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  • 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.

  • August 13, 2019

    CBI Mediators to Present at the Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, September 18-21

    CBI Senior Mediator Carri Hulet, CBI Senior Associate Laura Sneeringer, and CBI Senior Mediator Doug Thompson will be presenting at the upcoming Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference on September 18-21, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona.

  • August 08, 2019

    CBI Position Opening - Senior Manager of Accounting

    The Consensus Building Institute is seeking a highly motivated professional to serve as Senior Manager of Accounting in our Cambridge, Massachusetts office.

  • August 07, 2019

    Summer 2019: CBI in Action

    A snapshot of ongoing and recent work.

  • July 31, 2019

    Summer 2019: Staff Updates

    Congratulating our promoted staff and welcoming our new members

  • July 19, 2019

    Mystic River Watershed Association Secures Additional Barr Foundation Funding

    CBI, the Mystic River Watershed Association, and the Mystic communities co-founded The Resilient Mystic Collaborative, an effort to collaborate on projects of regional significance to decrease the Mystic region’s collective risk of harm from flooding, drought, extreme temperatures, storms, sea level rise, and other climate-intensified risks.

  • July 12, 2019

    'Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts' Book Review

    'Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts' by Patrick Field, Tushar Kansal, Catherine Morris, and Stacie Smith, has been called a “groundbreaking effort that documents conflicts and strategies for collaboration in today’s US Energy Sector.”

  • June 18, 2019

    NJ Orthodox: Focus on similarities, interdependence in building relationships with non-Orthodox

    CBI Senior Mediator and Associate Managing Director Stacie Smith conducted an assessment in Lakewood, NJ, to better understand community perceptions of opportunities and challenges across the Orthodox and non-Orthodox populations.

  • June 07, 2019

    CBI Position Opening - Junior Associate

    The Consensus Building Institute is seeking a highly motivated, early career professional to serve as a Junior Associate, initially in our Cambridge, Massachusetts office.

  • May 30, 2019

    June 4, 2019 - Climigration Network Webinar: “Catalyzing Community-led Projects on Managed Retreat"

    The Climigration Network, an initiative of CBI, hosted the June 4th webinar “Catalyzing Community-led Projects on Managed Retreat,” which will feature the five 2018 Climigration Awardees as they highlight the work accomplished with their 2018 funding, share lessons learned, and outline their next steps and vision for their work moving forward.

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