The report articulates four core principles of strategic stimulus and recovery for global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn that can simultaneously benefit the economy, the environment, and our communities. These principles provide an important framework for planning and evaluating future stimulus efforts.
Michael Banker leads marketing and communications strategy and execution for RMI’s Carbon Free Cities and States program, which focuses on helping cities and states achieve climate-neutrality by providing strategic, cost-effective solutions and the technical assistance needed to implement them.
Michael’s background spans communications and marketing, grants administration, and environmental policy. Prior to joining RMI, he served as the Director of Communications/Media for the Gulf Research Program at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where he led all internal and external communications, outreach, and dissemination activities. He also served as the Assistant Director and communications lead for the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, where he facilitated support for a broad spectrum of environmental, energy, and natural resources initiatives.
MA, Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota
BA, Communication Arts and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin