GSI Partners Associate
As the GSI Partners Program Associate, Alanna provides a variety of organizational and programmatic support for SBN’s GSI Partners initiative and its affiliated partners to help advance the goals and triple bottom line impact of Green City, Clean Waters, Philadelphia’s green stormwater management plan.
Alanna comes to SBN with a strong background and interest in social and environmental impact and how various stakeholders can collaborate and collectively engage in creating more sustainable and resilient communities. Committed to the business as a force for good movement, she has experience working with a variety of mission-aligned and triple bottom line businesses across various industries and regions. Prior to SBN, Alanna worked at B Lab, providing programmatic support and research to support impact measurement and the organization’s social and environmental standards and B Corp certification process. She has also worked with the Sustainable Business Network of New Zealand, engaging local businesses in improving their environmental practices and helping them serve as resources for one another.
Alanna holds an Environmental Studies degree from Franklin & Marshall College and has pursued a variety of environmental policy and sustainability research on topics relating to international marine policy, sustainable food systems, agroecology, and ecosystem services.
After graduating, Alanna spent several months pursuing a global education through various nomadic travels that took her to South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in nature, spontaneous road trips, and undertaking experimental cooking projects.
“I believe individuals, businesses, and communities are catalysts of change and are capable of building a more sustainable relationship with each other, the environment, and humanity. My work at SBN allows me to work towards this mission every day, while supporting Philadelphia’s local, independent businesses in their efforts to do the same.”