Co-Director, Systems Change Lab
Rachel Jetel is Co-Director of the Systems Change Lab. The Lab is a collaborative focused on monitoring, learning from and accelerating the transformational changes required to protect both people and the planet.
As a trained systems thinker with more than a dozen years of experience working on a range of climate change issues with business, foundations, NGOs and multilateral institutions, Rachel brings a systemic approach to catalyzing partnerships, action and impact. She is determined to catalyze widespread societal action and systems change to build an equitable, net-zero and nature-positive future that limits global warming to 1.5°C and benefits every community.
Prior to joining WRI, Rachel facilitated strategy and partnerships at the We Mean Business Coalition, enabling the coalition's unique collaborative approach to impact via ambition loops of bold climate action among business and policy leaders. In this role, she oversaw deeply collaborative strategy development, fostered strategic partnerships, drove fundraising, and oversaw grant management and impact reporting. Before WMBC, Rachel was as a systems and sustainability consultant in the U.S., Asia and Europe, and had the chance to work with some of the biggest brands in the world to shape their sustainability agendas for over a decade.
Rachel is a graduate of Forum for the Future's School of Systems Change and holds a B.A. in Communication and Music from Loyola Marymount University.
Rachel lives in Chicago, IL with her husband, son and dog.
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