Jillianne Lyon

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Jillianne is the program lead for IASJ’s Climate + Dignity initiative, and co-leads IASJ’s Racial Equity and Peace & Demilitarization shareholder advocacy campaigns. Jillianne additionally manages the Mission-Aligned Investing (MAI) Program, office communications, graphic design, proxy voting services, and daily office operations. She is based in Washington, DC. 

Jillianne joined Investor Advocates for Social Justice in October 2018. he brings a strong background in corporate accountability and climate justice from various professional and academic experiences during her undergraduate years. Her internships with IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) and the CT General Assembly Legislature fortified her skills in human rights advocacy, policy, and analysis. During her research internship with the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Jillianne assisted in engaging companies and reporting on issues of climate risk transparency, water protection, and indigenous land rights. As an undergraduate, Jillianne worked closely with environmental activist groups, sustainable farming programs, and international coherence initiatives. She additionally attended the 2017 UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany as a university fellow where she took part of the We Are Still In campaign.

Jillianne graduated with high honors from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Human Rights and Political Science, and a minor in French.

Contact Jillianne at jlyon@iasj.org