Director, Climate Justice Initiative
"Karla is an artist and systems thinker that focuses on Kincentric Ecosystems, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Emerging Issues, New Economies and Systems. Karla Brollier is of the Yidateni Na' Tribe of the Ahtna Athabaskan peoples, she was born and raised in Alaska where she obtained her undergraduate degree as well as an MBA. Karla is the Co-founder and Senior Consultant for Saghani Consulting, which is an emergent economy, social justice and climate impact consulting firm that works with clients to assess, develop, and implement strategies, initiatives, policies and to conduct research and evaluation the world’s most urgent social and environmental challenges. She is also the Founder and Director of The Climate Justice Initiative, which focuses on Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Climate Change. The Climate Justice Initiative is the first and only Indigenous led and focused climate change organization in the United States that protects both environmental and human rights, and the only Indigenous women-led and focused climate change organization in the US. Karla is a catalyst in the climate and human rights movement in both the public and private sectors; she has spent much of her career consulting and working in emergent issues such as policy, economic models, environmental justice and has worked with the Climate Reality Project, the UN & directly with several US administrations and a multitude of international and nationally based climate change related programs and groups such as for the former VP Al Gore and the World Economic Forum. Karla has given plenary presentation at the international level including the WEF, presented at the United Nations, lectured at multiple universities, as well as facilitates and teaches workshops and classes around the globe. She has won multiple awards including the Female Founders Alliance 2020 Champion Awards and the 2020 Women of Color Collective in Sustainability Award. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Institute of the North, Committee of the Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Sustainability, and the Governor appointee for the Natural Resources Conservation and Development Board. She is a current fellow as a Heller International Fellow, a Women’s Earth Alliance Fellow with TNC and Earth Island Institute. "