Manager, Corporate Relations
Kathryn Klem is a Manager of Corporate Relations within the Business Center and Development teams at WRI. In this capacity, she works with companies to support their sustainability ambitions and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and equitable future. Kathryn helps companies map their most urgent sustainability priorities, connect them to relevant WRI subject matter experts, and identify areas of shared ambition. She provides strategic support to identify impact and philanthropic opportunities with the private sector and has a robust knowledge of sustainable business trends, including through her participation in the Science Based Targets for Nature (SBTN).
Prior to joining WRI, Kathryn worked at TNC’s Boston office, where she led the chapter’s major donor engagement strategy, assisted in donor cultivation and stewardship plans, and assisted efforts to better engage chapter board members.
Prior to her work within the environmental arena, Kathryn gained valuable volunteer management and event experience at the Tufts’ University alumni office.
Kathryn holds a BA in History and Psychology from Stonehill College, and an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Originally from New Hampshire, she enjoys traveling, meeting new people, reading, and her rescue-pup, Benson. Passionate about running, she also co-leads Type One Run’s DC Chapter – a running group and community that empowers Type 1 diabetics to ‘run faster than their lows’.