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Good For the Planet, Good for the People.

Rural Beacon Initiative (RBI) is a North Carolina-based social enterprise, committed to advancing business sustainability and environmental justice. Through both private and public consultancy, strategic convening, and deploying models for practical, scalable community based solutions we help businesses address the triple bottom line with practical, equitable solutions.

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"We must make progress on climate change. We cannot burn our way to the future. We cannot pretend the danger does not exist ... or dismiss it because it affects someone else."

Ban Ki-moon, President of the Global Green Growth Institute

Partnerships

Key Partnerships in the Southeast

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Providence Omnistructure
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Tree Maintenance

Meet The Team

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William J. Barber, III

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Founder, CEO

Benjamin Barber

Benjamin Barber

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Director of External Affairs

Vanessa Barksdale

Vanessa Barksdale

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Director of Communications

Randy Lucas

Randy Lucas

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Director of Compliance

Michael McClean

Michael McLean

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Director of Technology

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Stu Dalheim

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Senior Fellow, Development

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A'Jae Grisby

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Director of Compliance

Time until Irreversible Climate Damage

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