Tuesday, November 16 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Kjersti Lukens: klukens3@gatech.edu

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Equitable and Inclusive Innovation for Georgia Climate Action

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business invites you to the second panel in the series of Drawdown Georgia Business Compact launch events! 

The Drawdown Georgia Business Compact leverages the collective impact of the business community to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the state through a just and sustainable transition. It is an inclusive initiative that seeks diverse participation while building on the leadership of businesses in Georgia with net zero carbon emission targets or similar ambitions.  

The Compact is designed to accelerate deployment of solutions at the scale needed to reach net zero emissions while finding ways to elevate equity, increase economic opportunity, safeguard public health, and restore the natural environment. 

This panel focuses on equitable and inclusive innovation as a key element to achieving the just and sustainable transition envisioned by this Compact.  

Discussion questions will include: 

  • How can equitable and inclusive innovation help our state achieve the just and sustainable transition envisioned by the Compact? 

  • What are the opportunities for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change risks? 

  • How can the business of agriculture contribute to increased resilience and economic opportunity across the state and region? 

We invite you to join the conversation with leading industry experts!  

Moderator: Kaye Husbands Fealing, Dean and Ivan Allen, Jr. Chair, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech  


  • Jessica Cork, Vice President - Community Engagement and Corporate Communications, YKK Corporation of America 

  • Dr. Veronica Womack, Executive Director, Rural Studies Institute, Georgia College & State University 

  • Hakon Mattson, Staff Vice President for Sustainability, Anthem, Inc. 

  • Evelyn Bolden, Senior Director, Cleantech Strategy and Investments; Cox Enterprises  

We encourage you to join us for future Compact events. Subscribe to email updates from the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business.

If your company would like more information about joining the Compact, please visit our website here, or contact David Eady via the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact Interest Form.


About the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business:  

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business was founded in 2013 to act as a catalyst and connector, bringing together students, research faculty, companies, and entrepreneurs to create an environment where business-driven solutions to sustainability challenges can take shape and thrive. In all, Scheller provides students unparalleled breadth in environmental sustainability, ethics, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and values-based leadership. 

Drawdown Georgia Business Compact: The Compact’s mission is to leverage the collective impact of our state’s business community to achieve net zero carbon emissions in Georgia by 2050 through a just, competitive, and sustainable transition.

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