Harvard Social Enterprise Conference > Media's Role in Shaping Climate Change Narratives

Philip McKenna

February 26, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Philip McKenna

Phil McKenna is a Boston-based reporter for Inside Climate News. Before joining ICN in 2016, he was a freelance writer covering energy and the environment for publications including The New York Times, Smithsonian, Audubon and WIRED. Uprising, a story he wrote about gas leaks under U.S. cities, won the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award and the 2014 NASW Science in Society Award. Phil has a master’s degree in science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an Environmental Journalism Fellow at Middlebury College.


Rachel Taylor

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Rachel McKenzie Taylor (she/her) is a social and environmental activist, thinker, and organizer with an emphasis on developing the individual and collective emotional, psychological, and relational skills and literacy needed to respond regeneratively to the intersecting crises of our time. She was a Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Joyality Project, an ecopsychology and activism education organization, and is currently the Community Weaver at Crowdsourcing Sustainability. Rachel is passionate about developing community around addressing the climate crisis from a justice-led perspective, and centering imagination, joy, and relationship in co-creating a just, vibrant, and resilient future for all.


Aashish Beergi

February 11, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Aashish Beergi

Aashish is a social entrepreneur and Co-founder of the MASH Project Foundation, a youth-led social enterprise based in India, that is building a global eco-system for young social changemakers.

Aashish has been a British Council Global Changemaker (London), Official Indian Delegate to BRICS Youth Summit (Guwahati), UNESCO Youth Forum Participant (Paris), and International Youth Forum Participant (Seliger, Russia). He was invited to speak at the International Conference on Climate Change organized by The World Youth Foundation in Malaysia. He is ‘Changemaker’ by Ashoka Foundation and participated at Asia Changemakers Exchange Summit held in Singapore and the Network Summit in Indonesia. He is an UNLEASH Talent from the Innovation Lab in Singapore on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). Recently, He was conferred as a Goalkeeper Global Goals Award by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

During his Undergrad, he conceptualized and built a solid waste management model, which went on to become one of the finest models of decentralized urban waste management in India and got extensively covered in the media and research study for various stakeholders. The model is being operational in New Delhi, India and has become a case-study for many similar models across the world.


Ryan Hagen

February 11, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Ryan Hagen

Ryan is the founder of Crowdsourcing Sustainability, a community that combines the collective energy, intelligence, and actions of people everywhere to crowdsource more sustainability into the world and build a safer and healthier planet. His goal is to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere as quickly as possible for a safer, healthier, and more just world. He started Crowdsourcing Sustainability to educate, connect, and ultimately unleash the power of people around the world to help reverse global heating as quickly and equitably as possible.


Genevieve Guenther

February 11, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Genevieve Guenther

Dr. Genevieve Guenther is an author, climate activist, and native New Yorker. An expert in climate communication and fossil-fuel disinformation, she is the founding director of End Climate Silence, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping the news media cover the climate crisis with the accuracy and urgency it deserves, and affiliate faculty at The New School, where she sits on the board of the Tishman Environment and Design Center. Dr. Guenther advises activist groups, corporations, and policymakers, and she serves as an Expert Reviewer for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Her next book, The Language of Climate Politics, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.


Priyanka Saha

March 22, 2022 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Priyanka Saha

Priyanka is passionate about creating innovative business solutions that drive social impact. After graduating from Northwestern University, she worked as a strategy consultant at EY-Parthenon, focusing on educational and non-profit consulting engagements, and most recently worked as an impact investor at Social Finance, leading investments that created economic opportunity for at-risk populations in the US. As a joint MBA & MPP student, Priyanka hopes to focus on the applications of impact investing and social entrepreneurship to solving social challenges in emerging markets.