Led by Cara Pike, Social Capital Strategies draws on the expertise of communications professionals across the United States and Canada. Our hired guns are specialists in strategic communications planning, narrative and framing, public opinion trends, media and public relations, advocacy campaigning, digital communications, social science research and more.
Cara Pike is one of North America’s leading climate and environmental communicators, researchers, strategists and trainers. With more than two decades of experience developing campaigns that grow public support for environmental policies and action, Cara’s expertise is sought-after by climate practitioners, non-profit organizations and government agencies across the continent including the Obama Administration, Union of Concerned Scientists and Clean Energy Canada. Her studies on environmental engagement are guiding hundreds of organizations on how to frame sustainability issues and promote behavior change. Cara is the founder and executive director of Climate Access, a non-profit organization providing communications and behavior change research and training to a network of more than 2,000 climate leaders in 57 countries.
As the former Vice President of Communications for the leading nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, Cara pioneered innovative programs that used communications and public engagement to leverage and sustain the organization’s legal victories. With a graduate degree in environmental science and communications, Cara has a deep understanding of environmental issues and how they intersect with cultural trends and concerns. She speaks regularly on green marketing and social change and serves on the boards of Resource Media and the Hollyhock Educational Foundation.
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Sutton develops outreach and engagement guidance for a range of partners in Canada and the United States. Sutton has held senior communications positions at the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice, and has worked as a journalist with several leading Canadian media outlets. Sutton holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University, a Master of Environmental Studies from York University and is co-author of The Preparation Frame: A Guide to Building Understanding of Climate Impacts and Engagement in Solutions. Sutton is also Director of Strategy & Research at Climate Access.