Founder and Principal of Aequita Consulting LLC
Anna Brown is an interdisciplinary thinker and practitioner with 20 years of experience working at the intersections of human and environmental systems. Her life and career have focused on addressing two of the most pressing issues of our time: climate and social equity. She has deep experience in climate adaptation and resilience, inclusive urbanization, economic inclusion, and sustainable development in Asia, Africa, and North America. She currently leads an effort with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to integrate resilience across its portfolios. At The Rockefeller Foundation, Anna managed the groundbreaking Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), a nine-year, multi-country initiative. She has contributed to the Global Commission on Adaptation, has led a North America regional climate adaptation strategy for The Nature Conservancy, and has supported strategy development for Coastal Enterprise, Inc (CEI), and World Resources Institute (WRI). Anna serves on several boards from local to global scales, in addition to actively participating in efforts to promote equity, justice, and climate action in her own community in Maine. Anna earned an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).