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Climate change will be the defining context for business this decade and beyond. The long-term survival of any organization hinges on their understanding of the climate crisis and their leadership’s commitment to true solutions.

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson’s recently published book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis” (One World, September 2020), which she co-edited with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, spotlights a cast of sage all-women contributors that offers hope and an array of innovative solutions to the biggest existential threat to humankind. However, as Wilkinson points out, people must act now, especially corporate and government leaders whose decisions will have the greatest impact.

The highly praised book – named one of the 10 best science books of 2020 by Smithsonian magazine – is a collection of provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement. Its core message is that the climate crisis is a leadership crisis, and what’s needed is an upwelling of leadership rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, collaboration, and a commitment to justice.

Katharine Wilkinson speaks at TEDWomen 2018: Showing Up, November 28-30, 2018, Palm Springs, California. Photo: Callie Giovanna / TED

“Pursuing a handful of separate initiatives on clean energy or better supply chains is not enough,” says Wilkinson. “Organizations must commit to across-the-board transformation and factor climate concerns and solutions into each decision they make.”

Wilkinson and Johnson are co-founders of the nonprofit All We Can Save Project, which is nurturing a leaderful climate community with the work and wisdom of women at its center. A New York Times bestselling author named one of 15 “women who will save the world” by Time Magazine, Wilkinson is a sought-after advisor and strategist who works closely with corporate, government and community leaders on ways to advance a life-giving future.

Katharine Wilkinson speaks at TEDWomen 2018: Showing Up, November 28-30, 2018, Palm Springs, California. Photo: Callie Giovanna / TED

Through eloquent live and virtual keynotes, Katharine Wilkinson shows stakeholders how investing in the environment is also an investment in the long-term future of their businesses, families and the one planet we all share.

Praise for “All We Can Save”

“A mosaic that honors the complexity of the climate crisis like few, if any, books on the topic have done yet . . . a feast of ideas and perspectives, setting a big table for the climate movement, declaring all are welcome.” — Rolling Stone

“A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?” — The New York Times

“A fascinating new anthology.” — The New Yorker

“A well-curated collection with many ideas for ways large and small to save the planet.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Hopeful and empathetic.” — The Washington Post

“Women of all backgrounds—artists, writers, scientists, policy makers, and others—are at the forefront of climate action, and with this exquisite anthology, marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and editor-in-chief of Project Drawdown, Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, bring their voices together.” — LitHub

“‘All We Can Save’ is basically a community bound between two covers, and a gift to any who wishes to join in. Johnson and Wilkinson have set a high bar, but this movement-forging book format is replicable by anyone else who also believes these two things: how modernity shouldn’t undo itself; and how it’s self-evident that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. — Bloomberg Green

Smart Leaders Build Climate Solutions into their Business Plans was last modified: July 6th, 2022 by Whitney Jennings