Samantha joined WRI in 2000 and currently manages the Next Practice Collaborative in WRI’s Markets & Enterprise program. She leads work focused on engaging companies to develop bold strategies to close the gap between today’s best practices and the types of ‘next’ practices that will be required in a low-carbon economy. Samantha is particularly interested in solutions at the intersection of innovative corporate strategy and low-carbon development.
Samantha previously led WRI’s U.S. Climate Business Group, a cross-sector network of 36 Fortune 500 companies. With a common interest in developing strategies to thrive in a carbon-constrained economy, companies shared experiences and insights on: building internal support; exploring emission reduction opportunities; and navigating the dynamic climate policy landscape. Samantha has worked directly with dozens of companies on renewable energy procurement, greenhouse gas management strategies and adaptation approaches, and has authored or co-authored multiple works on those topics.
Prior to WRI, Samantha spent several years working with local environmental nonprofit groups on fundraising, outreach, and event organization. She also worked in the private sector in communications, administration, and human resources capacities.
Samantha has a BSc (Hons) in International Relations from the University of London. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughter.