Climate change is impacting all of us, in every part of the world, across every walk of life. It will take all of us working together to mitigate climate impacts, while identifying opportunities for innovation and value creation.

Plan C has formed an ecosystem of Advisors, Interns and Alliance Partners who work collaboratively to serve our clients’ climate preparedness needs — from education, assessment and strategy through execution.

We operate under the common belief that business can play a leading role in addressing climate change. We understand the challenges facing business leaders and bring our own experiences as executives and board directors to bear on all our assignments.


Plan C Advisors are independent consultants who work individually and collectively on Plan C engagements. We have served as senior executives across industry sectors including energy, apparel, food, travel and technology.  We bring deep expertise in areas such as organizational change, risk assessment and mitigation, corporate strategy, value creation and stakeholder engagement.

Amanda North
  • Brand positioning and communications
  • Opportunity generation/value creation
  • Community impacts
  • Tech sector
  • Base:  San Francisco Bay Area
Lisa Bougie
  • Board strategy
  • Opportunity generating/value creation
  • Digital and omni-channel businesses
  • Consumer goods and apparel sector
  • Base:  San Francisco Bay Area
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Leadership and culture change
  • Cross enterprise planning and communications
  • Energy sector
  • Base:  Belfast; Houston
Caroline Kahn
  • Global brand strategy
  • Opportunity identification/value creation
  • Operational integration,  transition management
  • Consumer retail communication
  • Consumer goods (apparel/footwear) sector
  • Base:  Portland
Celso White
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Global operations
  • Food & beverage sector
  • Base:  Denver
Barton Alexander
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Organizational change
  • Food & Beverage Sector
  • Base:  Denver
Paul Bennett
  • Business strategy
  • Sustainable business
  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Travel sector
  • Base:  Indonesia
Dan Vermeer
  • Business risk & innovation
  • Ocean sustainability/blue economy
  • Renewable energy
  • Water and food sectors
  • Base:  Chapel Hill
Jennifer Swint
  • Purpose exploration and development
  • Reputational risk assessment
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Base:  Washington DC
Ben Gruitt
  • Organizational readiness
  • Opportunity generation
  • Plant-based materials
  • Food sector
  • Base:  Washington DC
Michael Thornton
  • Carbon footprinting
  • Opportunity generating/value creation
  • Infrastructure, renewable power and water systems
  • Base:  San Francisco Bay Area; London
Kerry Haley
  • Business strategy
  • Value creation & preservation
  • System approach to complex capital project delivery
  • Energy, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Tech sectors
  • Base:  San Francisco Bay Area
Peter McAteer
  • Sustainability
  • Organizational change
  • Leadership & Talent development
  • Base:  Bangkok
Trisa Thompson
  • Organizational readiness
  • Risk assessment & mitigation
  • Global supply chain
  • Technology sector
  • Base:  Austin
Chris Miller
  • Regulatory & policy risks
  • Clean energy
  • Environmental regulation
  • Transportation Sect0r
  • Base:  Washington DC
Mary Solecki
  • Regulatory & policy risks
  • Clean energy
  • Transportation
  • Technology sector
  • Base:  Sacramento
Tanya Monsef
  • Organizational readiness
  • Empowering women
  • Business strategy
  • Developing world
  • Community impact
  • Base:  San Francisco Bay Area
Carol Liffman
  • Business strategy
  • Risk management
  • Cross-sector megaproject ventures
  • Energy sector
  • Base:  Houston
  • Assessing climate risks for business operations
  • Applying AI to identify climate impacts
  • Communicating climate risks to business leaders
  • Base:  San Diego
D'anne Hurd
  • Board strategy with ESG focus
  • Investor, Board Director,  in companies committed to sustainability
  • Legal and financial expertise focusing on M&A and IPOs
  • Board and investor ESG strategies
  • Base:  Boston


Plan C Alliance Partners are complementary organizations that extend the work of Plan C Advisors. We refer our clients to Plan C Alliance members to do a deeper dive and execute against specific actions that are identified through the delivery of Plan C Modules.

Jupiter Intelligence is the global leader in data and analytics services to help make informed decisions that safeguard critical at-risk infrastructure from extreme weather, sea-level rise, storm intensification and rising temperatures caused by short, medium and long-term climate change. Jupiter’s ClimateScore™ Intelligence Platform provides sophisticated, dynamic, hyper-local, current hour-to-50-plus-year probabilistic risk analysis for weather in a changing climate. The company’s FloodScore™, HeatScore™, FireScore™ and WindScore™ services are used for climate-related risk assessment and management worldwide. Jupiter’s models are based on the latest science, as developed by the global Earth and Ocean Systems science community. Jupiter offers commercial services to asset owners in critical infrastructure, financial services including insurance and banking, energy and real estate, and the public sector. These customers use Jupiter services for a broad range of applications, including capital planning, risk management, site selection, design requirements, supply chain management, investment valuations, and shareholder disclosures.

AJW is a leading government affairs and business consulting firm, with offices in Washington D.C. and Sacramento, CA. AJW creates market opportunities for our clients by focusing on the intersection of business strategy with government policy. We analyze regulatory risks and opportunities for avenues to expand market demand for advanced solutions. We then work to affect the public policy process to support our clients’ strategic business planning goals, through a combination of regulatory, legislative, and stakeholder engagement. AJW provides the early support needed for businesses to overcome market barriers and achieve widespread product application. AJW’s experts have decades of experience working within government, environmental organizations, and business. Our clients include: advanced vehicle technologies, non-profit advocacy groups, clean energy incubators, renewable fuels, document security, and more.

The Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) is a pan Asian think tank focused on the shift of influence from the West to the East, the dynamic relationship between business and society and the reshaping of the rules of global capitalism. With offices in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo (and opening in Mumbai in 2020), GIFT offers an original approach to executive leadership development, outcome-driven facilitation and sustainability advisory from an Asian worldview. Since 2006 GIFT has designed and facilitated 65 outcome-driven leadership programmes in 15 countries working with top global companies including: BASF, NEC, HSBC, DSM, ORIX, AIA, Marriott, Prudential, PwC, Nestle, MasterCard, DBS, Infosys, Temasek and many others. Leading business schools including Duke CE, INSEAD & London Business School contract GIFT to help design and contribute to their Asia programmes.

Porter Novelli was founded forty years ago with the belief that classic marketing disciplines could be reapplied to public relations communications to make a positive social impact on the world. They pioneered the notion of using communications to drive behavior change. Porter Novelli brings this mindset and expertise to creating effective climate communications and campaigns, targeting a range of stakeholders.

Carbon Analytics is an environmental data technology company, building solutions to help businesses engage themselves and their stakeholders in climate measurement, management and reduction. Carbon Analytics is a B Corporation, based in the UK, founded in the belief that it should be easy for companies of all sizes to reap the rewards of managing their environmental impact.

NACD empowers more than 20,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for board leadership for more than 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit  Plan C is a proud sponsor of NACD’s NorCal Chapter which supports more than 1,500 NACD members including members in the Capital Valley, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.

SustainLearning is dedicated to the idea that we can’t expect more environmentally friendly business results unless we change the way we teach people to lead and operate.  Led by Peter McAteer, former Managing Director for Harvard Business Publishing and Chief Learning Officer for the UNDP, services include assessing readiness for change, designing high-value pilot projects, building scalable talent development plans and managing sustainable business transformation programs.

“Our Climate is changing. Business must change too.”

—Lili Pike, Climate Journalist