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How Danone North America Became the Largest Certified B Corp in the World
Deanna Bratter

Danone North America – maker of Dannon, Silk, So Delicious, Horizon Organic and Vega, among others ...

Danone North America – maker of Dannon, Silk, So Delicious, Horizon Organic and Vega, among others – recently became the largest certified B Corp™ in the world for its commitment to social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

As a large multinational company, Danone North America demonstrated that certification is attainable, and should be an ambition for companies regardless of size or sector.

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How Lyft is Working to Reclaim Cities for People and not Cars
Sam Arons

Lyft was one of the first companies to join former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “We Are ...

Lyft was one of the first companies to join former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “We Are Still In” movement to pledge our commitment to the Paris Climate Accord. Shortly after, they outlined their Climate Impact Goals to do their part to address the threat posed by global climate change.

Sam Arons is Director of Sustainability at Lyft, overseeing the company’s sustainability and climate impact efforts. Sam plays an essential role intrue

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S'Well Proves Sustainability Can Be Stylish
Sarah Kauss

Sarah Kauss is the Founder and CEO of S'well. She is known as one of America's most successful ...

Sarah Kauss is the Founder and CEO of S'well. She is known as one of America's most successful self-made womenIn 2010, she launched her company on the idea that the world needed less plastic water bottles. She believed that if they made a crave-worthy bottle that combined fashion with function, people would stop buying disposable bottles, and we could reduce single-use plastic consumption worldwide. Her company is now worth over $50true

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At Burton, Success Means Maximizing Social Impact By Minimizing Environmental ...
Ali Kenney

Ali proposed and built Burton’s Global Sustainability Department and has reported directly to ...

Ali proposed and built Burton’s Global Sustainability Department and has reported directly to Burton's co-owner and CEO, Donna Carpenter, for the last six years. Ali also now heads up Global Strategy and Insights for Burton, along with leading the Global Supply Chain (Supply Planning and Purchasing, Quality, Product Service, Warranty and Asia Operations) and Sustainability Teams. 

In Sustainability, Ali drives the global sustainabilitytrue

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Creating New Value Frontiers Through Future First Leadership
Alice Mann

Alice Mann is an organizational psychologist who advises senior executives to build their ...

Alice Mann is an organizational psychologist who advises senior executives to build their leadership teams and design their organizations to achieve their mission and strategy. Mann has consulted with and coached scores of leaders of global Fortune 500 companies, preeminent non-profits, and social enterprises to inspire and deliver strong performance results. She is a former vice president at JPMorgan Chase, where she led large post-mergertrue

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Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change
Michael Vandenbergh

Michael Vandenbergh, Co-Author of "Beyond Politics: A Private Governance Response to Climate ...

Michael Vandenbergh, Co-Author of "Beyond Politics: A Private Governance Response to Climate Change"

Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change makes the case that the private sector can fill the environmental gap created by partisan politics. Vandenbergh and co-author Jonathan Gilligan highlight the emissions reduction initiatives of prominent firms like Hewlett Packard and Mars, Inc., and they call for furthertrue

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Building Construction with a Conscious
Casey Grey

Casey Grey is the CEO of The Conscious Builder. As a licensed carpenter, him and his team focus on ...

Casey Grey is the CEO of The Conscious Builder. As a licensed carpenter, him and his team focus on building and renovating homes “consciously”. Ultimately, these are homes that are cheaper to operate, better for the environment, more comfortable to live in and, most importantly, healthier for the families who live in them.

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Allagash Brews Sustainability Into Their Operations
Luke Truman

Luke Truman is the Manager of Facilities and Major Systems and the Sustainability Lead at Allagash ...

Luke Truman is the Manager of Facilities and Major Systems and the Sustainability Lead at Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, Maine. As part of the green team, Truman participates in companywide efforts to source ingredients and materials locally and responsibly. Then on a micro, but highly important level, Truman and the rest of the team look for ways to improve operations, like choosing sustainable materials for expansions, divertingtrue

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Using Art to Promote Sustainable Behaviors & Lifestyles
Anne de Carbuccia

Anne de Carbuccia is the Artist and Creator of One Planet One Future and Founder of the Time Shrine ...

Anne de Carbuccia is the Artist and Creator of One Planet One Future and Founder of the Time Shrine Foundation. With photography, film and art installations, the Foundation raises awareness on human-caused threats to the planet, including water scarcity, pollution and species extinction. The foundation supports other organisations that share these goals. Anne was born in New York and grew up in Paris traveled the globe for several yearstrue

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Eliminating The Idea of Waste By Recycling Everything
Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is the CEO and founder of TerraCycle. TerraCycle began as a sustainable fertilizer ...

Tom Szaky is the CEO and founder of TerraCycle. TerraCycle began as a sustainable fertilizer company, making the product out of worm refuse and putting it in used bottles. It even got a license to use Coca-Cola bottles (which have a patented contour shape). Now, TerraCycle's business model has totally changed, and it's making a bigger impact than ever.

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New York City Takes a Stand Against Big Oil
Dan Zarrilli

Daniel Zarrilli is the Senior Director, Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resilience Officer to ...

Daniel Zarrilli is the Senior Director, Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resilience Officer to the New York City Office of the Mayor. In 2016, Daniel was appointed by NOAA to a 3-year term to the Sustained National Climate Assessment advisory board. He is also serving a 3-year term on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, and recently concluded work advising the State of Louisiana on its 2017 Coastal Master Plan update.

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Benchmarking Company Performance and CSR Practices
Bahar Gidwani, CSRHub

Bahar shared his thoughts on the evolution of ESG metrics and the potential of “dark data” to drive ...

Bahar shared his thoughts on the evolution of ESG metrics and the potential of “dark data” to drive greater transparency in corporate sustainability. His years of experience running large technology-based businesses and his work on Wall Street informed his discussion of data and corporate sustainability reporting. 

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Personal Care Products that are Good for Body & Planet
Rebecca Hamilton, Badger Company

Rebecca Hamilton is family owner and VP of Research & Development of Badger Company. She is also ...

Rebecca Hamilton is family owner and VP of Research & Development of Badger Company. She is also involved in safe cosmetics legislation and toxic chemical reform and has served as the chair of the Natural Products Association National Personal Care Steering Committee.

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Corporate America's Slow but Profitable Move from Linear to Circular Economics
Thomas Singer, The Conference Board

Thomas Singer is a principal researcher in corporate leadership at The Conference Board. His ...

Thomas Singer is a principal researcher in corporate leadership at The Conference Board. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. Singer is the author of numerous publications, including Driving Revenue Growth through Sustainable Products and Services and the comprehensive corporate sustainability benchmarking report Sustainability Practices.

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Sustainable American-Made Footwear
Kim Falkenhayn, Okabashi Shoes

Kim Falkenhayn, President of Okabashi shoes and Sara Irvani, CEO of Okabashi shoes discuss ...

Kim Falkenhayn, President of Okabashi shoes and Sara Irvani, CEO of Okabashi shoes discuss their footwear brand. With the capacity to manufacture up to 20,000 pairs of shoes a day in their environmentally-friendly Buford, Georgia factory, Okabashi, employs more than 200 people at its factory. They attribute much of the company's success to the fact that their drive to create for a better economy and environment in the United States istrue

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Leading an Energy Transformation Company
Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power

Mary Powell has served as president and CEO of Green Mountain Power since 2008 and she’s been the ...

Mary Powell has served as president and CEO of Green Mountain Power since 2008 and she’s been the backbone of its comprehensive restructuring and service quality improvement. Under the leadership of Powell, it has radically restructured, positioning itself as an energy transformation company focused on meeting the needs of consumers with integrated, cutting-edge services that help them use less energy and save money. 

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How the World's Largest Confectionary Plans to Go Sustainable in a Generation
Kevin Rabinovitch, Mars

Kevin Rabinovitch is the Global Director of Sustainability for Mars, Inc. In his role he develops ...

Kevin Rabinovitch is the Global Director of Sustainability for Mars, Inc. In his role he develops and deploys strategies, goals, targets and policies relating to all aspects of sustainability (climate, water, waste, etc.) for Mars' operations.

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Sustainability in the Name of Innovation & Awareness
Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tire

Maureen Kline is a corporate executive with a well-rounded background in journalism and ...

Maureen Kline is a corporate executive with a well-rounded background in journalism and communications, public affairs and sustainability. She manages government and regulatory affairs for Pirelli Tire in North America and chairs the board of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. She is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent, and currently a writes a column on the topic of sustainability.

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The Future of Impact Investing
Cary Krosinsky, Author of Sustainable Living

Cary Krosinsky is an independent author of two books on sustainable investing, editor, advisor and ...

Cary Krosinsky is an independent author of two books on sustainable investing, editor, advisor and educator, teaching at Brown, Yale, Maryland and Concordia. His advisory work includes acting as Lead Consultant to a PRI Working Group that resulted in a Climate Change Asset Owner Strategy Framework for COP 21.

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Learn, Code, Inspire, Teach
Fereshteh Forough, Code to Inspire

Fereshteh Forough is the founder and president of Code to Inspire (CTI), the first coding school ...

Fereshteh Forough is the founder and president of Code to Inspire (CTI), the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan. There are 3.6 million female students in Afghanistan today, compared to zero in 2001. However, social limitations for women still exist — women make up only 16 percent of the current Afghan labor force. She wants to empower young Afghan women by hitching their economic and social advancement to the country’s growing techtrue

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Publishing as a Tool for Positive Cultural Change
Margo Baldwin, Chelsea Green Publishing

Founded in 1984 by Ian and Margo Baldwin, Chelsea Green is recognized as a leading publisher of ...

Founded in 1984 by Ian and Margo Baldwin, Chelsea Green is recognized as a leading publisher of books on the politics and practice of sustainable living. Chelsea Green Publishing Book publishing is a $28 billion industry in the United States. While there has been growth in e-books and audio books, the printed word is still the way most Americans read their books.  However, it is also a resource intensive industry that produces approximatelytrue

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Reducing Impacts of Livestock Production
Rebekah Moses, Impossible Foods

Rebekah Moses is the sustainability and agriculture manager of Impossible Foods. Impossible Foods ...

Rebekah Moses is the sustainability and agriculture manager of Impossible Foods. Impossible Foods cooks up a new paradigm for the food system Animal protein consumption is rising worldwide. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Association estimates that the raising of livestock for meat and dairy products contributes to 14.5 percent of human-induced GHG emissions. Meat and dairy production is also heavily resource-intensive, with 30 percent of thetrue

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