Emma Riley

Emma Riley

Emma is a dynamic, market savvy leader in culture, climate and brand development. After a successful early career developing and executing creative strategies, Emma was hired to launch the award winning organization Lonely Whale. Lonely Whale has been named a leader in innovation and a top global environmental mover and shaker. The company has driven worldwide change in the market on behalf of the ocean.


In January of 2021, Emma joined Better Shelter and the IKEA Foundation in developing Structure - a consumer facing, climate migrant initiative.


A driver of creative, strategic marketing, Emma has presented to diverse communities around the world. She has been recognized as a Rubicon Global Waste Fit Champion and as one of the top 100 female culture creators in the United States by PureWow. Emma has been featured in national and international publications and was a mentor and judge with the A/D/O Water Futures challenge, presented by Jane Withers Studio London. She sits on the Board of Tandem Pictures.


Emma lives in San Francisco with networks in New York, Stockholm, Los Angeles and London.

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The Missing Link: Millennial Parents and Climate Displacement

by Emma Riley

How Many Pieces of Plastic Did You Encounter Today? It Matters for the Health of Our Oceans and Ourselves

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