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Strategy for Change: How to build a career in climate and public policy

Craig Zelizer

February 13, 2023

PCDN is pleased to announce our next  Social Change Career Podcast Livestream.

In our upcoming session, Strategy for Change: How to build a career in climate and public policy with Faith Edem, Economic Advisor at Environment Canada

In this livestreamed interactive session Faith will explore the radical (and much needed) growth in careers at the intersection of policy and sustainable economics. Building on her own rich experience engaging and shaping environmental policies in Environment Canada and globally she will share insights on the wide range of career paths that are critical to addressing one of the planet’s greatest challenges. 

She will discuss insights from her decade of work in the social impact sector, what she sees as the key skills in demand for climate careers, where the future jobs will be, and how to build effective global partnerships to make direct policy changes and much more. 

Finally, she will share the importance of building a more inclusive and diverse climate sector and venturing into social impact entrepreneurship.


Faith Edem is an Economic Advisor in Environment Canada where she develops Bilateral Climate Finance Programming in the International Affairs Branch. Faith works to support country-driven climate target implementation and climate governance in developing countries. 

Faith holds a Masters in Public Administration (Specialization in Economic Policy) from Queen’s University and a BA Honours in Law and Political Science from the University of Toronto

Faith has an array of expertise in climate finance, energy policy, net-zero emission, building sector, environmental justice and sustainability. As a young leader, Faith has been recognized as a 2022 Aspen Institute Future Leader, 2021 Corporate Knight 30 under 30 Sustainability Leader and a GreenBiz Circularity 2021 Emerging Leader. Faith is a policy researcher, published climate resilience author in Our Climate, Our Stories and an awarded diversity and inclusion actor. 

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on  Linkedin & Youtube. The recording will be also uploaded to our Youtube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed on February 15 at 12pm est

Why is PCDN doing this? We are deeply committed to helping social impact professionals and students around the world find their path to impact careers. We only have one planet and one life, and our goal is to help as many people put impact & changemaking at the heart of their work across diverse sectors.

For those who want much greater support, access to the world’s best experts, more interactive sessions, networking events & workshops over 350 opportunities per month (fellowships, jobs, funding, socent +startup, training and more) + tons of members only benefits please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The podcast features short interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests and there is usually time for questions from the audience. 

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