Galvanize Partners is a street smart, politically savvy, deeply experienced team of climate advisers.
Galvanize Partners has decades of experience in strategic finance, carbon markets, climate policy, Federal and state advocacy, storytelling, narrative design, facilitation, and stakeholder coalition building.
Galvanize Partners works with for-purpose companies, asset holders, asset managers and public agencies focused on climate, carbon and environmental justice.
With the right partners, you can build and sustain solutions to even the most complex social, economic and environmental challenges.
Let’s move forward. Together.
We believe that rigorous analysis, clear communication, targeted advocacy, and strategic partnerships are the keys to meaningful, game-changing social innovation.
Sometimes conservation and climate stories are hard to tell – particularly when you’re trying to reach new audiences. We support conservation-focused organizations, climate tech start-ups, clean energy businesses, and conservation collaboratives in distilling complex scientific and climate realities into clear, digestible and compelling narratives, pitch decks and articles which drive interest, investment and outcomes.
We know the policy and the policy makers. Our networks span global, federal and state policy makers, regulators, and agency leads. We understand the current landscape of incentives, restrictions, objectives and priorities – and we know what is coming down the pipeline. We support clients in navigating the complexity of climate policy and leveraging it to their benefit from public funding to public partnership to understanding policy futures which shape market outcomes.
We are sophisticated, effective advocates for our clients policy objectives. With decades of experience in the Federal government, we have deep relationships across national agencies and House and Senate staff. We understand the need to shape and define the policies that will guide climate critical outcomes – and we have the network and knowledge to support our clients in doing just that.
Public, private, debt, equity, grants and loans – We know that financing long term carbon reduction and climate technology is not simple. Creative financing strategy can speed and scale restoration and carbon reduction – and we have worked with a broad variety of tools, advising clients on possible capital sources and creative conservation finance strategies to bridge the gap from grant to equity and pave the way for success.
Conservation and climate outcomes must generate resilient environmental and economic futures for frontline climate regions. We are committed to building an equitable climate future – where the benefits of green technologies and restoration of oceans and land flow to the rural, native and underserved communities of the world. Clients in this space include public agencies, rural non-profit organizations focused on triple-bottom line outcomes for underserved regions, and family offices with a particular interest in environmental restoration and climate resilience in rural regions.
Sometimes the hardest part is getting people to find common ground. Bringing people together -- particularly those who have divergent priorities, differing market and policy incentives, or strongly held and apparently divergent views on critical climate issues is tough. We have done this successfully over the years for several clients; and we know how to listen, to interview, to withhold judgement but remain incisive and progress oriented.
Our work is driven by optimism, integrity, collaboration.
Teal operates at the intersection of the private, public and non-profit sectors, with over a decade of experience structuring high-value partnerships to benefit communities and regions globally. She has demonstrated successes in creative problem solving to meet shared objectives, rigorous decision analysis and detailed impact assessment through the Aspen Institute, the UN Foundation, Two Degrees Food, Hewlett Packard and countless additional private and non-profit organizations. She has taught business ethics at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and implemented global corporate citizenship programs alongside small and large nonprofits in over 15 countries globally.
We no longer have a fire season in California, we just have fire. Teal Brown Zimring co-authored this report with Dan Sanchez and Catherine Mater on the readiness of technologies from nanocellulosic materials to biochar to give forest kindling a better fate than open burning and catastrophic fireRead more
We are privileged to moderate and curate this series for the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. Bringing people together to understand our Forest Futures in three series: market based approaches to landscape restoration, regional community-scale solutions, and the stories of our forests, which includes author interviews, discussions with the traditional stewards of our land, film screenings and more. Click here for past recordings and upcoming events.Read more
Just released by the Sierra Business Council - a critical video series on why our forests are on fire, where we're going from here and what we can do about it. Our own Teal Brown Zimring is featured. Check them out here. Image: for the momentRead more