Kaitlyn Allen

VP, Environmental, Social, and Governance


Kaitlyn joined ClimeCo after founding Global Affairs Associates (GAA) and serving as president and CEO for nearly a decade. She is a sought-after expert on ESG investing and corporate sustainability communications strategy. Kaitlyn has consulted on sustainability and ESG issues, including strategy, risk, communications, and transparency, for a variety of industries, including oil and gas, drilling, construction, midstream, and manufacturing. She trains international oil and gas executives on sustainability, lean management, and process improvement. As CEO, Kaitlyn grew Global Affairs Associates from an individual consulting practice to a well-respected boutique firm in Houston.

Passionate about international relations, Kaitlyn is a Fellow of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Young Leaders Forum, a diplomatic exchange between the U.S. and China. She received the U.S. Critical Language Scholarship award to study Turkish in Turkey in 2011, and speaks fluent Spanish, French and Portuguese. Kaitlyn is a proud alumna of Georgetown University (MA in Conflict Resolution/Government) and Trinity University (BA in International Relations).

A sustainability-focused entrepreneur, Kaitlyn also founded MendIt, Inc., a digital marketplace tackling textile waste. She loves spending time with her family outdoors, biking and hiking, or experimenting with baked goods in the kitchen.