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May 3rd at 12:00PM:

Anna Williams, Founder and Director of Perspectiō 

Michael Lazarus, Senior Scientist for the Climate and Energy Program and US Center Director for the Stockholm Environmental Institute

New tools for economic and financial decision-making on climate change.

Perspectiō supports organizations working to advance positive change and solve complex societal challenges. The efforts that Perspectiō touches cross sectors, disciplines, and geographies. They are often at the forefront of pressing issues that can be local, national, or global in scope, including sustainable development, climate change, and public health. Perspectiō offers services in the areas of strategic planning, evaluation, organizational learning, facilitation, and collaborative process.

More About Anna Williams


Anna Williams is an independent evaluator and facilitator with over 20 years of experience analyzing and solving complex social challenges. Anna specializes in the linkages between strategy, performance, evaluation, and organizational learning. She has led, managed, and staffed diverse projects for international development institutions, philanthropies, government agencies, and civil society organizations. The work she touches aims to advance solutions to complex global problems such as climate change. Anna has travelled extensively, lived and worked in the former Soviet Union, and worked with leaders and technical experts from many countries. Anna holds Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Environmental Management from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Colorado College. 

More About Michael Lazarus

Michael leads the Seattle office of SEI-US and became Center Director in January 2015. His current research focuses on energy and climate policy, on carbon markets and offsets, and on state and local energy and climate initiatives in the U.S.

He brings over 20 years of professional experience in energy and environmental analysis and capacity building. He has worked throughout North America, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe with support from government agencies, development banks, foundations, utilities, and non-profit groups

Our May 3 meeting will be held on the 40th floor

at the Seattle Municipal Tower  in downtown Seattle 

and will begin at 12:00PM.


- The Seattle Economics Council is excited to announce that Seattle will be hosting the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Time-Series Analysis and Forecasting Course May 16-18 and the Certified Business Economist (CBE) exam on May 19. Both events will be held at the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Office in Downtown Seattle - Wells Fargo Center 999 Third Avenue Suite 3200, Seattle, WA 98104. 

To register for the events please refer to the links below:

Information and registration for the Time-Series Analysis Forecast Course

Information and registration for the Certified Business Economics Exam

- The Seattle Economics Council is now accepting credit cards at the door for meeting and membership payments!

- We have an exciting new job opportunities from King County.  Navigate to our jobs page for more details.

- Sign Up for Membership for our 2016-2017 Season now available online here.  We continue to accept mail-in membership forms as normal.  The mail-in form can be found here.

- Navigate to the Resources and Presentations tab for presentations from past speakers.

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