Kendall AndersonProgram Director, Equitable Transition

Portrait of Kendall Anderson

Kendall Anderson is the director of the Pembina Institute’s Equitable Transition program, which focuses on the potential co-benefits of climate action, including gender equity, economic success, community connectedness and jobs. Her research and stakeholder engagement works towards ensuring the clean energy sectors of tomorrow are inclusive and equitable.

Prior to joining the institute, and after almost a decade working as a book editor with Random House publishers, Kendall moved into the non-profit sector where she worked for 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 articulated and measured the organization’s impact, built alliances among like-minded NGOs, and forged new partnerships to extend 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

Cover of Thought Leader Forum summary with equity forum participants

Putting people, equity and inclusion at the centre of climate action Pembina Institute Thought Leaders’ Forum

Publication April 27, 2023- By Trinity Song, Kendall Anderson
On March 22, 2023, the Pembina Institute hosted Putting people, equity and inclusion at the centre of climate action, the second Women in Energy Transition Thought Leaders’ Forum in Calgary, Alberta. This full-day workshop built upon a forum in September 2022, which focused on recommendations published in a recent Pembina Institute report to advance an equitable net-zero transition.

“We are living in a time of unprecedented and necessary change.” The Pembina Institute’s Women in Energy Transition Thought Leaders’ Forum happens at a now-or-never moment for advancing equity in clean energy

Blog April 20, 2023- By Kendall Anderson
Our second Women in Energy Transition Thought Leaders’ Forum in Calgary, Alberta. The day took place against a backdrop of significant urgency and opportunity – both for the energy transition and for solidifying the place of equity within it. This year sees many consequential policies and programs designed at the federal level that will form the building blocks of our new energy economy.
Electrical engineer designs lighting shows

International Women’s Day: Now is the time to act on equity The energy industry remains one of the least gender diverse industries and one of the biggest contributors to the gender gap in Canada

Blog March 8, 2023- By Kendall Anderson
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women championing clean energy in Canada, but it should also be a time to take stock of the work still needed. Women are significantly underrepresented in many of the areas that will be affected as Canada builds out a low-carbon economy, including energy, natural resources, buildings and transportation.
Women Leading Energy roundtable participants

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.
Worker on site at a gas well

On making the energy economy sustainable — and equitable The energy sector has a long way to go

Op-ed Nov. 7, 2022- By Kendall Anderson
Canada must ensure that the experiences of workers in traditional energy sectors are not replicated in the new energy economy. This clean economy must be sustainable not only in terms of carbon emissions but also in terms of ensuring the economic, physical, and psychological well-being of the people who work in the energy sector.


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