Kendall AndersonManager, Gender & Equitable Transitions

Kendall is the manager of the gender equity work within the Pembina Institute’s Equitable Transitions program. Her research and stakeholder engagement focuses on ensuring the clean energy sectors of tomorrow are inclusive and equitable. 

After almost a decade working as a book editor with Random House publishers, Kendall moved into the non-profit sector at the Samara Centre for Democracy, a national charity focused on engaging more Canadians in the political system. As managing director and then executive director, she focused on articulating and measure the organization’s impact, building alliances among like-minded NGOs, and forging new partnerships to extend their collective reach and impact.

Kendall holds a Bachelor of Science from Guelph University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in the Science and Policy of Climate Change from Royal Roads University, where her capstone project focused on gender and Canada’s Just Transition process.

Kendall enjoys being outside with her husband, two teenagers and her dog, hiking, camping and cross-country skiing.

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Kendall Anderson's Recent Publications

Three takeaways on gender and energy transition from COP27 Pembina Institute roundtable on Women Leading Energy

Blog Dec. 12, 2022- By Kendall Anderson, Binnu Jeyakumar
The Pembina Institute hosted a roundtable at the Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on November 14, 2022. The roundtable, Women Leading Energy, brought together a diverse group of Canadian speakers and stakeholders with a shared interest in placing equity at the centre of decision-making in today’s and future energy systems.
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Dialogue amplifies diverse voices around Women in the Energy Transformation Technical solutions need social justice lens

Blog Nov. 7, 2022- By Kendall Anderson
On October 14, 2022, GLOBE Series and the Pembina Institute hosted their fourth Dialogue series discussing Women in the Energy Transformation. These conversations aim to amplify diverse voices of women in leadership, unpack and honour the work of Indigenous women, and women and gender diverse people in climate initiatives, and carve safe spaces for innovation as Canada undergoes their energy transition.
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A plug-and-play option for a county’s transit needs #ZEV-life: Stories from fleets making the switch

Blog Aug. 29, 2022- By Kendall Anderson
Like many businesses that consume large amounts of liquid fuel, the transit system for Montgomery County in Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C., is looking for ways to reduce its carbon footprint. After researching business models and technological requirements, Montgomery Transit adopted the Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) model working with AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of the Carlyle Group, one of the largest global asset companies, and Schneider Electric, a world leader in energy technology

Flat-packing and ZEVs: IKEA helps consumers make low-GHG choices  #ZEV-life: Stories from fleets making the switch

Blog May 25, 2022- By Kendall Anderson
International furniture giant IKEA wanted to get its products to homes while eliminating greenhouse gas emissions. But they don’t have their own fleet of drivers. Instead, independent transport service providers deliver their goods. How could they reduce emissions without putting undue burden on these drivers?  


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