BSR logo


Kate Gordon

Director, Planning and Research; Senior Advisor, Climate, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Sessions and speakers are subject to change.
  • Sharing is caring

Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon serves as the director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and as senior advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom. Prior to her appointment, Gordon was the founding director of the Risky Business Project, which focused on quantifying the economic impacts of climate change on U.S. production and infrastructure, as well as on human health and mortality. As part of this work, Gordon consulted numerous investors and corporations on strategies to reduce climate risks across investments and assets and served as a co-author on the Fourth National Climate Assessment's chapter on “Reducing Risks Through Adaptation Actions.” Prior to this work, Gordon served in senior leadership positions at several nonpartisan think tanks including the Henry M. Paulson Institute, the Center for the Next Generation, the Center for American Progress, and as a nonresident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

Speaking Sessions

Open double-quote

I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.


Convening Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

We Mean Business

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Flex Ltd.
The Walt Disney Company

Supporting Sponsors

AB InBev
The Coca-Cola Company
Google, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation

Marketing and Media Sponsor

3BL Media