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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Amy plays a lead role in helping coordinate and manage projects for Social Capital Strategies. Amy is an environmental chemist from Melbourne, Australia and is currently the Director of Canadian and International Networks for Climate Access. Previously, Amy managed the personal environmental philanthropy of Rudy North, a well-known Vancouver businessman and environmentalist. She also worked for the Australian Federal Government in the Department of the Environment, focusing on agricultural water reform and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Melbourne and is trained as a climate leader with the Climate Reality Project.