communities
- Deb Gallagher, Director, Climate Change, BSR
Director, Climate Change, BSR
Deb leads BSR’s climate work in the US. She works closely with BSR’s external partnership teams to accelerate decarbonization while engendering climate justice. She works with Transform to Net Zero (TONZ) collaborative initiative members to amplify leadership behaviors that promote a just and resilient future. Deb leads efforts to create a series of TONZ Transformation Guides on issues such as climate transition action plans (CTAPs), climate policy engagement, and climate justice.
Prior to joining BSR, Deb was a professor at Duke University, where she led the Business and Environment program. Her research focused on business leadership behaviors required to advance sustainability, including stakeholder relationship management, ESG data acquisition and use, public policy engagement, and design of strategic partnerships. Over the course of 20 years at Duke, she mentored over 200 sustainability leaders. Prior to Duke, she held environmental leadership positions in manufacturing and government.
Deb holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University