• September 04, 2020

    CBI Position Opening - Project Support, Operations, and Logistics Coordinator

    The Consensus Building Institute is seeking an individual who is highly motivated in a project support role and eager to learn more about the facilitation field to serve as a Project Support, Operations, and Logistics Coordinator.

  • August 12, 2020

    World Bank releases CBI-supported Expert Report on Environmental and Social Accountability for Its Private Sector Investments

    The World Bank’s Board of Directors has disclosed the independent expert report "External Review of IFC/MIGA E&S Accountability, including CAO’s Role and Effectiveness" for public comment. CBI Managing Director David Fairman was one of six international experts on the Review Team.

  • July 15, 2020

    Merrick Hoben Interviewed for a Cornell University Planning Course

    CBI Senior Mediator Merrick Hoben was interviewed on designing experiential virtual meetings by Frieda Kay for a Cornell University planning course taught by John Forester.

  • July 09, 2020

    Summer 2020: Staff Updates

    Reflecting on CBI's leadership transitions and welcoming our new members.

  • July 06, 2020

    Summer 2020: CBI in Action

    A snapshot of ongoing and recent work.

  • May 14, 2020

    CBI presents Evaluation of Local Stakeholder Engagement in the Climate Investment Funds on global webinar

    The Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Stakeholder Advisory Network on Climate Finance (SAN), and CBI held a webinar on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, presenting on the findings of a recently published independent study “Local Stakeholder Engagement in Climate Investment Funds: Evaluation Report.”

  • March 20, 2020

    Dr. Susskind Interviewed in Latest Edition of Leaf Litter

    Dr. Larry Susskind, CBI's founder and Chief Knowledge Officer, was featured in an Expert Q&A in "Leaf Litter," a quarterly publication by Biohabitats. In the latest edition, dedicated to the topic of environmental conflict resolution, Dr. Susskind shared insight from his nearly five decades of conflict resolution experience.

  • March 18, 2020

    Collaborating Virtually in the Face of COVID-19

    A message from CBI's Managing Directors about continuing the important work of collaboration in the face of COVID-19.

  • March 09, 2020

    Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer Featured in Special Journal Issue

    With support from CBI, the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) launched the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer in 2018 to surface new and innovative ideas for research to prevent breast cancer, now featured in a new special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH).

  • February 18, 2020

    CBI Contract Position Opening: Climigration Network Manager

    The Consensus Building Institute (CBI) is seeking applicants for a full-time contract position, Climigration Network Manager. Strong candidates will have demonstrated experience in collective action networks, facilitation, strategic thinking, project management, and fundraising.

  • February 12, 2020

    CBI facilitates IMF, World Bank, and UN leadership dialogue on Financing for Development

    CBI Managing Director David Fairman is working with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the Boards of the World Bank and IMF to facilitate leadership dialogue on key financing for development issues.

  • February 12, 2020

    Local Pipeline Conflicts Go National

    CBI and its partner Environmental Resources Management embarked on a project to determine better practices for addressing conflicts related to pipeline construction. The results of this project – practical, actionable approaches to addressing conflict – are outlined in our recently released report, "Stakeholder Engagement and Conflict Mitigation in Pipeline Construction."

  • January 21, 2020

    CBI Position Opening - Project Support Administrator

    CBI is seeking a highly motivated, talented individual to serve as a Project Support Administrator. The Project Support Administrator, expected to be full-time, will work on a range of administrative and project-based tasks to support senior staff across the organization.

  • December 17, 2019

    CBI 2019 Year-End Infographic

    2019 was a busy and productive year for CBI. We had the opportunity to work with stakeholders throughout the U.S. and world on topics ranging from climate change to affordable housing. Please see highlights from 2019 in our year-end infographic.

  • December 16, 2019

    Winter 2019: Staff Updates

    Congratulating our promoted staff and welcoming our new members.

  • December 16, 2019

    Winter 2019: CBI in Action

    A snapshot of ongoing and recent work.

  • October 28, 2019

    Article explores the role of the private sector in climate-induced relocation

    In "Climigration and the Private Sector," Carri Hulet, CBI Senior Mediator, and A.R. Siders, of the University of Delaware, make the argument that the private sector “could have a role in facilitating sensible, equitable, and profitable climigration,” or relocation due to the impacts of climate change. The article was published in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Community Development Innovation Review and highlighted in The New York Times.

  • October 18, 2019

    Article explores community engagement and solutions for clean water on Cape Cod

    In "Designing solutions for clean water on Cape Cod: Engaging communities to improve decision making," Stacie Nicole Smith (CBI Managing Director), Erin S. Perry (Cape Cod Commission), and Kate K. Mulvaney (U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development) explore a case study on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to assess the effectiveness of stakeholder engagement for nutrient management. The article was published in the latest issue of Ocean and Coastal Management.

  • September 26, 2019

    Arlington Assessment Offers Recommendations to Repair Community Trust 

    Town officials from Arlington, MA, commissioned an assessment from CBI as part of a multi-step response to a town conflict at the intersection of race, intolerance, and policing. The final report offers a series of recommendations for how Arlington could come together to repair community trust and increase capacity to respond to such incidents in the future.

  • September 06, 2019

    CBI Analysis for Barr Foundation Finds Three Climate Adaption Approaches for Greater Boston

    The Barr Foundation worked with CBI to conduct a scan of current climate resilience work and potential opportunities in the Greater Boston region.

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