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Our SSN member event on 29 May, What's Your Strategy? will focus on how to set targets, galvanise leadership and embed a credible blueprint to deliver on the Climate Change Plan.

We'll be bringing together experiences of design, development and implementation of climate and sustainability strategies – looking at what works and what some of the challenges are. We’re keen to explore how strategies can mobilise leadership and generate a clear sense of direction and commitment on climate action. Our guest speaker has a wealth of background in this area. Lolita Jackson is the Special Advisor on Climate Policy and Programs, in the NYC Mayor’s Office. She is part of the team responsible for OneNYC, NYC’s overall strategic plan. Previously, she was part of the team which produced NYC’s first resiliency plan post Hurricane Sandy. We'll also hear from our Chair, Kate Dapré, followed by a knowledgeable panel sharing experience and learning from across the Network. And we'll roll our sleeves up for roundtables examining how to produce a winning strategy for your own organisation.

This event is for SSN members only and nearly sold out! If you are interested in attending please get in touch with us directly via: info@sustainablescotlandnetwork.org.

Speaker biography: Lolita K. Jackson

Lolita Jackson currently serves as the Special Advisor, Climate Policy and Programs, in the NYC Mayor’s Office. She is the city diplomat for climate, and is primary liaison to foreign and domestic governments. Lolita also administers activities for New York City’s participation in global climate and resilience networks as well as the United Nations. She is part of the team responsible for OneNYC, NYC’s overall strategic plan.

Prior to her appointment to this role, she held numerous positions within the NYC Mayor’s Office. Immediately after Hurricane Sandy, she was named to the management team of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, which produced NYC’s first resiliency plan A Stronger, More Resilient New York, and was named Director of External Affairs of the Housing Recovery Office.

Lolita was previously Director of Special Projects for the NYC Mayor’s Office, where she was in charge of operational city agencies for the Second Avenue Subway and Barclays Center projects, and Manhattan Director of Community Affairs. Lolita is a 1989 alumna of the Penn School of Engineering, majoring in Applied Science with a concentration in Chemical Engineering.

Outside of work, she is recent past Royal Society of Arts US Chairman, Chairman of British American Project US Advisory Board, US-Japan Leadership Program Fellows Advisory Council member, Trustee of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, a Trustee Emerita of Children’s Aid Society, and a member of the St. Andrew’s Society of NY. She is also a professional singer who has performed in Shanghai, Sydney, Berlin, New Orleans, Tokyo, and Carnegie Hall and has performed several times at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Find out more about our event and access the event materials and resources. Visit the Event Resource page for advance reading materials and links.

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