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Amaral Luiz
Luiz Amaral
WRI
Luiz Amaral
WRI

Luiz Amaral is the Global Manager for GFW Commodities and Finance. He leads the international team engaging companies and governments in using WRI geospatial tools and information technology to monitor agricultural supply chains, aiming to reduce deforestation and promote sustainable development in agriculture globally.

Before joining WRI Luiz was the head of corporate socio-environmental responsibility for Rabobank in Brazil and South America, responsible for risk assessment processes – involving an innovative sustainability rating - as well as sustainable business development. He also served on the boards of the Brazilian National Climate Change Fund (Fundo Clima) and international sustainability roundtables such as the ones for sugarcane (Bonsucro) and beef (GRSB/GTPS).

With a carrier that allied private-sector and research positions, Luiz is a former recipient of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) fellowship on agriculture and climate change; coordinated the European biofuel program at Groupe d’Economie Mondiale at Sciences-Po Paris and worked as a researcher at Agroicone (formerly known as Icone), a leading agricultural think tank.

Luiz holds a Masters on International Economics from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and is a Phd candidate at University of São Paulo (USP), working on the impacts of information and communication technology on sustainable rural development.

Tools for Achieving Zero Deforestation Commitments by 2020

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Andrews Dee
Dee Andrews
Norcom, Inc.
Dee Andrews
Norcom, Inc.

Dee joined Norcom, Inc., (a manufacturer and marketer of paper-based school and office supplies sold to mass market retailers) in 1993.
In her role as Director of Environmental Affairs for the company's U.S. and Mexico facilities, Dee is responsible for: strategic planning; oversight of corporate sustainability team; goal setting; metric establishment and tracking; stakeholder engagement; environmental reporting including retail account assessments, CFSI conflict minerals and carbon footprint reporting; forestry certifications; supply chain transparency; and corporate and supplier compliance.
Dee is also responsible for California Proposition 65, Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, Fair Packaging and Labeling Act and other government program compliance.
She is actively involved in The Sustainability Consortium, a group of leading corporations dedicated to developing credible measurement tools for assessing sustainability integration into businesses.
Dee graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa 1986. In 2014 she graduated "With Distinction" from the Global Sustainability program at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Anson Rob
Rob Anson
Henkel
Director of Business Development, Wal-Mart Worldwide at Henkel Corporation
Rob Anson
Director of Business Development, Wal-Mart Worldwide at Henkel Corporation
Henkel

Rob is a Director of Business Development for Henkel and has provided sustainability leadership and support to Henkel's North America sales organization as well as to Henkel international sales teams. Rob has been the liaison between Henkel's sustainability leadership team, R&D team, sales teams and customers since 2008. His primary objective in this capacity is to align Henkel corporate sustainability strategies with key customers and stakeholders to include:

Building strategic internal and external partnerships for joint sustainability initiatives

Training and educating Henkel Sustainability Ambassadors

Perpetuating adherence, cooperation and alignment with product and packaging indexes

Driving cross functional participation in sustainability driven initiatives

Engagement and participation in internal and external sustainability leadership forums

Rob worked closely with other Henkel leaders in R&D and Sales in support of co-development for the foundation of TSC in 2008. In 2010, Rob received a Quest for Excellence in Sustainability award by Henkel North America.

In conjunction with his responsibility for sustainable business development, Rob leads an International Sales team across 14 countries responsible for sales of Adhesives, Laundry and Beauty Care for Henkel. Rob has been with Henkel for 16 years. Prior to his experience at Henkel, Rob worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises and he is a graduate of Arizona State University.

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Atwood Roian
Roian Atwood
Wrangler
Roian Atwood
Wrangler

Roian Atwood is the Director of Sustainability for Wrangler, Lee jeans, and several other brands and geographic regions. Atwood leads brand sustainability strategy, engages suppliers globally to drive greater social and environmental performance, and works cross functionally with product development and marketing to create more sustainable products and share brand relevant stories.

With fifteen years’ experience in footwear & apparel sustainability, his diverse project management experience includes implementing renewables and discovering energy efficiency measures to project managing materials innovation pilots and leading teams into an action-oriented, results driven approach to corporate sustainability.

Atwood’s undergraduate work was in Complex Systems with Naropa University, and he holds a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

From the Group Up: Soil to Denim, Wastewater 101 Toolbox Task Force

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Baldridge Liz
Liz Baldridge
Feeding America
Liz Baldridge
Feeding America

Liz started with Feeding America in 2008 on their Manufacturing Product Sourcing team. As a National Account Manager, Liz is responsible for managing and advancing partnerships with product donors across the United States. Her experience has proven successful in driving best practices at all levels of the organization and working collaboratively to develop emerging solutions.

Over the last year, while managing a strong portfolio of food donors, Liz strengthened relationships with Feeding America's non-food relationships, building awareness around Feeding America's capacity and distribution capabilities.

Liz is involved with the Food Waste Recovery Alliance, where she works with the food and grocery industry to recognize usable product with in their supply chain, typically thought of as waste streams, and identifies solutions to convert the product into a safe, distributable form.

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Balsam Jessica
Jessica Balsam
APL Logistics
Jessica Balsam
APL Logistics

Jessica Balsam is the Sustainability Director for APL Logistics.  She works to set a global strategic vision for sustainability and corporate social responsibility that is grounded in data and tied to business objectives.  Prior to joining APL Logistics, Jessica served in the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy overseeing communications for $12 billion in stimulus funding and managed global sustainability programs in Nike’s retail business.

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Baltz Carolyn
Carolyn Baltz
The Sustainability Consortium
Director, Membership and Development
Carolyn Baltz
Director, Membership and Development
The Sustainability Consortium

Carolyn Baltz joined The Sustainability Consortium on June 29, 2015. Prior to joining TSC, Carolyn dedicated 11 years to strengthening the membership efforts of the Arkansas Alumni Association at the University of Arkansas. Carolyn was instrumental in growing stewardship programs for members, engagement measurement practices and membership acquisition strategy. In addition to her expertise in relationship management, Carolyn led efforts to create and market a new brand identity for the Association. Carolyn received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations. She currently volunteers for multiple non-profit organizations in the Northwest Arkansas area.

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Barcan Cristian
Cristian Barcan
Vinyl Business and Sustainability Council
Cristian Barcan
Vinyl Business and Sustainability Council

Cristian Barcan joined The Vinyl Institute (VI) in 2015 as the VP of Sustainability and Industry Affairs. Cristian serves also as the Executive Director of the Vinyl Business & Sustainability Council.

Cristian brings with him two decades of experience in the chemical industry, with proven success in developing sustainability related business models for a wide range of products.
Prior to VI, he served as Vice President of Business Development at UL's Information and Insights division (UL).
Cristian also spent 18 years with BASF in a number of senior level positions, most recently as Head of Applied Sustainability for BASF Nutrition and Health North America, South America, and Asia Pacific. During that time, he developed a sustainability service package that helps consumer brands create and market more sustainable goods. Cristian introduced BASF as a core member of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and continues to engage with TSC on behalf of VI and VBSC. He is also a speaker and panel participant at a number of global events including Sustainable Brands.

In his current role at The Vinyl Institute, Cristian Barcan is responsible for leading the organization’s overall campaign to advance the vinyl industry's sustainability commitment and progress, build positive relationships with key influencers, and manage the industry wide Vinyl Business & Sustainability Council (VBSC).

Sharing Perspectives: Member Roundtable Discussions

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Beary Patrick
Patrick Beary
The Nature Conservancy
Director of Corporate Engagement, Agriculture & Food Systems
Patrick Beary
Director of Corporate Engagement, Agriculture & Food Systems
The Nature Conservancy

Patrick Beary leads the development of TNC’s food supply chain strategies in support of the Conservancy’s global conservation mission.  His team is responsible for the Conservancy’s corporate and multi-stakeholder engagements with the global agriculture and food industries. Beary joined the Conservancy’s Corporate Engagement team in 2012. Previously he managed the Conservancy's Business Council.  He is the current co-Chair of the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative and on the Board of Directors of The Sustainability Consortium.
Prior to joining the Conservancy, Patrick was the South American lead for an environmental and business consulting company working on corporate sustainability, strategy and ecosystem service valuation projects across the hemisphere. With an academic background in international studies and economics, he was the recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowship to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He lives with his wife and two children in Illinois.

TSC Idea Forum, Sharing Perspectives: Member Roundtable Discussions, An IPM Approach to Building Communication Channels About Pesticide Use

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Bedore Fred
Fred Bedore
Walmart
Fred Bedore
Walmart

Fred Bedore is the senior director of business strategy and sustainability for Walmart Stores, Inc..  He is responsible for the integration of sustainability into Walmart’s business strategies, the collaboration with the company's sustainable value networks on key sustainability goals and the incorporation of sustainability into the brand and culture of the company.

Fred joined Walmart in 2004 as a buyer in general merchandise.  In 2006 he was promoted to a senior strategy manager with the Innovation team where he held multiple roles with a special emphasis on merchandising and supply chain.  In 2010, Fred was named a senior director on the corporate sustainability team.  During his time at Walmart, Fred has been a part of teams who have won buyer of the year honors and been nominated for the Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Fred has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Michigan State University and an MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain from Pennsylvania State University.

Excuse me! Do you know how to talk to this buyer?, ROI, where are you?, Walmart Project Gigaton Update

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Belden William
William Belden
Antares Grou Inc.
William Belden
Antares Grou Inc.

Mr. Belden is an organizational manager with a high degree of personal integrity and over 30 years of experience providing creative leadership; organizing, initiating action, team building and leading people. He is a self-starter who gets results by effectively leading people, managing resources and being accountable for results. Mr. Belden is a biomass production practitioner with experience in using research testing protocols and has the ability to relate those protocols to real world applications for biomass processing systems. He is experienced in using moisture testing equipment, sample drying protocols and the quality control impact on biomass grinding and handling practices. He also has expertise in agriculture and farm management operations, commodity marketing, and government relations.

Why Brands and Retailers Need Farm-Level Sustainability Data: Use Cases for IT Solutions

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Berger Lori
Lori Berger
UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
Lori Berger
UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program

Lori Berger joined the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project in 2014. Prior to this, she was the Executive Director of the grower-supported California Specialty Crops Council, leading technical and regulatory affairs for a diverse array of fruit, vegetable, berry and vine crops valued at >$5 Billion produced on over 600,000 acres. Lori has been at the intersection of IPM, food systems, public policy, and sustainability over two decades.
Her work has focused on the production community as well as appointments to several EPA and USDA advisory federal committees (pollinator protection, water quality and soil health). She holds a BS in Crop Science, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Entomology, and an MBA. She is a licensed pest control advisor (PCA) and certified crop advisor (CCA) in sustainability. She is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.
Lori has worked for two Fortune 500 companies in R&D and Technical Services for new product and market development. She consults on a variety of research, marketing and regulatory projects.

An IPM Approach to Building Communication Channels About Pesticide Use

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Berkenkamp JoAnne
JoAnne Berkenkamp
Natural Resources Defense Council
JoAnne Berkenkamp
Natural Resources Defense Council

JoAnne Berkenkamp focuses on improving the efficiency of the U.S. food system by reducing food waste from farm to fork. She specializes in food-waste prevention and food rescue through industry-based approaches, consumer education, and policy advocacy. Berkenkamp has nearly two decades of experience working in the food-systems arena, including regional food-systems development, public education, institutional food procurement, and food supply chain research and development. Berkenkamp has also worked in the corporate finance and international development sectors. She holds a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Illinois and a masters from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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Betts Nick
Nick Betts
SAI Platform
Nick Betts
SAI Platform

Nick has significant experience delivering market development activities, environmental programs and facilitating success directly with farmers on sustainability challenges of the agricultural value chain at the local, regional, and international-level. He has experienced the sector from the perspective of industry, grassroots agricultural organization, environmental not-for-profit and government.

Nick is a trained ecologist with an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability and holds multiple certifications, including in Sustainability Reporting and as a Change Management Specialist and Farm Transition Coordinator.

Based in Ontario, Canada, Nick is the Programme Manager for SAI Platform’s Arable & Vegetable Working Group, the Horizon Committee and associated activities and projects.

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Bollinger Jess
Arable
Arable

Jess Bollinger is the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Arable. Jess works closely with Arable's enterprise partners to utilize environmental data to reduce supply chain risk and build innovative financial products. Before joining Arable Labs, Jess worked at UNICEF USA, with smallholder farmers in Mayange, Rwanda and Xochimilco, Mexico, and on the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability, and has five years of private sector experience. Jess has an M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and undergraduate degree from Tufts University in International Relations and Spanish

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Carey Tim
Tim Carey
PepsiCo
Senior Director, Sustainability
Tim Carey
Senior Director, Sustainability
PepsiCo

Tim Carey is the Senior Director for Sustainability and Recycling at PepsiCo Beverages in North America. He is responsible for developing and implementing the sustainability vision and strategy for the beverages businesses and reducing their environmental and social impacts. Tim co-founded and launched PepsiCo?s US consumer recycling program and sustainable fertilizer initiatives. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Keep America Beautiful. Tim work previously at Hewlett-Packard and in Berkshire Hathaway at Johns Manville before PepsiCo.

Why Brands and Retailers Need Farm-Level Sustainability Data: Use Cases for IT Solutions

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Cooke Christopher
Christopher Cooke
The Sustainability Consortium
Senior Director, Technical Development
Christopher Cooke
Senior Director, Technical Development
The Sustainability Consortium

Christopher Cooke is the Senior Director of Technical Development at the Sustainability Consortium where he oversees the creation TSC's tools for sustainability measurement and reporting. Prior to joining The Consortium, Christopher developed an energy sustainability strategy and action plan for the government of Hawaii Island. While with the New York Academy of Sciences, he investigated clean technology policy for New York State. Christopher holds a Master of Environment Science degree from Yale University, where he studied industrial ecology and conducted research in life cycle assessment. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from New York University.

Cooper Lawren
Lawren Cooper
PepsiCo
Lawren Cooper
PepsiCo

Lawren Cooper is an Environmental Sustainability Manager at PepsiCo with fifteen years of experience promoting sustainable business practices.  Her responsibilities include leading the PepsiCo Recycling Events and Roadster programs, performing sustainability reviews of new products and projects, developing and executing sustainability strategies, and integrating sustainability into the business.  Other focus areas include carbon footprint reduction, product stewardship and customer outreach. Lawren received her B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Environmental Science & Engineering and an MPH from the University of Michigan in Environmental Health Science and Industrial Hygiene.

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Cordera Sonia
Sonia Cordera
IDH
Sonia Cordera
IDH

Sonia Cordera is Program Manager at IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative, where she is responsible for the development and management of the Fruit and Vegetables program, as well as of the Flowers and Ornamentals one. Her role includes organizing retailers, traders and producers to mainstream sustainable production and trade, and implementing projects in Africa and Latin America. Prior to joining IDH, Sonia worked at SIM Supply Chain as data analyst, mapping and monitoring customers’ supply chains for social compliance and food safety. Sonia also contributed to the revision of the Royal Ahold list of accepted social standards in 2014. Deeply interested in international politics and economics, Sonia holds a PhD in History of International Relations from the University of Florence and a Master of Science in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London.

Living Income & Wage: Exploring the #1 Social Issue

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Crossland Brent
Brent Crossland
Crossland Advisors
Brent Crossland
Crossland Advisors

Brent Crossland is the past Head of Fiber Development for Seeds at Bayer CropScience and is based in Valencia, California, USA.

Brent has worked in the plant science industry for the past 37 years with experience in crop protection, product development and launch, seed production and the global textile supply chain.  He has held past positions with academia, independent consulting, product development and research and sales and marketing in the cotton industry. For the past fifteen years, Brent has also been very involved with the downstream market development of FiberMax and Stoneville cotton fiber for the apparel and home furnishings industry.

Brent was instrumental in the development of the global Certified FiberMax traceability program.  He developed and managed the e3 Sustainable Cotton Initiative. A very well-known expert on the cotton supply chain, Brent has presented globally on sustainable initiatives to many world cotton organizations.  He is a past recipient of the Bayer CropScience Luminary award for distinguished achievement and the “You Can’t Pick Better” award for initiatives in the cotton seed business.  In addition, Brent was also awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence from Texas A&M University.

Brent holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and a Master’s of Agriculture degree in Plant Science from West Texas A&M University.

From the Group Up: Soil to Denim

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Dolak William
William Dolak
Walgreens
William Dolak
Walgreens

Bill Dolak is the Senior Manager, Product Sustainability for Walgreens (Walgreens-Boots Alliance North America). In this role Bill works to advance Sustainability initiatives across the non-pharmaceutical product offerings at Walgreens retail stores. This includes influencing the product’s chemical composition and ingredient provenance, packaging composition and recyclability communication, as well as Vendor Sustainability Practices (via the TSC toolkits). Prior to Walgreens, Bill worked in food manufacturing at General Mills, Tyson Foods, and in Private Brand Brokerage. Bill is a graduate of Indiana University and has done graduate studies at Indiana University School of Medicine and The University of Chicago School of Medicine. He lives in the northern Chicago suburbs with his wife, two daughters, and a puppy.

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Donnelly Melissa
Melissa Donnelly
Campbell Soup Company
Melissa Donnelly
Campbell Soup Company

Melissa Donnelly is Senior Manager of Global Supply Chain Sustainability for Campbell Soup Company. She leads sustainability work across Campbell’s manufacturing sites and drives progress on Campbell’s commitments to climate, water and waste. She also leads the Company’s commitment to reduce food waste and develops processes to integrate sustainability into business functions. She serves on the Consumer Goods Forum Food Waste Working Group, the ReFED Advisory Council and manages CEO Denise Morrison’s executive membership with Champions 12.3. Before joining Campbell, Melissa worked with Johnson Controls on building energy efficiency, with the US EPA on climate change partnerships and programming, and with the Natural Resources Defense Council as a Climate Policy Fellow focused on international programs. Melissa earned her B.A. in International Relations from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, V.A. and her M.A. in Environmental Policy from American University in Washington, D.C.

From Farm to Fork: Keeping Food as Food in a World of Food Waste

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Donofrio Stephen
Stephen Donofrio
Forest Trends / Greenpoint Innovations
Stephen Donofrio
Forest Trends / Greenpoint Innovations

Stephen Donofrio is Principal & Founder of Greenpoint Innovations LLC, and has more than 10 years of experience working with companies, communities, governments and not-for-profit organizations. He was formerly Vice President of CDP North America, where he served as the Canada Manager and directed the region’s investor disclosure program for climate, energy, water and forest risk commodities.

Tools for Achieving Zero Deforestation Commitments by 2020

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Doolaard Marieke
Marieke Doolaard
Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelen / Dutch Retail Association
Marieke Doolaard
Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelen / Dutch Retail Association

Marieke has been interested in the food issues since she was introduced to the Dutch role in international food production and safety. Her interest grew as her knowledge on food issues expanded. She wishes to continue working on these issues and hope to contribute in making the food industry sustainable for generations to come.

Marieke enjoys working in an ambitious team towards a common goal. With her strong sense of responsibility she likes to take the lead and coordinate different tasks within the team.

In the last few years Marieke has developed a love for writing, both professionally and creatively.

Sharing Perspectives: Member Roundtable Discussions, Living Income & Wage: Exploring the #1 Social Issue

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Dooley Kevin
Kevin Dooley
The Sustainability Consortium
Chief Scientist
Kevin Dooley
Chief Scientist
The Sustainability Consortium

Dr. Kevin Dooley is a Professor of Supply Chain Management and a Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholars in the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is Chief Scientist of The Sustainability Consortium, developing science and tools to improve the sustainability of consumer goods. Dr. Dooley is a world-known expert in the application of complexity science to help organizations improve. He has published over 100 research articles and co-authored an award-winning book, "Organizational Change and Innovation Processes". He is on several journal editorial boards including Journal of Supply Chain Management and Journal of Business Logistics. He has been awarded two patents on Centering Resonance Analysis, a novel form of network text analysis, and is co-founder and CEO of Crawdad Technologies, LLC, a provider of text analysis software for academics of Business at Arizona State University.

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Edwards Alison
Alison Edwards
SISC
Alison Edwards
SISC

Alison Edwards has a history of working at the center of collaborative efforts to build more resilient futures.

Over the last 20 years, she has helped build more sustainable systems with corporations, communities, local and regional government agencies, and large nonprofits.

Drawing from her experience at the intersections of food and agriculture, health and well being, and sustainability and resilience she helps organizations collaborate to build the healthy future they want to see.

Together, her skills and experience contribute to defining, evaluating, advocating, and implementing impactful strategies for organizations, businesses, and the world.

Alison is an avid surfer, gardener, and beekeeper.

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Ehiemere Chisara
Chisara Ehiemere
Field to Market
Chisara Ehiemere
Field to Market

Leveraging over 10 years of experience in sustainable agriculture and an extensive background in supply chain management in other industries, Chisara is responsible for the design and implementation of Field to Market’s verification processes. Prior to Field to Market, Chisara was the Vice President of Certification at Fair Trade USA where she created and implemented certification strategies for agricultural supply chains to improve farmer and worker livelihoods, improve environmental outcomes, and increase transparency in sourcing and claims. Chisara was also a consultant, designing procurement and supply chain management strategies across multiple industries. Chisara holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Duke University.

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Fanjul-Debnam Elena
Elena Fanjul-Debnam
Workplace options
Elena Fanjul-Debnam
Workplace options

Based in Singapore, Elena is the Vice President of Labor Solutions at Workplace Options’. She leverages her background in social enterprises to lead the Labor Solutions team in developing high-quality human resource technology tools designed for factory employees. Before joining Workplace Options, Elena worked with several leading organizations in Indonesia to design and develop sustainable business solutions to address development challenges. Elena spent eight years in Indonesia, arriving in 2010 as Fulbright Scholar. Prior to living and working in Indonesia, Elena worked in analytics in the US.

Reducing the Risks of Forced Labor in Supply Chains

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Fennig Chris
Chris Fennig
MyFarms
Chris Fennig
MyFarms

Chris’s background in farming, physics, and supply chain integration inform his no-nonsense approach to sustainability. His passion for helping business leaders find genuine opportunities to convert field-level sustainability data into new business value is a driving force. In any interaction, Chris’s contribution may range from discussing strategic alternatives, to defining technical implementation details. Chris realized his dream of founding a technology company in 2010. MyFarms is a cloud-based software development firm that operationalizes sustainability. By extending supply chain systems to the field level and empowering farmers with new insight in an age of increasing environmental scrutiny, MyFarms aligns the economics of sustainability, which is a precursor to large scale impact. MyFarms delivers sophisticated turnkey solutions that automatically combine field data owned by farmers with the IT infrastructure used by the world’s biggest brands. MyFarms appeals to the full sophistication range among farmers, while enabling seamless sustainability data collection and interactive reporting for downstream trading partners. The MyFarms data exchange is used by thousands of farmers and dozens of enterprises across the US and Australia. Fennig was honored to receive the Outstanding Achievement in RFID Technology Award in 2009 and the Precision Ag Institute’s Crop Advisor of the Year award in 2014. His undergraduate work focused on nanosatellite communications, earning a BS from the Taylor University Physics Department, and his MS focused on the Physics of RFID in global supply chains at Case Western Reserve University. Chris enjoys long walks on his family’s fourth generation corn and soybean farm in Jay County, Indiana.

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Ferreyra R.Andres
R.Andres Ferreyra
Ag Connections, LLC
R.Andres Ferreyra
Ag Connections, LLC

Born in Argentina, Andres has over 25 years of experience in technology R&D in the private sector and academia.

Andres is an Electric /Electronic Engineer. He worked several years developing industrial instrumentation computers and weather satellite image processing systems as managing partner in Dexar, a company he co-owned. He later completed an MS in Agronomy / Agrometeorology and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (University of Florida) with a Minor in Computer Science.

Andres joined Ag Connections in 2003, first as a consultant, prototyping various spatial data collection tools; and full-time since 2004, leading development of telemetry integration, remote data entry, and irrigation-related projects. Andres heads Ag Connections’ work in AgGateway, AEF, ASABE and other standards groups; this has involved the development of common data models and semantic infrastructure, as well as building industry consensus around the nuts and bolts of data interoperability issues for irrigation and other field operations. Andres’ research interests include using mathematical techniques to develop user-friendly tools to help growers solve problems while keeping the “dirty work” of handling data hidden from view. In 2014 Andres was awarded AgGateway’s Ron Storms Leadership Award. He currently leads Ag Connections’ implementation of Syngenta’s Risk Management Digital Agriculture solutions.

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Florea Alexandra
Alexandra Florea
Marks & Spencer
Alexandra Florea
Marks & Spencer

With over 8 years’ experience in Retail,  Alexandra is a Sustainability Delivery Manager in Marks & Spencer. She has been managing Shwopping, M&S’s award-winning garment recycling scheme since 2013, on both a strategic and operational level, as well as the relationship with Oxfam, the charity partner. In addition, she is working within the Clothing & Home business unit, undertaking the governance and delivery of the new Plan A 2025 commitments (Marks & Spencer’s sustainability strategy). She specialises in circular economy, textile recycling and circular design.

Her background includes change management for large transformation programmes (in M&S, but also in other industries, such as Oil & Gas and IT), project management, internal communications and training.

Retail Sustainability Strategy: Then and Now

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Fox Christopher
Christopher Fox
HanesBrands
Christopher Fox
HanesBrands
Reducing the Risks of Forced Labor in Supply Chains

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Fuller Emma
Emma Fuller
Granular, Inc
Emma Fuller
Granular, Inc

Emma Fuller is a data scientist with Granular where she uses large, high dimensional, unstructured data sets to derive novel insights for farmers. Prior to joining Granular, Emma received her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton where her work combined both theoretical and empirical approaches to try to better quantify social and ecological sustainability in US West Coast commercial fisheries.

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Gaines Linda
Linda Gaines
Argonne National Laboratory
Linda Gaines
Argonne National Laboratory

Linda Gaines is a Systems Analyst at the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory. She holds a BA in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia. Her primary interest is problem solving, applied to efficient use of resources. She began her 40+ years at Argonne by writing a series of handbooks of energy and material flows in petroleum refining, organic chemicals, and copper industries that provided background for studies of technical and institutional issues involved in recycling discarded tires, packaging, and other energy-intensive materials. Dr. Gaines has examined the costs and impacts on energy use and the environment of production and recycling of advanced-design automobiles, trucks, and trains, and batteries. She has also examined the potential growth of electricity demand by industry and performed technical and economic analysis of alternative fuels, including hydrogen and biofuels. Her most recent work has involved studying ways to reduce petroleum use and other impacts from transport by recycling of batteries and also by reducing vehicle idling. She is an editor of the new journal Sustainable Materials and Technologies and serves on the SAE Battery Recycling Committee, the NAATBatt Recycling Committee and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Responsible Battery Coalition.

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Gassaway Eric
Eric Gassaway
Bayer
Eric Gassaway
Bayer

Eric is the Director of Sustainable Sourcing for Monsanto, starting his career in September 2016.  Eric works with various stakeholders in the food value chain around sustainabile sourcing challenges, solutions, developments, and ideas.  He works with farmers, national and regional commodity boards, as well as consumer goods companies, food manufacturers, retailers, and NGOs, with an end goal of providing sustainable food sources to consumers globally.  His main initiatives are creating a platform to sustainably source commodity crops, potentially certifying these crops on a global level for food companies worldwide, as well as building campaigns to speak to consumers about how their food is grown and produced across the value chain.

Eric began his career in pharmaceutical sales for Pfizer.  After various roles, he moved into account management for cranial staplers with Covidien, followed by a role as regional account manager for Kimberly Clark in their spinal and knee division.  After 16 years in healthcare, he made the transition to agriculture to develop a sustainable future for the production, sale, and consumption of food.

Eric has a BS in biochemistry from University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Masters in International Business from St. Louis University.

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Gaughan Brian
Brian Gaughan
Georgia Pacific
Brian Gaughan
Georgia Pacific
Beyond Bags: Tackling the Challenges of Recycling Flexible Film

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Gershenson Alexander
Alexander Gershenson
SupplyShift
Alexander Gershenson
SupplyShift

Alex Gershenson is the CEO and Co-founder of SupplyShift. His expertise is in the fields of climate change, enterprise sustainability, supply chain responsibility, as well as U.S. and international environmental law and climate change policy implementation. For the last five years, Alex has been building SupplyShift, the next generation supply chain visibility and responsibility platform. Alex is passionate about solving global social and environmental problems, and ensuring that his children inherit a better planet.

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Ginger Jessica
Jessica Ginger
The Sustainability Consortium
Director of Implementation
Jessica Ginger
Director of Implementation
The Sustainability Consortium

Jessica Ginger is the Director of Implementation at The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) where she leads and coordinates global implementation projects with retailers, TSC members, and other users of TSC tools and services.  She also runs TSC’s service provider training program and supplier support services.  Jessica’s passion for social sustainability has been the driving force behind her 13 years of global, multi-stakeholder, and multi-issue experiences.  Prior to joining TSC in 2013, Jessica managed partnerships in Africa and the Middle East for the AmeriCares Foundation where she worked to improve the quality and increase the quantity of medical aid delivered to marginalized populations. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova and was a Technical Advisory Committee Member for the UNDP's 2014 Equator Prize.  Jessica received her M.A. in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University.

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Giovannucci Daniele
Daniele Giovannucci
COSA
Daniele Giovannucci
COSA

Daniele Giovannucci is the President of the Committee on Sustainability Assessment and leads the network of global partnerships that are a hallmark of its participatory learning process for improving sustainability practices.

His enthusiasm for a pragmatic approach to research and development stems from15 years as a business executive in food-related firms. Later, as Senior Consultant to the World Bank (Markets and Agribusiness Thematic Team), he helped evolve the design of sustainability components for many rural development and agribusiness projects for nearly a decade. He has developed or managed projects in more than 30 countries since he began working on the sustainability issues of developing nations in 1992.

Over the last 15 years, Daniele has led or contributed to the strategies of a number of major development institutions and several governments. In 2011-12, he led the global teams formulating the strategic input on Food and Agriculture for the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development and for the landmark Rio+20 Earth Summit launch of the UN’s SD-21 Report.

Downloads of his published work rank him in the top 1% of the more than 240,000 professional authors tracked by the Social Science Research Network (including translations) and his newest major works (co-authored) are Sustainable Development in the 21st Century (United Nations DESA) and Measuring Sustainability: COSA findings in 12 countries for coffee and cocoa.

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Goldstein Rachel
Rachel Goldstein
Mars, Incorporated
Rachel Goldstein
Mars, Incorporated

Rachel is the Global Sustainability Senior Manager for Packaging and External Reporting at Mars, Incorporated. She leads an internal sustainable packaging working group and Mars’ external engagement in key partnerships such the New Plastics Economy, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and the Sustainability Consortium. Rachel is on the Board of Directors for Green Blue. She leads the external sustainability reporting work across a range of platforms and disclosures such as CDP and customer scorecards.  She also implements programs on sustainability related claims, and is the sustainability subject matter expert for Mars’ Global Horizon Scanning capability

Prior to Mars, Rachel was the Team Leader of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), a voluntary program that encourages methane emissions reductions through the capture and beneficial use of landfill gas.  She was also the lead for this work in India, China and Southeast Asia under the Global Methane Initiative. Rachel was in the health, safety and environmental field before joining EPA.

Rachel has an MBA with an Environmental Management Concentration from The George Washington University, and a B.S. Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University

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Thomas Green
Potato Sustainability Initiative
Thomas Green
Potato Sustainability Initiative

Dr. Thomas Green has been a national leader in market-based sustainability and pesticide risk reduction initiatives for more than thirty years. He is president and co-founder of the IPM Institute of North America, a non-profit working since 1998 to leverage marketplace power to improve health, environment and economics in agriculture and communities. The Institute partners with food companies including Sysco, McDonald’s, Lamb Weston, McCain Foods, Simplot, Basic American Foods, Cavendish Farms, Whole Foods Market and others on sustainability initiatives. The Institute was awarded Supplier of the Year for Quality Assurance from Whole Foods Market in 2015, earned the International IPM Excellence Award from the Sixth International IPM Symposium in 2009, was recognized as an US EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Champion in 2004, 2005, 2008, and received the US EPA Sustained Excellence in IPM Award and 2009 and 2012. Dr. Green was awarded the Entomological Foundation Medal of Honor in 2015. Dr. Green is a Certified Crop Advisor and a USDA NRCS-certified Technical Service Provider. He holds a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Massachusetts and has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and presented at more than 250 professional and industry events. He founded the Partnership for Ag Resource Management, a collaborative effort with leading ag retailers to identify, promote, track and report sales and impacts of products and services that reduce ag input losses from cropland, now in its seventh year.

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Natalie Hall
Walmart
Natalie Hall
Walmart

Natalie Hall is a Senior Manager of Sustainability & Quality Operations with a driving passion for leading general merchandise sustainability projects that support the Walmart corporate goals. She works closely with internal and external stakeholders to align in planning large scale initiatives and processes. Her career with Walmart began in 2012 as a Manager I of Apparel Quality Assurance. Then in 2014, she moved to Manager II of Apparel Operations & Softline Sustainability. In January 2018, Natalie was promoted to Senior Manager of Sustainability & Quality Operations. Her career consists of managing teams in the quality assurance, compliance and sourcing areas for specialty apparel retailers. Natalie graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL with a Master of Science in Textiles. And, she received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, LA. She lives in Bentonville, AR with her husband, Jay of 11 years and 7 year old son, Thatcher. They enjoy spending time outdoors cycling, hiking and camping.

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Hayes Pat
Pat Hayes
Responsible Battery Coalition
Pat Hayes
Responsible Battery Coalition

Pat Hayes joined the newly formed Responsible Battery Coalition in January 2017 as its Executive Director. Pat brings 25 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies including over 21 years with Procter & Gamble, first as an environmental engineer, then leading P&G’s State Government Relations organization. He has extensive experience working with coalitions, associations, governmental and non-governmental organizations to advance public policy and promote public/private partnerships. Pat has a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Heath Justin
Justin Heath
PrecisionHawk
Justin Heath
PrecisionHawk

Justin is an experienced and successful sales, marketing and account management executive in the ag technology space. He is an Indiana native where he was involved in swine, cattle, row crop production, FFA and 4-H from the age of 12. After honorably serving his country as a United States Marine, Justin returned to his ag roots and has focused on the integration of emerging technologies into traditional and non-traditional ag markets since 2005. He’s held sales and marketing leadership positions with DuPont Pioneer, ag equipment distributors and retailers and most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Ag Leader Technology prior to joining the PrecisionHawk team. Justin is an Upper Iowa University Alum and currently resides in Central Iowa.

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Helt Chris
Chris Helt
The Sustainability Consortium
Senior Manager, Technical Development
Chris Helt
Senior Manager, Technical Development
The Sustainability Consortium

Christopher Helt is the Senior Manager of Technical Development at The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), Arizona State University, responsible for the development of the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System for manufactured and formulated goods supply chains. In addition, he is the Principal Researcher for Leadership Initiatives at TSC related to human health impacts associated with consumer product use. As such, he manages the Common Chemical Criteria Task Force at TSC which aims to provide a common framework to enhance communication regarding chemical safety among broad stakeholders.

Prior to joining TSC, Chris worked for Colgate-Palmolive Company (Piscataway, NJ) as a Senior Research Scientist in their Global Product Safety Department. Chris earned a PhD in Toxicology (2004) from the University of Rochester and a BS in Biochemistry (1997) from The Pennsylvania State University. His academic research focused on the DNA damage response following oxidative stress.

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Henson Philip
Philip Henson
HanesBrands
Philip Henson
HanesBrands

Philip Henson is a member of Hanesbrands corporate facility engineering team which has responsibility for leading engineering, energy demand, environmental sustainability, and safety activities on a global level. Mr. Henson earned his Industrial Engineering degree from Texas Tech University in 1991 (BSIE ’91) and a Master of Arts degree in sustainability from Wake Forest University in 2015 (MASus 2015).
Mr. Henson has a distinguished career in the textile manufacturing industry spanning over twenty-five years with HanesBrands and predecessor companies. Mr. Henson is an ambassador for sustainability and in recent years has helped elevate the level of energy management, energy data analysis and reporting, and environmental stewardship to internal and external stakeholders. He is an active participant within the ENERGY STAR industrial partner’s network and has helped Hanes leverage this partnership to improve company energy performance and garner US EPA ENERGY STAR award recognition for the past 8 years.

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Himmelfarb Nancy
Nancy Himmelfarb
NJH Sustainability Consulting
Nancy Himmelfarb
NJH Sustainability Consulting

Nancy Himmelfarb (himmelfarb.com) helps companies leverage sustainability to build trust and competitive advantage. She specializes in sustainability positioning, strategy development and corporate communications, and is particularly skilled at managing complexity and engaging stakeholders. She brings a unique combination of business, legal and sustainability expertise and experience, including 15 years as corporate attorney, general counsel and board advisor for public and private companies. Nancy holds degrees from Stanford University and UCLA School of Law, and a graduate certificate in sustainability management from University of Chicago.
She develops sustainability solutions for businesses in multiple industries, with an emphasis on food and healthcare. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, major PR firms and smaller organizations struggling to connect the dots on sustainability.

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Paul Hishmeh
Field to Market
Paul Hishmeh
Field to Market

Paul Hishmeh is Data & Technology Director at Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, where he leads strategic direction and technical implementation of the Fieldprint® Platform. In this role, he oversees ongoing technical development of the analytic engine that powers the Fieldprint Platform, including integrations with leading precision agriculture, decision support and farm management software solutions to support the scaling of Field to Market’s program. With 20 years of experience in information technology and program management, Paul also leverages prior experience in the fields of environmental science and agricultural engineering. Prior to joining Field to Market, he served for nearly a decade as VP of IT and Financial Services at a professional services firm providing support to multiple federal government agencies. Paul holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Maryland.

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Hochhauser Schneider Judith
Judith Hochhauser Schneider
WWF
Judith Hochhauser Schneider
WWF

Judith Hochhauser Schneider is Director, Private Sector Engagement at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) where she manages some of WWF’s largest global transformational partnerships with multinational organizations, including The Coca-Cola Company and Walmart. Her work focuses on water stewardship, sustainably sourced agricultural commodities, and deforestation strategies including jurisdictional approach. Her geographic focus areas include China and the MesoAmerican Reef in Central America.

Prior to WWF, Judith worked at PwC in the Sustainable Business Solutions advisory practice, advising clients on sustainability strategies in a variety of sectors including private equity, manufacturing, and consumer package goods.

Before joining PwC, Judith worked for DuPont, driving the integration of sustainability into growth strategies and functional areas including Marketing, Supply Chain, and Finance. Judith spent her 8 years at DuPont working within business units, as well as at the corporate level on the Sustainable Growth Excellence team, focusing on carbon markets, sustainability strategy, green marketing, sustainable packaging, and emerging markets.

Judith is a LEED® Accredited Professional and Six Sigma Green Belt Certified. She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a BA from Binghamton University in Environmental Science. She currently lives with her family in Washington, DC.

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Honée Caspar
Caspar Honée
PRé Sustainability
Caspar Honée
PRé Sustainability

Caspar Honée joined PRé in April 2014 as Product Owner of SimaPro software development.  Caspar uses his training and experience to create tooling that furthers the sustainability agendas of major industries, trade organizations, and research and educational institutes.  Prior to joining PRé, Caspar served over 10 years in the field of implementation and operations management of corporate IT services. He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration in the Netherlands and a Master in Environmental Engineering from Mid Sweden University with specialization in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) earned at the NTNU Industrial Ecology program in Norway.

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Wayne Honeycutt
Soil Health Institute
Wayne Honeycutt
Soil Health Institute

Dr. Wayne Honeycutt is the President and CEO of the Soil Health Institute, where he leads the Institute’s programs to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soils. He previously served for 5 years as the Deputy Chief for Science and Technology with USDA-NRCS in Washington, DC, where he led programs in technology acquisition, development, and transfer to ensure NRCS conservation practices reflect the latest scientific advances for conserving our nation’s soil, water, air, plant, animal, and energy resources. He served as a Research Soil Scientist for 14 years and a Research Leader for 10 years with the USDA-ARS New England Plant, Soil, and Water Laboratory, where he led and conducted interdisciplinary research on carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling and sustainable cropping systems development. In those roles he led national research teams for predicting nutrient availability, developed procedures adopted by ARS for enhancing national research coordination, and received regional and national awards for technology transfer.

He is a graduate of the “Mastering the Art of Public Leadership” executive development program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and USDA’s “Performance Excellence and Knowledge” executive development program. He has served on assignments to the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, USDA-ARS National Program Staff, and USDA-ARS Area Office Staff.

Wayne’s commitment to agriculture is rooted in his experiences with raising tobacco, corn, and other crops on his family’s 120-acre farm in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Forestry and Master's degree in Soil Science from the University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in Soil Genesis from Colorado State University.

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Hutter Daniel
Daniel Hutter
Spectrum Brands
Daniel Hutter
Spectrum Brands

Daniel is the Chief Sustainability Officer for Spectrum Brands, Inc. He is a member of Spectrum Brand’s legal team and brings 20 years of experience in corporate citizenship, international trade, government and regulatory affairs, and risk and compliance management. Prior to joining Spectrum Brands, he led enterprise supply chain risk, compliance, and environmental standards activities for Kohl’s. Throughout Hutter’s career, he has directed several prominent sustainability, risk, and technology engagements across Fortune 500 companies spanning retail, automotive, and chemical business sectors. Daniel serves on board positions with non-profit organizations Household and Personal Products Association, Clean Lakes Alliance, and Call2Recycle. Hutter acts as Vice Chairperson for the Washington D.C. Roundtable on EHSS, and participates as a community/committee member in World 50, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the National Electrical Manufactures Association (NEMA). Hutter received his BSE degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Daniel holds a MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a MEM degree from Duke University.

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Johnson Sara
Sara Johnson
NC State College of Textiles
Sara Johnson
NC State College of Textiles

Sara is a first year graduate student in Textile Engineering at NC State University. She is currently doing research on ultra-high aspect ratio carbon nanotubes as resistive heaters. She is also exploring sustainability in the FTAR supply chain through class and industry projects, such as managing RSL lists and developing an air filtration solar shade. Sara recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a B.S. in Materials Science with a focus in composites. During her time there, she completed two internships for Boeing in Charleston and Seattle as a Design Engineer on the 787 automation build and on textile interior flammability certifications and testing. She was president of Engineers Without Borders, overseeing the implementation of a project to reuse plastic bottles as building material. In her free time, Sara uses her materials knowledge to metalsmith and make jewelry!

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Kavazanjian Nancy
Nancy Kavazanjian
Independent
Nancy Kavazanjian
Independent

Nancy Kavazanjian farms in the Beaver Dam, Wis., area where the emphasis is on building better soils to sustainably grow corn, soybeans and wheat. She currently serves as a farmer-director on the United Soybean Board, leading their sustainability initiatives and helping direct the nation’s soybean checkoff. Nancy is also former chairwoman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and currently serves as a board member.
Kavazanjian grew up in suburban New York, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Journalism from Colorado State University and studied business administration in a master’s program at Loyola University of Chicago. Ms. Kavazanjian is a trained technical writer who also helps coordinate the annual Wisconsin Corn/Soy EXPO.
Past job experience includes Communications Director for the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Senior Counselor at Morgan & Myers Public Relations, reporter on the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, editor and write for a variety of agricultural publications. Kavazanjian served a term on the Wisconsin Soybean Association Board of Directors, on the Agricultural Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, on the Town Of Beaver Dam’s Land Use Planning Committee and on start-up ethanol and biodiesel plant boards.

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Killeen Erin
Erin Killeen
The Sustainability Consortium
Technical Development Coordinator
Erin Killeen
Technical Development Coordinator
The Sustainability Consortium

Erin Killeen is the Technical Development Coordinator at The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) where she supports the planning, coordination, and implementation of research and technical projects related to supply chain sustainability. Erin has also contributed to TSC as a Research Associate for TSC’s Food Beverage, and Agriculture sector, developing content for TSC Toolkits. Prior to her role with The Consortium, Erin was a Project Manager for Entegrity, a sustainability and energy services company specializing in the implementation of energy conservation and renewable energy projects. Furthermore, she holds expert knowledge regarding the topic of food waste across the supply chain. Erin holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics degree from the University of Arkansas, USA and a Master of Science in International Rural Development degree from the University of Gent, Belgium. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, with a minor in Anthropology and Environmental Soil and Water Science.

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King Bart
Bart King
New Growth Communications
Bart King
New Growth Communications

Bart King is the founder and principal consultant of New Growth Communications (4newgrowth.com), which provides media relations and content strategy to progressive leaders and organizations. Before launching New Growth in 2009, he worked for 10 years as a writer and editor covering environmental policy, cleantech and sustainable business stories. His clients include Wrangler, Silver Spring Networks, MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative and the Business & Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School.

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Elizabeth Kinney
P&G
Elizabeth Kinney
P&G

lizabeth Kinney was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana -- college town of David Letterman, home of Ball canning jars. She graduated from DePauw and the Media Fellows Program in 2011 with a major in communications and a minor in anthropology. During her time in Greencastle she was a News Director at WGRE, interned in Rome at the UN World Food Programme, and spent a lot of time running in the Nature Park.

Today, Elizabeth leads PR for Procter & Gamble's Global Olympics Sponsorship. Prior to that she managed global sustainability communications for the company.

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Zoe Knight
HSBC
Zoe Knight
HSBC

Zoë Knight is a Managing Director and Group Head of the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance. She joined HSBC in 2010 and most recently led the Climate Change Centre of Excellence within Global Research, having been an investment analyst at global financial institutions since 1997.

For ten years she focused on equity strategy, before focusing on socially responsible investing. Since joining HSBC Zoë has co-authored reports on low-carbon opportunities in bond and equity markets, as well as long-term carbon and water risks. Previously, she contributed a chapter to ‘Investment opportunities for a low-carbon world’ (2009). Throughout her career she has been ranked in Extel and Institutional Investor. She also sits on the Board of the World Energy Council UK and holds a BSc (Hons) Economics from the University of Bath.

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Kuhn Ashley
Ashley Kuhn
P&G
Ashley Kuhn
P&G
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Leonas Karen
Karen Leonas
North Carolina State University
Karen Leonas
North Carolina State University

Dr. Karen K. Leonas is a Professor in the Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management Department. Dr. Leonas has her B.S. in Textile Chemistry from NC State, a M.S. and PhD from the University of Tennessee in Textile Chemistry/Textile Physics with an emphasis in Polymer Engineering. She enjoys working with industry as was employed by Burlington Industries, Industrial Fabrics Division where she was the Product Assurance Manager for the Aerospace Program prior to joining academia. Her research interests include product development and evaluation, decision making through the supply chain and currently research focuses on sustainability through the Fashion, Textile, Apparel and Retail supply chain – from concept to consumer. Previous significant areas of research include Barrier Effectiveness of Textiles to Challenge Agents (bacteria, pesticides, chemical, and liquids) and Degradation and Weathering Mechanisms of Polymeric Materials in laboratory and field environments. Dr. Leonas has received numerous recognitions for excellence in research, teaching and student advising. She current serves as co-chair of the Clothing, Footwear and Textile Committee of TSC.

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Stephan Levitsky
Perdue Farms
Stephan Levitsky
Perdue Farms

Steve is the Vice President of Sustainability with global responsibilities for Sustainability Programs at Perdue Farms. Steve reports directly to the CEO, and his duties are focused on strategic direction of the sustainability program at Perdue Farms – both Foods and Agribusiness. Steve is continuing Perdue Farms’ journey of becoming a sustainable company. This is defined in our Stewardship Value – We protect our environment, ensure the well being of our associates, provide for the welfare of the animals in our care, live up to our civic responsibilities, and generate earnings for the future of our company. Prior to his joining Perdue Farms, Steve worked in the environmental and sustainability field for 24+ years. He held several positions at environmental and sustainability consulting firms and most recently was the Director of Global Sustainability for American Sugar Refining, Inc. He is currently on the board of the Alliance for Chesapeake Bay, the Dean’s Global Leadership Council for the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources of the University of Maryland, and is on the Maryland State Commission of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities. He also built the Sustainability Professionals group on LinkedIn with over 167,000 sustainability professional members. He grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University, where he obtained a BS in Environmental Resource Management, an MBA, and completed graduate level courses in Soil Science.

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Sarah Lewis
The Sustainability Consiortium
Senior Director, Innovation
Sarah Lewis
Senior Director, Innovation
The Sustainability Consiortium

Dr. Sarah E. Lewis is passionate about identifying and working through challenges at the interface of humans and the environment. A leader in the field of sustainability, Sarah is on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, an author on topics related to ecological integrity and improving supply chain sustainability, and she is Senior Director of Innovation with The Sustainability Consortium (TSC). Her work with TSC focuses on organizational strategy, program development, facilitation, business recruitment, and project implementation. Sarah holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Dynamics, a Master of Arts in French, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and French Secondary Education. An award-winning educator, Sarah is an Adjunct Professor, having taught Environmental Sociology and serving on graduate student committees. She is an active and recognized leader in her community. She currently serves as a board member of the Walton Arts Center, is a former board member of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, and served a 4-year term as an elected official on the Fayetteville, Arkansas City Council. Finally, she is the mom of a beautiful little boy who inspires her every day.

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Suzanne Lindsay-Walker
Brambles
Suzanne Lindsay-Walker
Brambles

Suzanne Lindsay-Walker is the Director of Sustainability for Brambles, a supply-chain logistics company operating primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. Brambles enhances performance for customers by helping them transport goods through their supply chains more efficiently, sustainably and safely. She engages with external customers and internal cross-business regional teams to develop and implement the Sustainability strategy and vision across the North America region. Suzanne works to successfully incorporate Sustainability as part of value proposition to customers, determine the strategies to reach 2020 Global Sustainability goals across the region and develop the tools to further demonstrate the environmental advantages of CHEP and IFCO’s circular share and reuse model.

Suzanne brings a wealth of experience to Brambles, having spent total of 10+ years driving sustainability into the retail and consumers goods industry. Mostly recently, Suzanne spent 5 years at The Kroger Co. as their first Director of Sustainability, having successfully built and launched Kroger's 2020 Sustainability Goals, one being the strategic Zero Waste program. During her time, Kroger was listed for the first time on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and has been for the fifth consecutive year.  Suzanne currently sits on the Corporate Advisory Board of Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and is as a strategic partner with Retail Industry Leaders Association.  Suzanne was a former chairperson of the Food Marketing Institute’s Sustainability Executive Committee and an environmental steering committee member of the Consumer Goods Forum. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree, with honors, civil engineering from Lawrence Technological University.

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Lyon Matt
Matt Lyon
Environmental Defense Fund
Matt Lyon
Environmental Defense Fund

Matt Lyon is a Supply Chain Manager on the EDF+Biz team. He is based in Bentonville, AR and works primarily in the areas of Deforestation and Fertilizer Use, engaging with companies and other stakeholders to develop policies, and make progress on committed sustainability goals. Prior to joining EDF, Lyon consulted retail and restaurant companies on their animal agriculture sustainability policies. He spent four years at The Sustainability Consortium, developing sustainability tools for companies to measure and improve their supply chains. He holds a Master of Public Service from the Clinton School, and a Master of Business Administration from the Walton College at the University of Arkansas. While pursuing his dual masters, Lyon lived in northern India with the Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation, where he worked with rural communities on best practices for renewable energy, water & sanitation, community forestry, and enterprise development. In his free time, Matt enjoys hiking, camping, live music, and scuba diving in far-flung locales.

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Malin Daniella
Daniella Malin
Cool Farm Alliance
Daniella Malin
Cool Farm Alliance

Daniella serves as Deputy General Manager for the Cool Farm Alliance - a global industry platform for sustainable agricultural and carbon quantification providing the Cool Farm Tool for free to farmers everywhere. Since 2010 Daniella has been leading work to develop and use harmonized agricultural GHG quantification methods to encourage, motivate and rewards good practice in supply chains. Daniella has a background in project management, cultural communications, journalism, environmental education, software engineering and farming.

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Bridgette McAdoo
KFC
Bridgette McAdoo
KFC
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McCall Caitlin
Caitlin McCall
NC State College of Textiles
Caitlin McCall
NC State College of Textiles

Caitlin is a graduate student of the College of Textiles at NC State. She is earning a MSc in Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, and pursuing a deep interest in sustainability in the fashion apparel sector.
Caitlin obtained her BSc in Fashion Design at DAAP (University of Cincinnati) in 2015. Since beginning her studies at NC State, her research has branched out from a foundation in sustainable apparel design to focus on critical points of impact along the apparel production pipeline.
Her curricular studies include coursework in Marketing Research, Textile Market Research, and Consumer Behaviour. In her extracurricular studies, she has explored the fundamentals of Remote Sensing with Erdas Imagine and map making with QGIS.

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Lesley McLaughlin
Conservation International
Lesley McLaughlin
Conservation International

Lesley serves as Senior Manager of the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Markets program where she leads key corporate accounts and supports technical research and projects at Conservation International (CI). She joined CI in 2014 as Senior Manager of the Business & Sustainability Council, following eight years working across the private sector and nonprofit sectors. Before joining CI, Lesley worked in acquisitions at DAI, a global development firm, developing proposals for technical assistance in environmental conservation and economic growth, as well as with the Corporate Executive Board, supporting business research and product development for a customer base representing over 87% of the Fortune 500. Lesley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Latin American from the University of Virginia, and in 2011 an MBA with a focus in corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship from the University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business.

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Ann Meitz
3M
Ann Meitz
3M
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Meyers Jeff
Jeff Meyers
The Recycling Partnership
Jeff Meyers
The Recycling Partnership

Jeff Meyers is the Chief Community Officer for The Recycling Partnership. In his role, Jeff is responsible for managing the broad portfolio of city projects focused on the mission of improving curbside recycling. Prior to Jeff joining The Partnership, he managed sustainable packaging for Coca-Cola for North America. In that capacity, Jeff helped establish The Recycling Partnership, which he later joined to help fulfill his passion to use his engineering skills to overcome challenges in sustainability. Jeff has business experience in oil & gas, petrochemicals, and has held various roles in manufacturing, strategy, finance, and business development prior to embarking on a career in sustainability. Jeff has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, is married, and has two children who are avid recyclers.

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Aaron Morales
Trucost
Aaron Morales
Trucost

Aaron is Account Director at Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices, where he works with corporates understanding their sustainability and ESG challenges and impacts and identifying science-based and data-driven solutions to help them inform business decisions. Prior to joining Trucost, Aaron worked as a Business Development Manager and Solutions Consultant at UL EHS Sustainability. Before that, Aaron was as sustainability consultant working with companies in Mexico. He has extensive experience working with companies in the US and Latin America. Aaron holds a BS in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Systems from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MS in Environmental Management and Sustainability from IIT Stuart School of Business.

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Adam Muellerweiss
Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Adam Muellerweiss
Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions

Adam Muellerweiss is Executive Director of Sustainability for Johnson Controls Power Solutions – the world’s largest manufacturer and recycler of automotive batteries. Muellerweiss is responsible for driving life-cycle material and energy management efforts including the company’s circular supply chain for conventional vehicle batteries. This model has been globally recognized as a successful large-scale example of a circular economy. His charge includes working with automakers, aftermarket retailers, suppliers, NGOs and policymakers to optimize sustainable product design, expand product use benefits, increase use of reverse logistics and grow end-of-life reuse and recycling.

Muellerweiss was the driving force behind the formation the Responsible Battery Coalition, a coalition of companies, academics and NGOs committed to the responsible management of the batteries of today and tomorrow. He chairs the Landscape Assessment of End-of-Life Management of Lithium Ion Batteries for the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment and is a subject matter expert supporting the development of the World Economic Forum’s Global Battery Alliance.

Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Muellerweiss was Commercial Director for Climate Change at Dow Chemical where he also led the formation of the Independent Advisory Panel on Chemical Security as well as managed the company’s Sustainability External Advisory Council. He led development of start-up companies focused on resource efficiency at Accenture, and served as a staff assistant for the US Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music and political science from Kalamazoo College and a master’s in sustainability and environmental management from Harvard University.

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Murray Euan
Euan Murray
The Sustainability Consortium
Chief Executive Officer
Euan Murray
Chief Executive Officer
The Sustainability Consortium

Euan Murray became Chief Executive of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in December 2016 with a focus on driving implementation of TSC tools by retailers and large purchasers, and working with TSC members on innovative solutions to supply chain sustainability problems. Murray joined TSC in 2012 and has held a number of leadership positions, most recently COO. Prior to joining TSC, Murray was Director of Footprinting at The Carbon Trust. There, he led projects with PepsiCo, Unilever, M&S, CDP and many other TSC members, focusing on product and supply chain carbon footprinting. He has held a number of other roles in sustainability, financial services and strategy consulting. Murray has a BA in Natural Sciences and an MSc. in Materials Science & Metallurgy from Cambridge University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He is married to Emily and has two sons, Oscar and Zac.

Nwosisi Anthony
Anthony Nwosisi
AMEA Global
Anthony Nwosisi
AMEA Global

Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Mr. Nwosisi is the Strategic Business Development Manager at The Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance – AMEA Global. Mr. Nwosisi leverages his background in growth hacking, business development and sales in driving the awareness and service proposition of the Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance. Mr. Nwosisi has worked at diverse organization before arriving at AMEA Global. Mr. Nwosisi has lived in the Netherlands since 2008, prior to which he lived and worked in Nigeria.

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Olszowka Donna
Donna Olszowka
Georgia-Pacific
Donna Olszowka
Georgia-Pacific
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Orfei Michelle
Michelle Orfei
American Chemistry Council
Michelle Orfei
American Chemistry Council

Michelle Orfei is Director of Retail Outreach in the American Chemistry Council’s Sustainability and Market Outreach Division where she leads ACC’s retailers and brands engagement effort.  Prior to this role, Michelle worked in ACC’s Regulatory and Technical Affairs Division where she focused on international trade, as well as health, product, and science policy.  Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of International Management from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Principia College.

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Osterhues Denise
Denise Osterhues
The Kroger Co.
Denise Osterhues
The Kroger Co.

Denise Osterhues leads Kroger’s sustainability, philanthropy and community engagement efforts as part of the Corporate Affairs leadership team.
Denise joined Kroger in 2007 in the Associate Communications Department at General Office in Cincinnati. She was promoted to director of Associate Communications & Engagement in 2011, and promoted to senior director in 2014. She took on her current role in 2017. Before joining Kroger, she led community development communications at First Union National Bank in Charlotte and served in various roles at The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Mich., including financial communications and environment, health and safety communications.

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Parker Mariah
Mariah Parker
NC State University
Mariah Parker
NC State University
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Pasterczyk JP
JP Pasterczyk
Aqua-Serobic Systems, Inc.
JP Pasterczyk
Aqua-Serobic Systems, Inc.

JP Pasterczyk has over 25 years of experience in industrial water and wastewater quality, including chemical and biological treatment, filtration, membranes, disinfection and instrumentation. He has worked for Polybac Corporation (later acquired by Novozymes), Capital Controls (now part of De Nora), and GE Water (now part of Suez). He has experience with a broad range of process streams, from ultrapure water for biotechnology and pharmaceutical production, and clean utilities for steam generation and cooling towers, to complex, organic and inorganic, industrial effluents. JP received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. At the University of Colorado- Boulder, he earned a Master of Engineering degree in Engineering Management. This program for Business Performance Excellence specialized in Applied Statistics, Process Optimization, and Advanced Quality Management Systems. Through the university and the ROI Alliance, JP is a certified Black Belt in Six Sigma methodology. He is currently the Industrial Business Manager for Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, a process engineering company with a portfolio including biological wastewater treatment, aerators, mixers, cloth media filtration, membrane systems and ozone generators for oxidation and disinfection. JP works directly with customers and engineering firms to develop projects for sustainable applications to reduce footprint and operational costs, including reuse and compliance.

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Pepper Andy
Andy Pepper
Harris Freeman & Co.,Inc
Andy Pepper
Harris Freeman & Co.,Inc

Andy Pepper is currently a Vice President at Harris Freeman & Co., Inc and is based in the UK. His responsibilities include heading up the company’s charitable trust (the Harris Freeman Foundation). The Foundation is leading and supporting several major small holder sustainable farming projects in Africa and Vietnam. Andy enjoyed a long career with the hot beverages division of Allied Domecq, now Tata Global Beverages, working in Coffee and Tea. His long list of roles includes Operations, R&D, IT, M&A and Global Project Management. Andy joined Harris Freeman in 2011 as UK COO. He has a Food Technology degree from Reading University in the UK.

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Peters Jeff
Jeff Peters
Agrible
Jeff Peters
Agrible

Jeff Peters is the Vice President of Sustainability for Agrible and has worked in the Ag Industry for the past 24 years. His role requires a working knowledge of a broad range of scientific areas of relevance to Stewardship and Sustainability including Environmental Fate and Digital Farming. His career has interfaced with a number of sectors including regulatory, science, communication/media relations, marketing and with external stakeholders (CPGs, government, NGO’s/conservation groups and trade associations).

His current role is to develop and implement Sustainability Programs to support the needs of downstream clients. The goals of these Programs are to measure and promote continual improvement on the farm that focus on several key areas: productivity, profitability and natural resource management.

Hobby/Passion: Jeff really enjoys carpentry. He has taken a lot of pride moving and restoring a 150 year old tobacco barn into a log cabin.

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Predale Robert
Robert Predale
Johnson & Johnson
Robert Predale
Johnson & Johnson
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Quiros Nolan
Nolan Quiros
GlobalG.A.P.
Nolan Quiros
GlobalG.A.P.

Nolan Quiros is a lawyer who studied Agricultural Economics. He completed his PhD at Oklahoma State University, USA, focusing on Natural Resources Management, and also completed a master’s degree in Comparative Law at American University, Washington D.C, USA.
Nolan is based in a small rural town called Atenas, which is located around 30 km from San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. He is Costa Rican and was born into a big family with an affinity for studying and learning. Both his parents were high school teachers.
He has worked as a researcher for the USDA and as a market analyst for a US fertilizer company. Furthermore, he has also served as a field scientist for Boston University, a university professor in the USA and Costa Rica, and as an international consultant on carbon and water foot print calculations. During the last five years, Nolan worked for a banana producing company, where he managed third-party certifications, social and labor issues, and retailer relations with 72 farms in seven different countries in Latin America.
He enjoys teaching, academic pursuits, and exploring the outdoors .
Nolan is married to Jahel and has two teenage children, Samantha and Matthew.

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Rabinovitch Kevin
Kevin Rabinovitch
Mars, Inc.
Global VP Sustainability
Kevin Rabinovitch
Global VP Sustainability
Mars, Inc.

Kevin Rabinovitch is the Global Director of Sustainability for Mars, Incorporated. In his role he develops and deploys strategies, goals, targets, and policies relating to all aspects of sustainability for Mars? full supply chain with direct responsibility for leading the work on Mars? operations and renewable energy projects, developing their sustainability metrics and Mars? approach to science based goal setting in sustainability. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Food Lab. Kevin has been with Mars for 18 years, 5 years in sustainability and the first 13 in R&D functions of multiple Mars business segments in the U.S. and Europe specializing in technology development, scale up and intellectual property. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Entrepreneurship.

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Racine George
George Racine
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
George Racine
ExxonMobil Chemical Company

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Ramachandran Raja
Raja Ramachandran
ripe.io
Raja Ramachandran
ripe.io

Raja is a the co-founder of ripe.io; a technology company creating the blockchain of food to help the food supply chain achieve transparency, efficiency and improved value to solve problems around traceability, food safety, quality assurance, regulatory compliance. Raja, a serial entrepreneur, was most recently on the founding team and headed product development at R3CEV, the world’s largest financial institutions consortium for blockchain deployment. Raja has had a 20-year career working at Bank of America, Citi, Silicon Valley Bank and Wells Fargo. Raja is passionate about connected technologies and how they can be utilized to revolutionize ways to create a more sustainable and healthier food business.

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Raster Amanda
Amanda Raster
The Sustainability Consortium
Senior Manager, Technical Development
Amanda Raster
Senior Manager, Technical Development
The Sustainability Consortium

Amanda joined The Sustainability Consortium in 2012 as a graduate research assistant. In her current role as Senior Manager, Technical Development, her duties include harmonizing metrics, tools, and reporting systems across a number of agricultural initiatives; improving communication and data flow across the food supply chain; and leading research for the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture sector. Previously, she facilitated a national effort to develop standards for sustainable agriculture and played an instrumental role in engaging a wide range of agricultural interests in making commitments to sustainability. Amanda conducted her graduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied sustainability standards and metrics programs for U.S. agriculture, and at Iowa State University, where she explored how farmers' political preferences have changed over time. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in both Anthropology and Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Amanda grew up on a dairy farm and is committed to helping farmers navigate sustainability opportunities and challenges while also improving their livelihoods.

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Roberts Eliza
Eliza Roberts
Ceres
Eliza Roberts
Ceres

Eliza is a senior manager on the water team at Ceres. She manages Ceres’ agricultural water stewardship program mobilizing leading food sector companies and investors to address sustainability risks facing our water and food systems. In this role, she works with food sector companies to evaluate their water risk, improve water management practices and reduce the impact of agriculture on water resources. Eliza is the co-author of two analyses that focus on agricultural water risks facing the food sector, including the 2017 Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: Tracking Food Company Progress Towards a Water-Smart Future, as well as the first benchmarking analysis that was released in 2015.

Prior to Ceres, Eliza worked for Coca-Cola in India, where she oversaw the implementation of water and sanitation projects. She previously worked in business development at the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) where she worked with companies to manage deforestation related risks.

Eliza received her MBA with an emphasis on sustainability and supply chain management from the George Washington University School of Business and her bachelor's degree from Bates College in global environmental policy and Russian.

She loves to cook, kayak and explore the outdoors with her husband and two kids.

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Robertson Kai
Kai Robertson
Independent Consultant
Kai Robertson
Independent Consultant

Kai Robertson is a senior corporate sustainability advisor. In this role, she works closely with companies and nonprofits to provide practical guidance on effective sustainability strategies, stakeholder engagement, and tailored insights on key issues. Her projects include developing a report for Ceres on sustainable agriculture and serving as lead advisor for World Resources Institute (WRI), Secretariat of the Food Loss & Waste Protocol, a multi-stakeholder effort to create the global standard for accounting and reporting on food loss and waste.

Kai has over 25 years of experience working with the food, beverage and agriculture sector. Prior to her current role, she led BSR's global food, beverage and agriculture advisory practice and previously directed the development of corporate partnerships at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Conservation International (CI) working with companies such as Walmart, Kroger, General Mills and Kraft Foods. Earlier in her career, Kai worked for nearly a decade at the leading supermarket trade association, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), researching and speaking about food and retail industry trends. She has an MBA from Northwestern University and undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

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Rosen Jessica
Jessica Rosen
Taco Bell
Jessica Rosen
Taco Bell

Jessica Rosen manages purpose and sustainability for Taco Bell. She also supports Taco Bell’s parent company, Yum! Brands, where she has led sustainability initiatives related to supply chain, animal welfare, food waste, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to Taco Bell, Rosen worked with companies across the food supply chain as a senior sustainability advisor with Forum for the Future, managing projects and partnerships from sustainable protein, to circular economy, to resilient cities, as well as broader strategies based in futures thinking. Before corporate sustainability, Rosen conducted food systems research in Cuba, Indonesia, and Guatemala with Bioversity International, the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research, and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

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Rubenstein Georgia
Georgia Rubenstein
Forum for the Future
Georgia Rubenstein
Forum for the Future

Georgia Rubenstein is a Principal Change Designer in Forum for the Future’s Brooklyn office, working with internal and external partners to experiment and explore how to drive the system-level change needed for a sustainable future. Her work focuses on process design and facilitation, stakeholder engagement, and system change practice. Georgia recently led Forum’s multi-year Beauty & Personal Care Sustainability Project, working with retailers, brands, suppliers, and NGOs in the beauty and personal care sector to collaboratively tackle barriers to bringing more sustainable products to consumers.

Prior to joining Forum, Georgia led the development of the sustainability program at Environmental Initiative, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that convenes stakeholders to collaboratively solve environmental challenges. Georgia holds a BA in International Development from McGill University and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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Sabourin Daryl
Daryl Sabourin
ASR Group International Inc
Daryl Sabourin
ASR Group International Inc

Upon receipt of his Masters degree, Capt Sabourin applied for and received a secondary job tile as an 8831, Environmental Engineer. Upon receipt of orders in March of 2012, he proceeded to the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (NREA). Within NREA, Major Sabourin acted as the department’s Deputy Director and Lead Environmental Auditor before retiring in July of 2014. During this time, he provided leadership in safety, natural resource and wildlife management, sustainability programing, and environmental regulatory compliance for the base and all entrained subcommands in a manner consistent with federal regulation, state regulation, Marine Corps and Department of Defense policy, and the base commander’s environmental objectives and targets.

Since retiring, Mr. Sabourin has continued to work in environmental field, accepting progressively advancing positons within ASR Group. In early 2014, he took the title of Environmental & Sustainability Manager, American Sugar Refineries Inc., Domino Sugar Baltimore. Then, in Feb 2016, he advanced to

the position of Global Director of Sustainability, ASR Group International Inc.

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Schade Mike
Mike Schade
Safer Chemicals
Mike Schade
Safer Chemicals

Mike Schade is the Mind the Store Campaign Director with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (a national coalition of 450 organizations), which aims to work with the nation's leading retailers on creating comprehensive chemicals policies. Mike was previously the Markets Campaign Coordinator with the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ), a national environmental health organization where he led national campaigns to phase out toxic chemicals and materials such as PVC plastic, phthalates, and bisphenol A (BPA). Prior to CHEJ, he was the Director of the Buffalo office of Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, a NY statewide environmental organization. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and received a BS in Environmental Studies from the University at Buffalo.

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Sellers Christopher
Christopher Sellers
COSA
Christopher Sellers
COSA

Christopher Sellers is COO, Director of Global Operations for the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA).  COSA is a global consortium of more than 60 institutions advancing systematic and science-based measurement tools for understanding, managing, and accelerating the sustainability of our food and agriculture systems. We support leading firms and agencies balancing scientific rigor with business-driven pragmatism in order to facilitate a real understanding of the impacts of value chains and projects around the world.

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Semroc Bambi
Bambi Semroc
Conservation International
Bambi Semroc
Conservation International

Bambi Semroc is the senior strategic advisor for Conservation International's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. In this role she leads CI’s work with the coffee sector, including CI’s collaborations with Starbucks, S&D Coffee and Tea, ECOM and McDonald’s. Ms. Semroc leads CI’s current efforts on the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, a coalition of businesses and organizations from across the coffee sector working to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product.  Ms Semroc has been at CI for over 13 years always focusing on the food and agriculture sector and ensuring companies have the information and tools necessary to integrate natural capital and ecosystem service considerations into decision-making processes.

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Sewell Jacqueline
Jacqueline Sewell
NC State University
Jacqueline Sewell
NC State University

I am a master’s student at North Carolina State University perusing a Masters in Textiles with an expected graduation date of May 2019. I am receiving my undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in Textile Design in May 2018. During the summer of 2016 I gained experience working in a vertically integrated knitting plant in Cape Town, South Africa. Going forward in my academic career, my pending masters thesis will concentrate on a LCA of a piece of military apparel or gear. I hope to peruse a career in R&D of personal protective gear by working for the government and military.

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Shaw Jennifer
Jennifer Shaw
Syngenta
Jennifer Shaw
Syngenta

Jennifer currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Syngenta on the integration of sustainability into Syngenta’s commercial programs and developing solutions for sustainability in agriculture.  In 2007, Jennifer established a new Sustainability function in Syngenta where she developed a strategy to integrate Sustainability into the business. Since she has been a leader in sustainability in industry initiatives as well as establishing the Syngenta Sustainable Solutions program.  Other previous roles with Syngenta and legacy companies include Pesticide Regulatory Policy, Issues Management, Environmental Stewardship, Sustainable Agriculture and Ecological Risk Assessment. She has had several leadership and expert roles in industry and government multi-stakeholder initiatives focused on major environmental challenges for U.S. agriculture including endangered species and water quality.

Jennifer was raised on family farm in Scotland where she gained first-hand experience working in various cropping and animal systems. She has a B.Sc. with First Class Honors in Agricultural Zoology from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Aberdeen and the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology.

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Slay Christy
Christy Slay
The Sustainability Consortium
Director, Technical Alignment
Christy Slay
Director, Technical Alignment
The Sustainability Consortium

Christy Melhart Slay directs the research and partnership activities for The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) to develop a global, transparent, scientifically-based measurement and reporting system for product sustainability. She leads efforts with strategic partners to ensure TSC's metrics, tools, and reporting systems are harmonized and interoperable with existing initiatives. She also leads TSC's Commodity Mapping Program to develop spatial models for identification of agricultural and wood fiber commodity source regions and works with companies to map their commodity supply chains and related environmental and social risks. Christy develops and leads hands-on training and field courses as well as other projects to implement TSC tools within businesses.

Christy has been with TSC since its inception in 2009. She received her doctorate in biology from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. She has researched and published on population ecology and conservation management. Additionally, she participates in cave ecology research in the U.S. and Belize. Christy has 14 years of experience as an educator in both collegiate and environmental education settings. Prior to her graduate research she spent 5 years in curriculum development and strategic planning with environmental non-profit organizations including the National Audubon Society where she also authored articles for Audubon Magazine in New York. She received her B.A. in biology with a minor in religion from Hendrix College.

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Smith Timothy
Timothy Smith
University of Minnesota
Timothy Smith
University of Minnesota

Dr. Timothy M. Smith is professor of sustainable systems management and International Business, and founding director of the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, at the University of Minnesota. Throughout his career, he has developed integrative approaches to sustainable systems performance measurement and decision-making within the contexts of supply chain management, product/process design, marketing and public policy. Smith's research has been published in a broad array of scholarly journals and popular press, including the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Industrial Ecology, International Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment, and Journal of Marketing Research. His work has also appeared in The Conversation, Bloomberg News, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and other trade and local press. He teaches undergraduate students, graduate students and executives in courses on sustainability management systems and strategy, systems thinking and analysis, and corporate sustainability and social responsibility – earning him numerous awards for teaching excellence and community engagement. Dr. Smith brings insights from appointments at premier Universities in Europe and Latin America, and as an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow. He has advised federal and state agencies on energy, product and sourcing policies, and consults numerous companies and organizations advancing sustainability.

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Snodgrass Eric
Eric Snodgrass
Agrible
Eric Snodgrass
Agrible

Eric Snodgrass is a co-founder and Senior Atmospheric Scientist at Agrible, and is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Over the past 13 years, Eric’s research programs at Illinois have focused on satellite and radar remote sensing techniques and algorithm development, seasonal weather forecast model development, and renewable/alternative energy solutions. At Agrible, he provides logistical guidance and weather forecast solutions for global agriculture. He also produces weather forecasts for our clients in weather sensitive industries, businesses, and financial institutions.

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Stanislaus Mathy
Mathy Stanislaus
WRI/World Economic Forum
Mathy Stanislaus
WRI/World Economic Forum

Mr. Stanislaus is serving as Circular Economy Fellow at the World Resources Institute and Senior Advisor on the Platform for Accelerating Circular Economic Policy in partnership with the World Economic Forum.

He served as a senior political official for the Obama Administration, serving as the Assistant Administrator of the USEPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, a US Senate confirmed position.  At USEPA, Mr. Stanislaus led programs that revitalize communities through the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated, hazardous and solid waste materials management, chemical plant safety, oil spill prevention, and emergency response.  He led the effort to advance the transition to a circular economy through a life-cycle based sustainable materials management approach as a key effort to advance climate change mitigation.  He represented the U.S. at G7 deliberations that led to the formation of the G7 Alliance for Resources Efficiency  and the of G7 countries plus Netherlands and Korea with representatives of their manufacturers to identify best practices to advance resource efficiency and circular economy in the supply chain. He advanced President Obama’s Climate Action Plan by climate change strategies into the Office’s programs.

Mr. Stanislaus is an environmental lawyer and chemical engineer with over 15 plus years of experience in the environmental field in the private, and public sectors.

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Stanley Paul
Paul Stanley
HSBC Bank USA
Paul Stanley
HSBC Bank USA

Paul Stanley is a Corporate Sustainability Manager for HSBC Bank USA, which comprises all of HSBC's U.S. businesses. HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HBC) is the parent company of the global HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.
Paul is helping to lead U.S. strategy and engagement around HSBC’s global $100 billion sustainable financing and investing strategy by 2025. In addition, Paul manages HSBC’s sustainable entrepreneurship and supply chain non-profit partner strategy in the U.S., including HSBC’s relationship with The Sustainability Consortium.
Previously, Paul joined Corporate Sustainability in May 2013 after spending time working within the retail network, branch operations, product management and media relations teams at HSBC.
Outside of his day job, Paul is pursuing a Masters in Sustainability Management at Columbia University and enjoys traveling, swimming and cheering on the sports teams from his alma mater, Syracuse University.

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Stautz Jane
Jane Stautz
Corteva, DowDuPont
Jane Stautz
Corteva, DowDuPont

Jane Stautz, Esq. (Dow AgroSciences LLC), is the Global Product Stewardship & Sustainability Leader at Dow AgroSciences and served as the first industry chair for Excellence Through Stewardship. She provides global leadership for Dow AgroSciences in product stewardship, including developing Global Product Stewardship Policies and Management Plans for the various Seeds, Traits & Oils and Crop Protection businesses. Ms. Stautz chaired BIO’s Stewardship Task Force which was the catalyst for the Excellence Through Stewardship initiative and development of the plant biotechnology stewardship program and quality management guides. She also serves on CropLife International’s Biotech Stewardship Committee. Ms. Stautz has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business and Public Service & Administration in Agriculture from Iowa State University and a Juris Doctorate from The University of Michigan Law School. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Indiana Natural Resources Commission.

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Teunissen Sebastian
Sebastian Teunissen
Solidaridad
Sebastian Teunissen
Solidaridad

Sebastian Teunissen is the Managing Director of Solidaridad North America.Solidaridad invented fair trade coffee and the concept of Fair Trade labeling. It alsochanged the banana market by introducing the first sustainable banana brand in theworld. Solidaridad, with a network of regional affiliate offices, is an international NGOwith more than 45 years of experience creating sustainable supply chains fromproducer to consumer, based on the belief that fair and sustainable trade can be apowerful catalyst to reduce poverty, build communities, and protect the environment.For more than 13 years Sebastian ran the international programs at the Haas Schoolof Business, University of California, Berkeley. He has managed an importing anddistributing company in Japan, served in the Department of Finance of theGovernment of Papua New Guinea, and was responsible for corporate partnershipsfor a major conservation organization. He is a member of the Board of Directors ofVinhos Barbeito (Madeira) Lda., a Portuguese winery.

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Trianosky Paul
Paul Trianosky
SFI
Paul Trianosky
SFI

Paul provides leadership for SFI’s conservation programs, principal liaison with conservation organizations, and guidance toward the development of standards and programs that ensure the attainment of conservation objectives. He works to maintain partnerships, grow the network of conservation organizations involved in the SFI Program, and to ensure relevance of SFI’s work in promoting sustainable supply chains and responsible sourcing. Paul oversees SFI’s Conservation Impact initiative and its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. He monitors conservation research developments and advancements in sustainable forestry to identify opportunities to further the SFI Program and activities of SFI Program Participants. Paul brings nearly 30 years of experience in forestry, non-profit management, forest certification, collaborative partnerships, and landscape-scale conservation. Before joining SFI, Paul was Director of Southern Forest Conservation for the American Forest Foundation. Prior to AFF, Paul held numerous positions with The Nature Conservancy for almost 20 years, including roles in executive management, and nearly 10 years directing forest conservation strategies in the southeastern United States. Paul has a B.S. in Forest Resource Management from Virginia Tech, and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University.

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Tucker Terry
Terry Tucker
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Terry Tucker
ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Terry Tucker has spent 20 years at ExxonMobil Chemical Company and is currently responsible for sales of polyethylene products across various packaging and film applications. His ExxonMobil experience includes positions in Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Product Technology across a number of polymer businesses. Terry also serves on the American Chemistry Council Packaging Committee and the Flexible Film Recycling Group. A recent Asia-based assignment included several years of developing the fast-growing film markets of Asia Pacific while also opening ExxonMobil’s new Shanghai Technology Center. Terry received an Engineering degree from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He and his family currently reside in The Woodlands, TX.

Beyond Bags: Tackling the Challenges of Recycling Flexible Film

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Birgit de Vos
The Sustainability Consortium
Senior Research Associate
Birgit de Vos
Senior Research Associate
The Sustainability Consortium

Birgit de Vos received her doctorate in environmental policy from Wageningen University (the Netherlands), and a MA in anthropology from the University of Nijmegen. Birgit joined TSC in 2013 , and has been working mainly on the development of social sustainability KPIs for FBA.
Birgit also works for Wageningen Economic research. She has fourteen years of experience in research and eight years in project leadership. At present she is a WUR liaison officer for the EU-Agrinatura network, which sets out value chain analyses in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In addition she coordinates an impact evaluation for UTZ certified on the impact of certification and services on the livelihoods of smallholders in Ivory Coast. Birgit also has extensive experience on aquaculture (animal welfare) and sustainable fisheries.

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Waardenburg Roland
Roland Waardenburg
The Sustainability Consortium
Director, Business Development
Roland Waardenburg
Director, Business Development
The Sustainability Consortium

Roland Waardenburg joined the Wageningen team in August 2013 in the Business Development function for Europe. He held marketing, purchasing, and sales positions in the electronics, retail, food service, and food industry at Philips, Sara Lee, Pepsico, and Ahold. As Program Director for Ahold, he built sustainable trade in Africa and as Vice President directed the corporation?s global corporate responsibility policy in which he brought Ahold to The Consortium. Roland studied psychology at the University of Amsterdam and Business Administration at Erasmus University and the University of Michigan.

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Wade Adam
Adam Wade
Fruit of the Loom
Adam Wade
Fruit of the Loom

Fruit of the Loom, Inc. is a leading global company specializing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of products that bring comfort, performance, and fun to everyday moments. We are backed by a family of brands that has been enriching lives for over a century, including Fruit of the Loom, Vanity Fair Lingerie, Vassarette, Curvation, Spalding, and Russell Athletic.
Fruit of the Loom, Inc. is proactively involved in activities targeting the preservation of our environment and conservation of the world’s natural resources. We operate our worldwide facilities in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, and design products, processes, equipment and packaging that are environmentally friendly and economically viable. In addition, we are dedicated to educating and encouraging our employees in environmental responsibilities and activities that are required for the preservation of natural resources.

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Weidner Megan
Megan Weidner
Bunge North America
Megan Weidner
Bunge North America

Megan Weidner is a passionate about the environment, sustainability and agriculture. She has been in the environmental and sustainability field for thirteen years, starting her career in government in South Carolina. Megan joined Bunge in October 2015 as the VP, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability for Bunge North America. Outside of Bunge, Megan serves on the USA Rice Sustainability Committee, Supply Change Steering Committee, served on the Field to Market Awards and Recognition Committee in 2016, is active with MANNRS and has had several speaking engagements within in the U.S. and internationally. Megan holds a B.S. in Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Science from the University of Missouri, as well a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.  Megan lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband and three kids.

Why Brands and Retailers Need Farm-Level Sustainability Data: Use Cases for IT Solutions, Lunch | Sustainability 2.0: Technology in Modern Agriculture

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Weller Jason
Jason Weller
Land O'Lakes Sustainability
Jason Weller
Land O'Lakes Sustainability

Jason Weller joined Land O’Lakes, Inc., in 2017 where he leads the team providing conservation solutions for the farm cooperative’s members and owners.  He previously served as Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the nation’s largest working lands conservation organization, where he led a staff of 10,500 employees that partner with farmers and ranchers to deliver assistance to protect and improve the quality of their operations’ natural resources.  Prior to serving as Chief, Jason served on the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, the U.S. House Budget Committee, and in the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Why Brands and Retailers Need Farm-Level Sustainability Data: Use Cases for IT Solutions

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Werling Shane
Shane Werling
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Shane Werling
Walmart Stores, Inc.
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Whitehead Jay
Jay Whitehead
The New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard Project
Jay Whitehead
The New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard Project

Jay’s research centres on issues of sustainability, focusing on sustainable development indicators, benchmarking/target setting systems, and communicating sustainability performance. He is based at the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) at Lincoln University where he is heavily involved with the development of the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard, a project to develop nationwide sustainability assessment systems across primary industry sectors. In addition to providing analysis for multiple research projects, Jay is also currently researching moral and ethical challenges in sustainability assessment, particularly around distributive justice issues in setting sustainability targets. Jay has been extensively engaged with indigenous communities and resource management issues in a consultative capacity through his role as regional development planner, and through ongoing research into agricultural sustainability.

Lunch | Corporate Investment in Smallholder Agriculture: A Business Case for Reducing Supply Risk and Improving Livelihoods

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Winston Andrew
Andrew Winston
Winston Eco-Strategies
Andrew Winston
Winston Eco-Strategies

Andrew Winston advises some of the world’s leading companies on how companies can navigate and profit from the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. He is a globally recognized speaker and writer on business strategy and mega trends. Andrew is the author of The Big Pivot, co-wrote the international bestseller Green to Gold, and authored the Harvard Business Review Magazine cover story, “Resilience in a Hotter World.

Lunch | Sustainability 2.0: Technology in Modern Agriculture

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Wolf Martin
Martin Wolf
Seventh Generation
Martin Wolf
Seventh Generation

Martin Wolf is responsible for ensuring the design of sustainable products at Seventh Generation, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of ecological household and personal care products.

Mr. Wolf brings over 40 years of experience in industrial and environmental chemistry to his work, starting with environmental fate and metabolism studies for agricultural chemicals, followed by studies of the occurrence of hazardous chemicals in the environment, conducting life cycle studies of product systems, and designing more sustainable household cleaning products.

In addition to his work for Seventh Generation, Mr. Wolf serves as the Co-Chair of the Research, Technology, and Regulatory Committee of the American Cleaning Institute (formerly the Soap & Detergent Association), and has served as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Sustainability Committee (2010-2015), and as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee (2007-2011).

Mr. Wolf was appointed a Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Environmental Forum in 2006, and received an EPA Region 1 Environmental Merit Award in 2011. In 2013 Mr. Wolf was appointed by the National Academy of Science to the Committee on Design and Evaluation of Safer Chemical Substitutions. In 2015 he won the Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award of the American Cleaning Institute, and in 2016 was appointed to the Working Group On Toxic Chemical Use In Vermont by the State’s Agency Of Natural Resources.

Mr. Wolf holds an M.A. in Chemistry from Yeshiva University (New York) and a B.S. in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts).

The ABCs of BPC

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Wood Matt
Matt Wood
Anthesis / Cool Farm Tool
Matt Wood
Anthesis / Cool Farm Tool

Matt Wood serves as Partner and Practice Leader of Anthesis Consulting Group PLC (“Anthesis Consulting”). Previously he was Managing Director of Anthesis Mosaic at Anthesis Consulting. Mr. Wood served as Director of Sustainability Services at Renewable Choice Energy, Inc. Mr. Wood launched the sustainability consulting practice at Renewable Choice in 2008 and has helped over 50 major brands with sustainability services including carbon accounting, CDP reporting, emissions reductions and sustainability strategy development. He works closely with Walmart and their vendors on supporting sustainability initiatives. Prior to Renewable Choice, he worked to drive sustainability programs at Whole Foods as part of its Green Mission team. In 2009, Mr. Wood was accepted into the CSA Standards program for carbon accounting certification and is one of only 17 certified Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifiers in the U.S.

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Wozniak Joseph
Joseph Wozniak
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Joseph Wozniak
International Trade Centre (ITC)

Joseph Wozniak has over 15 years experience in international trade and development. He heads the Trade for Sustainable Development programme (T4SD) at ITC where he is responsible for the development and implementation of the Standards Map website and its related tools. Prior to this he worked for KPMG LLP and as a Senior Economist with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the Agency’s portfolio and the development of analytical tools for the impact assessment of OPIC’s emerging markets investment projects in sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, and consumer products.

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Zering Kelly
Kelly Zering
NC State University
Kelly Zering
NC State University
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Zwack Lisa
Lisa Zwack
The Kroger Co.
Lisa Zwack
The Kroger Co.

Lisa is the Head of Sustainability at The Kroger Co., the country’s largest grocery retailer, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. In this role, she leads and executes on Kroger’s sustainability strategy, including the company’s progress towards its 2020 sustainability goals and zero waste commitments. Previously, Lisa served as Sustainability Manager for Staples, Inc. for nearly five years, where she played a key role in implementing and communicating the company’s global sustainability vision. She earned her MBA from the Ross School of Business and her MS and BS degrees from the School for Environment and Sustainability, all at the University of Michigan, during which time she worked with several leading companies on sustainability-related projects.

From Farm to Fork: Keeping Food as Food in a World of Food Waste

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