Perspectives

We are passionate about generating big ideas and engaging in bold dialogue to drive positive and lasting social change.

Just Transition: The Climate Change Imperative

The concept of "Just Transition" is inexorably linked to Climate Change. It is defined as greening the economy in a way that is as fair, inclusive, and universal as possible. Within a Just Transition framework, decent work opportunities are created, leaving no one behind. Three interconnected principles constitute Just Transition—the Three Es—Equity, Efficiency, and Environmental Friendliness. Let’s take a closer look at each
By: Chidiebere E.X. Ikejemba, Ph.D.

How Baby Bonds Can Address Wealth Inequality

The racial and ethnic wealth divide is primarily the result of historic and continuing systemic inequities that affect people of color in the United States (e.g., land theft from indigenous tribes, enslavement of Black people, the G.I. Bill, redlining and housing discrimination, etc.). Baby bonds policies could, using a race-neutral approach, begin to correct some of those inequities that underlie the racial and ethnic wealth divide.
By: Marc Allen, Rebecca Drachman

Piloting Equity Towards Impact

This blog post is third of a three-part series that explores Camber Collective’s journey of equity and belonging. In the first blog, I explained the early phases of our journey and the decision to hire for my role, Director of Impact and Equity. In the second blog, I described how our approach spans many identities and geographies. The final installment of this series focuses on our vision for the future and how we can all play a role in advancing racial equity into impact.
By: Rozella Kennedy

Climate Change & Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Global South, particularly countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face the highest risk of climate vulnerability and developmental issues exacerbated by climate change. For example, the African continent contributes only a small percentage of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but its inhabitants are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and have the least infrastructure for climate resilience. These issues brought about by climate change impact local environments and trigger several serious problems that threaten the livelihood of most residents. If progressively left unchecked, these issues will undoubtedly create a near-term catastrophic retrogression in the region's economy.
By: Chidiebere E.X. Ikejemba, Ph.D.