Environmental Equity: The Thread Between Climate and DEI

We all share a responsibility to address the root causes of climate change and reduce the footprint of our own actions. No group is immune to the effects of climate change, and our efforts to address climate risk are fundamental to the future of thriving societies. Because climate change disproportionately impacts underserved groups, eroding safety, long-term health and economic outcomes, our climate actions should be viewed through the lens of equitable opportunity, further solidifying the need for progress. This Main Stage panel will address the role we play in responding to systemic challenges that have created disparities across society, specifically focused on environmental equity.

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About The Speakers

Shannon Schuyler - PWC

Shannon Schuyler - PwC’s US Chief Purpose & Inclusion Officer

Shannon is PwC’s US Chief Purpose & Inclusion Officer - a role that brings together unique insights and perspectives from her prior roles as Chief Purpose Officer and Responsible Business Leader to the Chief Diversity Officer role. Her role also includes oversight of this same function in PwC’s Mexico and Asia Pacific America territories, as well as our Acceleration Centers, spanning eight geographic locations. Shannon also serves as the firm’s US and Mexico Climate Risk Leader. Shannon’s work activates PwC’s purpose to build trust in society and solve important problems and to create a fulfilling employee experience.

Justin Worland - TIME

Justin Worland - TIME Senior Correspondent

Justin Worland is a Washington D.C.-based senior correspondent for TIME covering climate change and the intersection of policy, politics and society. He has covered climate since 2015 and previously covered health and breaking news at TIME. In 2022, Worland was named the inaugural Climate Journalist of the Year by Covering Climate Now, a non-profit dedicated to improving climate journalism. He is a founding steering committee member at the Uproot Project, a non-profit organization that works to diversify environmental journalism. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he studied history, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. ​

Suzanne Fallender  - Prologis Inc.

Suzanne Fallender - VP Global ESG, Prologis

Suzanne leads Prologis’ global ESG strategy, stakeholder engagement activities, public reporting, and strategic initiatives to elevate the company's leadership in ESG and logistics real estate. Working with groups across Prologis, Suzanne and her team advance the integration and scale of sustainability and social impact strategies and goals, including the launch of Prologis’ net zero commitment. She proactively engages with investors, customers and other stakeholders on ESG topics, and partners closely with the company's finance, governance and IT teams on integrated ESG reporting and data strategies.

Suzanne has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of corporate responsibility and sustainable investing. Prior to joining Prologis, Suzanne served as global director of corporate responsibility at Intel Corporation where she oversaw ESG disclosure and drove the development and launch of Intel’s 2030 corporate responsibility strategy and sustainability goals. During her tenure at Intel, she also led the company's human rights program, technology inclusion programs for girls and women, and helped build the company's supply chain responsibility programs and disclosures. Prior to Intel, she served as vice president at Institutional Shareholder Services where she led the company’s social investment research division. .

Veena Jayadeva - BRAC

Veena Jayadeva - BRAC USA Board Member and Diversity in Sustainability Advisor

Veena Jayadeva is a sustainability leader with extensive experience in financial inclusion, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and international development. She serves on the Board of Directors of BRAC USA, the US arm of BRAC, a Global South-led international nonprofit that has reached 100 million people across Asia and Africa to provide vulnerable communities with the tools, opportunities, and skills to lift themselves out of poverty and reach their potential. She also serves on the Advisory Panel of Diversity in Sustainability, the Board of Directors of Global Impact, and the Corporate Leadership Council of CHC: Creating Healthier Communities.


Shannon Schuyler

Justin Worland

Suzanne Fallender

Veena Jayadeva


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