Rebecca Calahan Klein
Director of High Impact Partnerships and California Network Development
Rebecca Calahan Klein is a lifelong social entrepreneur, focused on building and scaling organizations working to create a more just and sustainable world.
She has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors, on issues and projects affecting people and the planet at the local, national and global level. During the past twenty five years, she has worked with companies including Alcan, Clif Bar, Ford Motor Company, Gap, HP, Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Target and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. on a broad range of environmental and sustainability issues. She has extensive experience building business networks at the local, state, national and international level for organizations including 1% for the Planet, Organic Exchange, Business for Social Responsibility and the Massachusetts Green Business Alliance. These organizations have helped companies adopt more sustainable business practices, and leverage millions of dollars of investment in non-profit organizations throughout the world. She also served as a policy advisor to Governor Bruce Babbitt of Arizona and Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts.
Currently, Rebecca is the Director for High Impact Partnerships and California Network Development for 1% for the Planet. 1% for the Planet is a global alliance of more than 1200 companies that donate 1% of their annual sales to non-profit organizations working on sustainability issues around globe. In her role, she is responsible for leading 1%’s work with high impact partnerships and development of 1% FTP’s California network.
Rebecca lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is active in her community. She is involved in the local food movement and runs an interfaith community supported agriculture project, is a lay leader for the Temple Isaiah Winter Nights program team. Winter Nights is a program of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County that provides food, shelter and skills development programs to homeless families. She is an advisory board member for the Responsible Sourcing Network, a Bay Area based project of As You Sow, focused on eliminating forced and slave labor from commodities production and increasing transparency in global supply chains.
Rebecca graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Finance, and graduated with a Master’s In Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.