Forward. Together.

Carbon. Climate. Conservation. Equity.

Galvanize Partners is a street smart, politically savvy, deeply experienced team of climate advisers.
Galvanize Partners has decades of experience in strategic finance, carbon markets, climate policy, Federal and state advocacy, storytelling, narrative design, facilitation, and stakeholder coalition building.  
Galvanize Partners works with for-purpose companies, asset holders, asset managers and public agencies focused on climate, carbon and environmental justice.  

With the right partners, you can build and sustain solutions to even the most complex social, economic and environmental challenges.

Let’s move forward. Together.

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We believe that rigorous analysis, clear communication, targeted advocacy, and strategic partnerships are the keys to meaningful, game-changing social innovation.


We collaborate with mission driven organizations to design, build, measure, learn, pivot, grow and communicate. We believe your work – whether independent philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, community activism or corporate citizenship – is more effective through partnership, creativity and human centered design.

Analysis & Design

  • Analyze gaps and opportunities to streamline corporate citizenship efforts
  • Build program valuation and design tools
  • Develop comparative market analyses to improve program outcomes
  • Design program implementation strategies and tools

Advocacy & Partnerships

  • Engage our unique public and private networks
  • Harness your networks
  • Design and execute government relations strategies
  • Develop and strengthen public-private collaboration [at local, national and international levels]
  • Identify highest-value cross-sector partners


  • Serve as a savvy, gracious extension of your team
  • Operate grant-making strategies
  • Brief and staff senior executives
  • Manage and execute logistics for global travel
  • Negotiate and secure cross-sector partners


  • Distill and prioritize mission statement and core objectives
  • Create tailored communications to galvanize investors, donors, boards and community stakeholders
  • Curate a meaningful annual engagement calendar

Our work is driven by optimism, integrity, collaboration.


Celes Eckerman

Managing Partner
With nearly 20 years of experience in international development and national security policy making, Celes leverages keen political judgment, an insider’s understanding of the policy process, and a wide network of high-level influencers on behalf of our clients. Celes is a twelve-year veteran of senior personal and committee staffs in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. She has worked alongside policy makers, elected officials, global industry leaders and community activists across the United States and in more than a dozen countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Teal Brown Zimring

Managing Partner
Teal operates at the intersection of the private, public and non-profit sectors, with over a decade of experience structuring high-value partnerships to benefit communities and regions globally.  She has demonstrated successes in creative problem solving to meet shared objectives, rigorous decision analysis and detailed impact assessment through the Aspen Institute, the UN Foundation, Two Degrees Food, Hewlett Packard and countless additional private and non-profit organizations. She has taught business ethics at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and implemented global corporate citizenship programs alongside small and large nonprofits in over 15 countries globally.