Founders and Management
The people who make it happen!
- Marsha Willard President, Executive Director,
- Dorothy Atwood Secretary, Resource Manager,
- Christy Nordstrom Education Program Manager,
- Ray Berardinelli Marketing Manager,
- Ira Feldman Board Member and Coordinator of ISSP Policy and Standards Workstream.
This international group of professionals provide guidance and oversight to ISSP:
Jill Bamburg, Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Clifford Bast, BAST SUSTAINGROUP, LLC
Scott Bennett, Capital One Canada
Christophe Bongars, SustainAsia
Unmesh Brahme, CXO Partners Worldwide and Climate Civics Institute
Julian Crawford, Eco Steps
Ira Feldman, greentrack strategies
Tom Gloria, Industrial Ecology Consultants
Marilyn Johnson, IHS
Stephan Levitsky, American Sugar Refining
KJ McCorry, eco-officiency, LLC
James Miles, Perform Sustain
Sogen Moodley, eThekwini Municipality (Durban Metro Council) South Africa
Robert Pojasek, Exponent
Graham Russell, TruePoint Advisors
Sue Sakaki, Sustainable Earth Initiative
Kathleen Shaver, Cisco
Laurel Sukup, State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Fabio Vancini, Fichtner Group
Bill Wallace, Wallace Futures Group, LLC
Rick Woodward, Coastwide Laboratories
The following people hatched the idea of ISSP around 2005-6 and volunteered untold hours to incubate it:
- Marsha Willard (AXIS Performance Advisors)
- Darcy Hitchcock (AXIS Performance Advisors
- Larry Chalfan (Zero Waste Alliance)
- Dorothy Atwood (Zero Waste Alliance)
While ISSP is now its own 501C3, we will be forever grateful to the International Sustainable Development Foundation and the Zero Waste Alliance for their initial support during our start up years. ISDF and ZWA provided the organizational shell within which we gestated along with administrative, technical and moral support.
ISSP operates under a set of by-laws maintained by the board of directors. A copy of the our by-laws is available below.
Jill Bamburg is the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI), which she helped to co-found in 2002. She also serves as a member of the Core Faculty there, teaching courses in Sustainable Business, Social Justice and Strategy. She is also the author of Getting to Scale: Growing Your Business without Selling Out (Berrett-Koehler, 2006).
Her academic experience includes seven years of teaching marketing, strategy, and general management to mid-career managers in the Graduate Management Program at Antioch University/Seattle.
Before moving into management education, Bamburg served seven years in a variety of marketing roles at Aldus Corporation, the inventors of desktop publishing and creators of the PageMaker software program. She is a lifelong environmentalist and spent her 20s living and working in Wyoming, including eight years of community journalism experience in Jackson Hole and a year and a half as the publisher of the environmental biweekly, High Country News. For the last 10 years, she has served on the board of the Positive Futures Network, the publisher of YES! magazine.
Bamburg lives on Bainbridge Island with her partner, Nani Baran; daughter, Katie Gao; and stepsons Matt, Chris and Graham Baran-Mickle.
Clifford Bast is Managing Director for Bast SustainGroup LLC, a sustainability consultancy he founded in 2002 that helps organizations in all sectors reap business value from environmental sustainability. His hallmark is building the business case and earning executive sponsorship; driving integration into the business and across the entire product life cycle and value chain; and propelling brand and competitive positioning through customer and stakeholder engagement and high-impact marketing communications.
Clifford has a very strong understanding and proven track record of galvanizing management involvement, employee engagement and cross-functional collaboration to embed sustainability into a company’s core business processes and strategies. He led/facilitated Hewlett-Packard’s widely recognized environmental, product stewardship/DFE and sustainability programs from 1982-2002. He also has contributed to sustainability program development at Flextronics, Acer and Gateway; and he helped draft the Electronics Industry Code of Conduct, which led to the launch of the now 60+ member, EICC (Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition).
Clifford’s education includes a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the City College of New York; a Master of Environmental Engineering degree from Cooper Union; an MBA degree in management from Fairleigh Dickenson University; and registration as a Professional Engineer.
Scott A. Bennett. Scott resides in Toronto and manages environmental sustainability at Capital One Canada. In 2012, Scott completed the ISSP Sustainability Professional Certificate and became a strong advocate for the ISSP organization. He launched the first ISSP chapter in Canada, the Greater Toronto ISSP chapter. Scott’s background in sustainability began in 2007 when he started a business called Carbon Diet to teach people how to reduce their impact on the environment. Scott has since written many newspaper articles and has built a free online resource for people to learn how to go green (see www.CarbonDiet.ca).
When Scott joined Capital One Canada in 2008, he started the first Green Team as a bottom-up approach to sustainability. One of Scott’s notable accomplishments is taking the business carbon neutral in 2010. Scott has an established a reputation in Capital One as a thought leader in sustainability.
Scott holds a bachelors degree in business administration and is a Certified Business Analyst Professional.
As an active member of the community, Scott is currently on the Town of Whitby Sustainability Advisory Committee, the Kashwakamak Lake Sustainability Planning Committee, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Energy and Environment Committee. He is a strong advocate for sustainability and is proud to own a home with solar panels on the roof.
Christophe Bongars, Founder and CEO, SustainAsia Ltd: Mr. Bongars has 23 years of experience in the field of business development, clean technologies, large-scale industrial and infrastructure project development and management. He has successfully created, developed and managed projects and businesses in diverse countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. Based in Asia since 1995, he was Project Director for Air Liquide group until the end of 2001, developing and managing industrial projects. He then joined the Suez group as Ondeo Industrial solutions, Vice President Asia Pacific, pioneering innovative business solutions in water & environmental services in Asia, prior to starting SustainAsia in 2004.
SustainAsia is a corporate sustainability and clean technologies investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific. Since 2004, SustainAsia provides advisory services, expertise and tools to high performance companies and investors seeking to enhance their long term economic performance while minimizing their environmental impact. SustainAsia is the Asia Pacific partner of Enablon, a global leader of governance, risk and compliance IT solutions. SustainAsia provides independent expertise on cleantech investments as well as environmental and energy infrastructure projects in Asia Pacific, assessing risks and opportunities, as well as participating in the due diligence of private equity investments, project financing or merger and acquisition transactions. Main clients: Citigroup, China Light and Power (CLP), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), Financial and Energy Exchange (FEX), Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs, Gerson Lehrman Group, AEA Investors, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., McKinsey & Co. To know more http://www.sustainasia.com
Christophe Bongars is Vice Chairman of the Sustainable Development committee of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong, Organizational Stakeholder of the Global reporting Initiative (GRI) in the Netherlands, and chairman of the Sustainable Development working group of the Business Environment Council in Hong Kong. He is an inaugural member of the Sustainable Investment Market (SIM) classification panel of the Financial and Climate Exchange (FEX) in Australia. He is also a frequent speaker on issues of sustainable development, clean technologies and renewable energy.
Mr. Bongars holds various engineering degrees with the E.N.S.C.P (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris) and Paris VI University, as well as certificates in "International Project Management" program from INSEAD in Singapore and in "Public Policy program - Public Private Partnership" from NUS Singapore and Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Unmesh Brahme is a Yale World Fellow, President and co-founder of Climate Civics Institute, a community centric initiative in climate adaptation and policy innovation, and Managing Director & CEO of SustainabilityCXO Partners Worldwide, a high end boutique global advisory working with CEOs, top management and boards, which he founded in collaboration with global sustainability leadership practitioners and thinkers.
Unmesh's continuing and interdisciplinary area of focus is research, impact modeling, business structuring and policy dialog on social entrepreneurship, climate change, social venture funds and the broader theme of sustainability and corporate strategy in its application to emerging economies.
Unmesh's experience spans over eighteen years across niche disciplines and issues at the corporate- community interface. He has worked extensively across verticals and domains in corporate strategy, development finance, community development, corporate responsibility, sustainability, advertising, marketing, brand management with corporations, development agencies and many civil society institutions.
Unmesh has contributed in a significant way to the development of corporate responsibility and strategic community investment during his extensive work with OXFAM, World Bank, Ogilvy & Mather, and more recently HSBC, where he headed the sustainability practice for India and has been responsible for HSBC's foray into a number of business aligned initiatives including significant Bottom of Pyramid (BOP) work in microfinance, financial literacy, environment, sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, renewable energy, community investment, supply chain, employee volunteering, social enterprises and stakeholder engagement. During Unmesh's tenure with HSBC, the bank established itself as a key player on the India sustainability scene and led the financial institutions sector on a number of fronts in cutting edge sustainability work. Among other awards, HSBC's work was commended at the FICCI-Businessworld Award and the Economic Times Corporate Citizenship Award.
At Ogilvy, Unmesh established India's first cause related marketing and brand social responsibility practice, working with a key international and local clients to deliver brand affinity communities, tactical communication, both mass media and below-the-line rural marketing, scalable issue impact and brand saliency. His work in brand reputation management and creative consumer connect fetched Ogilvy the Asian Brand Marketing Effectiveness Award and the PR Week Asia Award, among many other awards, accolades and citations.
Unmesh is the moving force behind niche initiatives in brand-cause connect, fair trade, energy needs at the bottom of pyramid, microfinance, social venture investing, inclusive international relations and public diplomacy, and is presently working with global partners to launch social enterprises in these domains. Unmesh plays an advisory role to a number of sustainability and not-for-profit institutions and is a mentor to students in business schools and graduate institutions. He serves on the board of Net Impact, Frontier Markets, PoverUp and Sesame Workshop India. Unmesh Brahme teaches and speaks on sustainability strategy, BOP markets, climate change, microfinance, international relations, geopolitics and emerging markets at business schools worldwide and at number of national and global forums.
Julian Crawford is a Chartered Accountant and Sustainability Consultant with over 30 years practical experience. He has a science and business background.
Having originally studied zoology at Oxford University, England, he then worked internationally as a
Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he became a Senior Manager and National Technical & Training Manager.
In 1999 he became a founding director of EcoSTEPS Pty Ltd (www.ecosteps.com.au) which is a sustainability strategy consultancy based in Australia and New Zealand. He is editor of the EcoSTEPS netletter and is a regular contributor to magazines such as Ecos, EcoFutures and Executive Excellence.
Ira Feldman is founder, president and senior counsel of greentrack strategies, a consultancy focusing on strategic environmental management and sustainable business practices. He has cut an interdisciplinary swath across three usually distinct spheres: "big picture" environmental policy; environmental law and regulation; and environmental management. Today, he is widely recognized as a thought leader in linking the regulatory and non-regulatory trends that form the basis of a “greentrack” or dual track approach to environmental regulation and management; for championing the implementation of a new generation of environmental management tools; for creating voluntary environmental excellence initiatives, and for advancing the state of the art in environmental auditing and disclosure. Mr. Feldman's presentations at conferences and international policy events reflect his focus on the interrelated concepts of environmental management systems, environmental performance metrics, regulatory innovation, stakeholder engagement, and sustainable development. His latest work addresses the emerging legal and regulatory significance of ecosystem services; raises concerns about the lack of attention being paid to climate change “adaptation” as compared to GHG “mitigation"; and analyzes the use of company-specific environmental, social and governance (ESG) information by the financial sectors.
Mr. Feldman is perhaps best known for his leadership role in the development of the ISO 14000 series of standards in the US and at the international level, and for his early recognition of the public policy and regulatory implications of voluntary environmental management standards. He is now one of the six US experts in the multi-stakeholder process developing ISO 26000 on social responsibility. He has served as Chairman’s Advisory Group representative for his SSRO stakeholder group and as co-chair of the international level environmental drafting team. Mr. Feldman also played a key role in the early development of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and in the identification of sustainability metrics used in the GRI protocol. He remains active in GRI as an Organizational Stakeholder. He served on the Environmental Management Task Group of the President’s Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD). An active member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER), Mr. Feldman is former chair of the Sustainable Development, Ecosystems & Climate Change Committee. He has also serves as Vice Chair of the Section’s “Environmental Innovation, Management Systems & Trading” and “Environmental Values & Ethics” Committees, and he is a leading participant in the ongoing consideration of multidisciplinary practice (MDP) issues in environmental law. Mr. Feldman is a member of the Environmental Law Institute's Council of Partners.
Previously, Mr. Feldman served as Special Counsel in the Office of Compliance at US EPA headquarters in Washington, DC. In that position he developed and directed the Environmental Leadership Program, EPA’s first program on corporate environmental excellence, and he led the revision of the Agency’s policies on environmental auditing and self-disclosure. Among other responsibilities, Mr. Feldman was EPA's liaison to the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Before joining EPA, Mr. Feldman practiced environmental law in the private sector in New York and Washington, with particular emphasis on the environmental due diligence aspects of large-scale merger, acquisition, and real estate transactions.
Mr. Feldman has both a legal and a technical background in environmental issues. He completed an interdisciplinary B.A./M.S. program magna cum laude at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. Mr. Feldman completed additional graduate work in environmental risk assessment and toxicology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, and he received his doctorate in law from the Columbia Law School in New York where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Mr. Feldman has returned to Penn as a visiting professor to promote interdisciplinary approaches and sustainability concepts in environmental policy, law, and management. He also has an adjunct appointment at American University’s Washington College of Law.
Thomas P. Gloria, Ph.D.is Managing Director of IE Consultants. He has more than 19 years of professional experience in sustainability management consulting and information technology engineering design. His work encompasses product innovation; environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM); methods and policy implications regarding greenhouse gas emissions inventories; and energy efficiency feasibility analysis.
Dr. Gloria is a Life Cycle Assessment Certified Professional and member of the Executive Committee, Advisory Board, and Chair of the Technical Committee of the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment. Dr. Gloria is also the Chair of the Advisory Committee of US Life Cycle Inventory effort under the auspices of the US Department of Energy.
Tom has worked with several private & public sector clients conducting sustainability related work including: Armstrong World Industries, Avery Dennison, Barnhardt Manufacturing, Biogen, Cargill, C2C Holdings, Chevron, Church & Dwight (Arm & Hammer brand), Codelco, Comalco, Covidien, Duratel, EILEEN FISHER, Grow-Design, Herman Miller, Industrial Economics Inc., Interface, International Zinc Association, International Copper Association, International Council on Mining & Metals, Iron Ore Company of Canada, Kimball Furniture, Kraft Foods, ITW/Lock N' Pop, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Nike, Nestle Waters North America, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Rio Tinto, Sears Holdings Corporation, SC Johnson, Samsung, Silgan Containers, Timberland, and the U.S. EPA.
He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tufts University and a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Marilyn Johnson is Director, Corporate Sustainability for IHS, where she leads Global Sustainability efforts for 6000+ colleagues located in over 100 offices. Marilyn has over 15 years of operational and corporate roles in Environment, Health and Safety, with responsibilities in areas of sustainability, industrial hygiene, EHS auditing, chemical management and regulatory affairs work with Fortune 500 companies. Marilyn believes in a comprehensive, holistic approach to Sustainability, grounded in values based decision making, acting with care and operating efficiently.
Marilyn is an advisory board member at the Stephen F Austin University in Texas- Center for a Livable World, and participates in the Business-NGO Chemicals Policy Principles Group. Marilyn also participates in the AIHA Stewardship and Sustainability Committee where she received the AIHA Outstanding Individual Contributor Award, in 2011. Johnson is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Sustainability Leadership program, Seattle University's Executive Leadership Program; holds a Master’s degree in Health Science from the University of Toronto; a Bachelor’s degree in Biology; and a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education, both from Queen’s University in Canada.
Stephen D. Lane, Partner – Asset Management. Mr. Lane oversees asset management, new construction and renovation projects for Capri. He provides asset management oversight for Capri Capital Advisors Apartment Fund III and Capri Select Income II. Mr. Lane has more than 32 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining Capri, Mr. Lane worked at Citicorp Real Estate Inc. (CREI) on origination, management and disposition of commercial real estate loans from 1978 to 1997. During the late 1970’s and 1980’s, CREI placed approximately US$25 billion in originations across all property types with concentrations in office, retail, hotel, multifamily residential and industrial. Mr. Lane managed the due diligence process for the Mid-West region through 1987 before being promoted to manage all of the engineering, environmental and appraisal services nationally. During that period he was personally involved in over 200 projects having aggregate value in excess of US$10 billion and spanning all project types. In 1990, the real estate market collapsed and CREI became the owner of real estate in the portfolio, and Mr. Lane’s role changed from origination to managing workouts. Realty Recovery Plans were created for each asset, which were intended to maximize the value and limit the downside risk. Once created, execution of the realty recovery plans was a core responsibility. The professional network created among Developers, General Contractors and Design Professionals remains largely intact. Mr. Lane has actively demonstrated leadership in the real estate industry regarding “green building,” most recently serving as a panelist for 2007’s Annual Clinton Global Initiative. Mr. Lane received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College.
Stephan Levitsky. Experienced Executive with broad base of water, wastewater, soil, Brownfield, site, compliance, and Green Building Environmental Sustainability knowledge. Tenacious problem solver using environmental knowledge and data to make critical environmental sustainability decisions. Special Strengths in identifying innovative and simple ways in reducing the use of resources, understanding environmental impacts, and working and communicating with companies, organizations, and agencies to implement these ideas. Foundation skills in marketing, business strategy, P/L management, planning, and project direction.
K.J. McCorry is the founder of eco-officiency which offers sustainability consulting services to small and medium businesses. She specializes in sustainability planning, assessments and employee training. She has been an avid environmentalist for over 25 years cultivating sustainability within her own personal and professional lives. For the past 12 years, K.J. has served as one of the leading efficiency and productivity consultants for companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Her work has been committed to streamlining processes to not only create efficiency but also sustainability.
She is a contributing author to Simple Path to Sustainability; Green Business Strategies for Small and Medium Sized Businesses released in 2011. She is currently writing her next book, Becoming the Paperless Office due out in 2011.
K.J. is a current instructor for the Sustainability Practices program at the University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Center. She also serves on the University of Colorado Denver Managing for Sustainability Advisory Council.
She was selected as a finalist for the 2008 Oppenheimer Funds Entrepreneur of the Year Award, who recognizes entrepreneurs who have successfully built businesses and positively impacted the community.
K.J. has served on multiple non-profit boards committed to social and environmental responsibility, she currently serves as co-President of CORE (Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy); Director of International Society of Sustainability Professionals; Director of PassageWorks Institute and President of Sundance Homeowners Association. She has held positions including Director of Businesses for Social Responsibility- Colorado Chapter; Past President and founding member of P3: People, Planet Profit; and Treasurer for Extras for Education.
K.J. is certified with the following programs:
- SCORE assessment tool
- Global Reporting Initiative
- Sustainable Professional Certificate with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals
- ISIS Method
- LEAD Fellow
K.J. is an MBA graduate of the University of Denver, now ranked as one of the top business schools in business ethics according to the Wall Street Journal, 2007. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology is from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado. She is based in Boulder, Colorado.
James Miles. A management, economic development, organizational performance specialist with over 20 years experience helping for-profit, non-profit and public sector leaders meet stated goals, launch new initiatives, and implement process improvement initiatives.
Key areas of expertise include:
Human & Organizational Performance
Supplier Development & Alignment
Social Entrepreneurship (non-profit earned income strategies)
Public Speaking & Facilitation
Sogen Moodley is a Senior Manager in the Office of the City Manager, eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa. He has managed the city’s strategic planning process for over ten years and has authored the City’s first in-house publication Making City Strategy Come Alive which documents the lessons learned during his experience as a strategic planner. He has also authored The Power of Imagination which tells the story of and documents lessons learned in eThekwini’s long term planning process. He has presented numerous papers and led sessions on strategic planning and capacity enhancement in local government at various countries internationally including Lagos, Ethiopia, Senegal, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Spain, Canada and the US. He is also a skilled facilitator who has run numerous international strategic planning workshops on behalf of the Municipality, the UCLG and the Sustainable Cities International Network.
He is currently managing eThekwini Municipality’s Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE), the first ever institute of this kind set up on the continent. MILE provides technical support to municipalities, facilitates knowledge management and provides local government capacity enhancement services. For more information please visit www.mile.org.za
Bob Pojasek has over 35 years of experience as a process improvement specialist with a concentration in pollution prevention, cleaner production and business sustainability. Bob is also an Adjunct Professor at Harvard University where he teaches a distance learning course on sustainability. He is Chair of the CRO Association Board of Governors. Bob is one of the founding members of this organization.
Graham Russell is a sustainable business professional and sustainability consultant. He brings 25 years of CEO experience in small to mid-sized companies in the environmental services and transportation industries to the task of helping organizations understand how a strategy based on the principles of sustainability drives innovation, competitive advantage, job creation and improved financial performance.
Through TrupointAdvisors (www.trupointadvisors.com), he provides consulting services to companies wishing to develop and implement a sustainability-based strategy as well as strategic marketing and planning services to companies in the environmental services and cleantech industries with a special focus on waste elimination and water-related services.
Russell was the creator in 2006 of the Sustainable Opportunities Summit, now the largest sustainable business conference in the Rocky Mountain Region. He currently directs an MBA course in sustainable business at the University of Colorado, Denver, Business School, and chairs the School’s Managing for Sustainability Advisory Council. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the subject of the benefits of sustainability-based strategies for companies. He is co-author of "A Simple Path to Sustainability - Green Business Strategies for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses"
Susan Sakaki is an environmental manager with 30 years of experience in environmental compliance management and auditing, management systems development, and sustainability strategies. She began her environmental career in 1975, working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 1986 she left the regulatory agency to begin a career in consulting. Ms. Sakaki founded EnviroSystems Group (ESG) and has assisted public and private sector organizations on regulatory compliance and pollution prevention; clients have included Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Alameda County Green Business Program, and Pacific Gas & Electric. In 2004 she co-founded the nonprofit Sustainable Earth Initiative (SEI), and has focused on sustainability and environmental management systems (ISO 14001 EMS) development; she has been working with federal and state agencies, cities and utilities in EMS development. She teaches environmental and management skills courses for the UC Berkeley Extension Program, Introduction to Sustainability for the UCLA Extension Program, and has also conducted workshops on Sustainable Business Management. Ms. Sakaki has a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from Golden Gate University, an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and a B.A. in English from the University of Oregon.
Kathleen Shaver is the Director of Corporate Responsibility for Mattel the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. In 2008 she launched Mattel’s initiative to connect with the corporation’s many stakeholders including socially responsible investors and NGOs on corporate responsibility matters. Kathleen leads corporate responsibility reporting initiatives including the development of the corporation’s Global Citizenship Reports and was recently named to The Global Reporting Initiative’s Technical Advisory Committee. Kathleen brings a diverse set of experiences to the practice of corporate social responsibility. Previous roles include serving as President of the Chlorine Institute and Vice President of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association. Her private sector experience also includes directing environmental, health and safety affairs for several business units of AlliedSignal and Honeywell. She has held academic faculty appointments with major institutions including the University of Maryland and University of Central Missouri teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in sustainability and stakeholder engagement. http://www.responsiblecare.org/flashpresenation.htmlA frequent speaker and recognized mentor for professionals starting out in the CSR field, Kathleen serves as a member of Net Impact’s Corporate Advisory Board and as the Practitioner in Residence for the Presidio School of Management’s Sustainability Executive Education Program. She holds a M.S. in environmental health science from the University of Oklahoma and a B.A. in public policy from American University.
Laurel Sukup. Currently, I work for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fostering environmental “beyond compliance”. I also am a founding member of Sustainable Northwoods – a newly formed business-to-business group focusing on the hurdles of rural economies. I have a strong mix of skills to empower businesses to reach their fullest potential. Shifting from traditional regulator to sustainability advocate, I have worked with the business community, governments and NGO’s to seek solutions that would provide for growth that balanced economic, environmental and social components. I have assisted over 500 companies, often large, international entities (Kimberly Clark, Harley Davidson, PCA); local small/medium sized business (manufacturers, B&Bs); trade associations/entire industries (Master Loggers/wood products); institutes of higher education (Northland College, Nicolet College, UW-Superior); as well as Wisconsin communities (Rhinelander, Bayfield, Ashland, Superior) with sustainability efforts. I have expertise in and bring practical implementation skills in the following areas:
- Develop non-regulatory approaches for business through the voluntary Wisconsin Green Tier Program, ISO14000, Triple Bottom Line
- Non Profit Fundraising/membership recruitment
- Directing a Department’s Green Team (980 Employees/300buildings)
- Fostering business-to-business sustainability knowledge transfers
Provide technical assistance (biomass, energy/ water efficiency/conservation, waste reduction, P2, GRI and EMS/ISO14000, TBL)
Fabio Vancini advises financial institutions, public authorities and companies that want to develop viable policies, plans, and investment projects for environmental infrastructure, renewable energy, climate-readiness and greener cities. He has 20 years professional experience with nearly 40 countries across 5 continents.
He works in a senior capacity for Germany´s global energy & environment advisory firm (Fichtner GmbH) on environmental planning, organizational development, and green markets. He was previously senior environment program manager at the Paris-based global economic policy think tank (OECD), and before that was environmental due diligence expert (Shearman & Sterling). He started his career supporting urban development activities (Merrill Lynch).
With a bachelors from Cornell and a masters from Yale, Fabio holds multi-lens skills stemming from his risk science, environmental policy, public-private management and law-based qualifications. He has several publications to his name including through the US Department of Commerce, the OECD, BioScience journal, and the Korea Environment Institute. The European Environment Agency has recognized some of Fabio’s publications as among the best in environment and sustainability alongside books by World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Bank. He is an ISSP founding member.
William A. (Bill) Wallace is a recognized leader in the field of sustainability, serving on several national and international professional society committees, and operating a successful consulting practice in sustainable engineering. His book, Becoming Part of the Solution: The Engineer’s Guide to Sustainable Development, has been a “best seller” for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Currently, he is the lead designer for Envision™, a sustainable infrastructure rating system, sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Bill served as a Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, an international organization of over 200 multi-national companies, all with a shared commitment to sustainability. He currently is a Member of the Board of GeoEngineers, Inc., an environmental, ecological and geotechnical firm headquartered in Seattle. He also served as the President and Member the Governing Board of Engineers Without Borders-USA, and as a Member of the Board of Engineers Without Borders-International.
Bill is currently an instructor for the University of Florida’s Electronic Delivery of Graduate Engineering (EDGE) program, teaching “Advanced Green Engineering Design and Sustainability.” He has also designed and delivered other popular sustainable engineering courses including ACEC’s 4-day “Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities” course, and the ISI accreditation courses for Envision™ Sustainability Professionals (ENV SP) and ISI Verifiers.
Bill has over 40 years of professional experience, including 30 years in the field of environmental engineering and management. He spent 21 years at CH2M HILL holding various senior management positions including a three-year term on the board of directors. Bill started the firm’s sustainable engineering practice and led the company’s foray into the Olympic Games, providing environmental and support services to Atlanta, Sydney, Salt Lake City and Beijing.
Bill received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and has served on the University’s Engineering Advisory Council for over 10 years. He received an M.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (AMP104).
Rick Woodward is a graduate of Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration. He is active in various industry and business groups discussing the measurement and communication of the value of sustainability of both products and processes. He is a frequent guest lecturer at various colleges, universities, and business groups presenting sustainability as a critical success factor and corporate strategy for value creation.
Until recently, Mr. Woodward served as the Corporate Director of Operations and Sustainability for Coastwide Laboratories, a Staples Company, a leading chemical formulator and distributor of janitorial and sanitary maintenance products in the Pacific Northwest.
Mr. Woodward serves on the boards of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals and the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability. He is a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Responsible Purchasing Network.
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