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Boards increasingly are scrutinized for their oversight of climate outcomes. To be effective, they must direct management to engage the entire enterprise in climate planning and action, effecting change across company operations. Boards need to forge a common understanding and language relating to climate, use compensation and other incentives to motivate executives, and create a culture of trust that encourages innovation, experimentation and smart risk-taking. All voices must be encouraged and heard, especially from marginalized communities who are disproportionally affected by climate. Learn from two experts who have focused on the people aspect of climate action as C Suite executives at leading beverage and technology companies.   Athena partners with Plan C Advisors to offer briefings, assessments, and workshops that provide immediate traction in your climate action planning. Learn how Athena and Plan C can help you make climate part of your competitive advantage.


Amanda North Founder, CEO

Amanda spent many years as an executive in the tech sector for companies such as Splunk and Apple before founding an online marketplace to provide economic empowerment for women in the developing world. As founder and CEO of Plan C Advisors, she is circling back to her early career in energy strategy and renewables. Background Amanda is Founder and CEO of Plan C Advisors. She also advisors founders of innovative climate-related start ups. Amanda has extensive executive, board, and advisory experience with organizations promoting clean energy and a sustainable world. Deep background in branding and positioning, go to market strategy, business development, and opportunity identification. Skilled at guiding organizations through key inflection points. She founded and led Artisan Connect, an online marketplace working with 30 artisan groups in 16 countries, to provide economic empowerment for women. Previously, she led marketing teams for fast growth B2B and B2C technology industry leaders including Splunk and Apple and served as President/Managing Partner for two preeminent digital branding agencies.

Barton Alexander Advisor

As Principal of Alexander & Associates LLC, Bart works with senior leaders, teams and entire organizations to integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability into their purpose, strategy and culture. Many organizations start down this road, then stall as they face financial, cultural and systemic challenges. Bart helps his clients to recognize fundamental issues and break through barriers, achieving common purpose, a trustworthy culture and sustainable results. Bart also works with high-potential employees and emerging leaders to develop their influence and success. Bart previously served as global Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer for Molson Coors Brewing Company. Under Bart’s leadership, Molson Coors was the global beverage sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a leader in climate change action by the Carbon Disclosure Project, a Newsweek Green sustainable company and a Top 100 Corporate Citizen by the CR Magazine. Before his corporate role, Bart served in senior public leadership roles in economic development, jobs programs and health and human services at the federal, state and local levels. Bart led public-private collaboration in areas including economic development, education focused on job readiness, welfare-to-work, home-based care for children and elders and child welfare.

Tracy Edkins CHRO, Board Member, Advisor

Tracy brings 20+ years of experience as a business-oriented HR partner for industry leaders, including Splunk, eBay, and Starbucks. She currently serves as an advisor to Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management firm where she plays a key role in assessing the leadership, organizational health, board composition and Human Capital programs of target investments in the Growth Equity space. She is a trusted advisor to CEO’s and executive management on alignment of culture throughout the organization with a strong focus on diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI). At Generation, Tracy leverages her experience in M&A and due diligence to provide a comprehensive assessment of a target company through a leadership and human capital lens. As Chief Human Resources Officer for Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK), Tracy successfully evolved its culture during a time of significant growth with a workforce strategy focused on DEI programs that drove the acquisition and retention of a diverse workforce resulting in a growth of 1,200 employees to over 5,500 in just 4 years in multiple locations and countries. Tracy was a key member of Splunk’s executive team overseeing M&A diligence, collaborating with Splunk’s Board of Directors to determine fit, along with the subsequent integration of six technology and talent company acquisitions. Tracy also worked closely with the Board on the selection of new board members and attended all board meetings and compensation committee meetings, further informing her understanding of corporate governance and procedures.

Key Details

Risk & Crisis Management

Climate Deep Dive #5: Educate and Engage Your Entire Enterprise for Climate Action

Tue, Sep 21 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)

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