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

Green Budget Coalition Recommendations for Budget 2024

Publication Nov. 17, 2023- By Jessica McIlroy, Jason Wang, Kendall Anderson, Scott MacDougall, Jan Gorski, Adam Thorn, Green Budget Coalition
The Green Budget Coalition appreciated the major federal funding announcements for climate and nature in Budget 2023 and at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 in Montreal, and urges the government to continue to seize this opportunity to transform society to address the twin climate and biodiversity crises, create sustainable jobs and ensure enduring prosperity and well-being for all.
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ENGOs propose amendments to Sustainable Jobs Act Climate organizations recommend changes to strengthen Bill C-50 in light of unnecessary delays at Canada’s Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Blog Nov. 17, 2023- By Kendall Anderson
Last month, the Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act (Bill C-50) was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources. The Bill aims to create good, sustainable jobs for workers and ensure Canada can grasp the opportunities presented by the global transition to a clean energy economy.
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 LaBarre-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.


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