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Emily Hanning

Project Lead

Emily has nearly two decades of experience in the corporate sector, where her work has largely focused on driving change towards improved social or environmental outcomes.

As project lead for Talent Rewire, Emily partners with and advises employers as they innovate best practices in hiring, retention, and advancement of frontline employees that drive business value. Emily also provides thought leadership regarding ESG and other voluntary reporting standards measuring companies' employment and workforce practices. 

Before FSG

Emily spent four years leading her family-owned restaurant prior to joining FSG. This experience has given Emily a unique perspective to understand the challenges faced by both business leaders as well as frontline employees. She believes they are not diametrically opposed and that with the right approach, employees, as well as the businesses they work for, can prosper.

Prior to that role, Emily focused for more than a decade on leading sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts in the forest products, manufacturing, and retail sectors. Emily thrives in cross-functional collaboration, and takes a pragmatic approach to ensure change is fully integrated into business strategies and practices. Emily also led internal and external corporate responsibility reporting and will be leveraging that experience to understand metrics for “good jobs” and economic mobility and how they might be integrated into future reporting standards.

Emily worked in Washington, D.C. on a variety of international development issues such as health and access to family planning before attending graduate school.

Education

  • University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, MBA
  • University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, MS
  • Duke University, BA, Environmental Science & Policy, cum laude

Languages

  • Swahili (intermediate)

On working at FSG

“It is hard to imagine a better role for me to leverage my unique experience than the Talent Rewire team at FSG. Now more than ever, we need to see and listen to our essential frontline workers, as well as help business leaders understand how critical they are to their organizations and how they can pilot small changes that could have a big impact on engagement, retention, and overall profitability.”