For those working to advance sustainability in their organizations, the going can get tough. How can we catalyze transformation, at the scale and rate needed right now? Join Dr. Renée Lertzman, leading expert on applying psychology to our climate and environmental threats, as she shares a playbook on best practice for engaging people across private and public sectors.
Renée Lertzman joins us from her home in Marin County north of San Francisco. For 30 years Renée has been building a practice that applies psychological insights to how sustainability, environment and climate practitioners can be more effective at reaching people. She earned a Master’s in environmental rhetoric from UNC Chapel Hill, and her PhD from Cardiff University in Wales, in Social Science. Since 2011 Renée has been running a consultancy, partnering with organizations such as WWF, NRDC, Skoll Global Threats Fund, the Alliance for Climate Education, the Endangered Species Coalition and Google. She speaks and works internationally - and has presented at CRED. Her work has been featured recently in Rolling Stone, CNN, NPR, and the New Yorker. She has been awarded grants from the KR Foundation and the 11th Hour Project, to launch a new initiative called Project InsideOut, providing tools and resources for the sustainability sector.
This talk is part of Columbia's Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership, which deals with a fundamental question of sustainability management: how to change organizations and more complex systems, such as communities, industries, and markets, by integrating sustainability concerns in the way that they operate.