- Euan Murray named CEO effective December 1st. Murray has served as COO and Chief Strategy Officer since 2012, where he has been an integral part of setting strategy and leading TSC
- Sheila Bonini, CEO of TSC since 2014, taking new role at WWF and becoming TSC board member. Bonini will be Sr. VP of Private Sector Engagement at WWF
- Seamless transition underscores the strength of the TSC leadership team and the support and planning of the TSC Board, according to TSC Chairman of the Board, Jon Johnson
Tempe, AZ – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that Sheila Bonini will be stepping down as CEO to take a position at WWF and Euan Murray will be the new CEO effective December 1st.
In her two years as CEO of TSC, Bonini has led a transformation of the organization to position it to leverage the tremendous scientific-based work through retailer implementation. Under her leadership TSC now has more than 1,700 suppliers using its tools, covering over $135 billion in retail trade. More suppliers are reporting daily, and 2016 should be TSC’s biggest year yet as more retailers join TSC and Walmart continues to expand. In addition to continued implementation at scale by Walmart and Sam’s Club, TSC has deepened its partnership with Kroger and is implementing with other major retailers in North America and Europe. Bonini has helped raise the level of the mission for TSC to drive impact across consumer product supply chains and produced TSC’s first ever Impact Report.
Murray was named COO in 2015 after serving as Strategy Director and Chief Strategy Officer since 2012. Prior to joining TSC, Murray was the Director of Footprinting at the Carbon Trust. To date, Murray has led all of TSC’s operations including implementation with major retailers, global market expansion, new product development and external partnerships. This experience, combined with his background in strategy consulting and financial services make Murray extremely well qualified to take on the CEO role.
Jon Johnson, TSC Chairman of the Board, said,
“We thank Sheila for her invaluable contributions to TSC and her tremendous knowledge, enthusiasm and experience in expanding our vision and mission. Euan’s leadership in the last four years has also been instrumental in TSC’s transformation and current success through our global expansion, his key strategic partnerships, his work on major retailer projects and his day-to-day work with TSC staff and members. Euan is a natural leader, a highly-regarded colleague and has the skills and experience to take TSC to the next level. We are lucky to have such a qualified candidate already on staff. The TSC board has full faith in his vision for TSC’s future.”
“As a TSC member, we trust that Euan Murray will continue working with Walmart in our commitment to more sustainable products. We value his passion for TSC and for sustainability and look forward to working with Euan in his new capacity,” states Laura Phillips, senior vice president for sustainability at Walmart. “Strengthening Walmart’s partnership with TSC on our Sustainability Index is very important to our future goals in this space.”
Bonini thanked the TSC team, members and partners for their many contributions and accomplishments. Bonini said
“It has been an honor to be able to contribute to moving an incredible organization forward with its tremendous potential to transform consumer goods supply chains and help make all the consumer products we buy more sustainable. By working together across supply chains, TSC –with its members and stakeholders – has the potential to change the world. TSC’s future is so bright, and Euan – supported by a tremendous leadership team, dedicated staff and committed Board – is absolutely the right leader to continue to deliver on our compelling mission.”
“We believe that business and industry can be part of the solution in driving positive environmental change,” said Marcia Marsh, World Wildlife Fund Chief Operating Officer. “And that’s why we are excited to welcome Sheila in her new role as SVP of Private Sector Engagement and congratulate her appointment to TSC’s Board of Directors, representing WWF. With a shared vision and Sheila’s experience at TSC, we look forward to collaborating on sustainability initiatives with TSC that will develop impact metrics for critical conservation issues such as deforestation.”
Murray underscored his commitment to TSC’s mission and strategic focus. “In our drive for a more sustainable planet, our mantra is Impact at Scale. TSC colleagues, members and partners are leading the way in making sustainable business mainstream. As I take on this new role, I’m inspired by their dedication and commitment to our mission. I want to see us build on the commitment of our 100 members and our $100 billion user base, to find new ways to help people, profits and the planet,” said Murray. “I want to pay tribute to Sheila and to her huge contribution to TSC. It is an honor to become TSC’s CEO, to lead such a fantastic team, and to take on one of the most important jobs in sustainability.”
Euan Murray is the current Chief Operating Officer of TSC and will become Chief Executive Office on December 1, 2016. Murray currently leads TSC strategic development to ensure it continues to grow to meet its mission. His role as COO covers TSC’s global expansion, key partnerships, new products and implementation services, and alternative funding models. Murray joined TSC in 2012 as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. Previously, Murray served as Director of Footprinting at the Carbon Trust and developed the original Carbon Trust footprinting methodology that became PAS2050, the first global standard in this area. Murray has a background in strategy consulting and financial services. He holds a BA in Natural Sciences and an MSc. in Materials Sciences and Metallurgy from Cambridge University, UK.
Sheila Bonini, TSC outgoing Chief Executive Officer, joined in September 2014, bringing considerable corporate experience to the scientific rigor and stakeholder engagement on which TSC is based. Bonini has led a transformation of the organization, positioning it to leverage the tremendous scientific-based work through retailer implementation and drive impact across consumer product supply chains. Previously, Bonini spent more than 15 years with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company serving as senior expert consultant and co-leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Transformation Service. Her work at the company focused on the link between social and environmental impact and financial value creation. Bonini received an AB degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
The Sustainability Consortium is a global nonprofit organization working to transform the consumer goods industry by partnering with leading companies to define, develop, and deliver more sustainable products. TSC creates change through the implementation of its science-based, metrics-driven approach, and by collaborating with its broad membership base— which includes manufacturers, retailers, corporations, and NGOs—and other stakeholders to drive innovation for a new generation of products and more sustainable supply networks. Our mission is to transform the consumer goods industry so that the mainstream consumer goods we buy every day are better and more sustainable. We will achieve this by translating the best sustainability science into business tools, and by engaging stakeholders to implement these tools to engender change along supply chains and drive continual improvement across the entire product life cycle, to create more sustainable consumer products. The Sustainability Consortium has more than 100 members and there are over 2,000 users of TSC tools worldwide; it convenes more than 200 global organizations annually over an average of 75 networking opportunities. Formed in 2009, TSC is jointly administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas. It also has a European office at Wageningen University and Research Center, and a Chinese office in Tianjin, China. For more information visit www.sustainabilityconsortium.org.
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