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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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