Erin Leitheiser

Erin is part of BSR’s nature and climate teams, where she focuses on the climate/nature nexus, supporting companies in evaluating impacts and implementing nature-based solutions that further both biodiversity and decarbonization goals. She also works closely with companies on supplier engagement for Scope 3 emissions reductions, helping to develop resources like the Supplier Engagement Guide and the Climate Fit: Net Zero Training course on the SME Climate Hub.

Prior to joining BSR, Erin was an Assistant Professor in Sustainability Governance at Copenhagen Business School, where she continues to maintain her academic appointment and publish on topics related to business sustainability. Prior to earning her PhD, Erin worked as a CSR manager at Target, where she built external 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 PhD in Sustainability Governance from Copenhagen Business School, a MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Honors History from Gustavus Adolphus College.