Sustainable Brands Advisory Board

The Advisory Board exists to advance Sustainable Brands' mission of enabling more brands to prosper by leading the way to a better world and future, including ensuring successful delivery on its brand promise and voice. The Advisory Board’s objectives are to ensure the integrity of Sustainable Brands worldwide and its operations; to provide critical skills required to scale its impact on brands, its community and the world; and to catalyze constant innovation to maintain leadership in the field. You can read about the full role of the board and the rules governing the work in the SB Advisory Board Governance Guidelines.

Compiling our elite set of speakers, building an inspiring program and constructing the community that Sustainable Brands is year after year would not be possible without the guidance of our esteemed advisors. Allow us to show our deepest gratitude for their participation in our community and introduce you to our Sustainable Brands Advisory Board.


Chair of the Board: Annie Longsworth


Álvaro Almeida's picture
Founder
Report Sustentabilidade
Jonathan Atwood's picture
VP, Sustainability & Corporate Communications
Unilever
Arnold Barlow's picture
Senior Manager, Sustainability Solutions
UPS
Raphael Bemporad's picture
Founding Partner & Chief Strategy Officer
BBMG
Pablo Benavides's picture
Consultant
Thinking Partner
Janine Benyus's picture
Owner & Co-Founder
Biomimicry 3.8
Coleman Bigelow's picture
Global Sustainability Marketing Director
Johnson & Johnson
Ricardo Caceres's picture
Global Marketing Director Sustainability
The Coca-Cola Company
Giulia Carbone's picture
Deputy Head
IUCN
Mary Jo Cook's picture
President & CEO
Pacific Community Ventures
Cindy Drucker's picture
Executive Vice President
Weber Shandwick
Gil Friend's picture
CSO
The City of Palo Alto, CA
Kevin Hagen's picture
Dir Corporate Responsibility
Iron Mountain
Paul Hawken's picture
Environmentalist, Author, Entrepreneur
Paul Hawken
Virginie Helias's picture
Global Sustainability Brand Director
Procter & Gamble
Inge Huijbrechts's picture
Vice President Responsible Business
Carslon Rezidor Hotel Group
Susan Hunt Stevens's picture
Founder & CEO
WeSpire
Ramsay Huntley's picture
Senior Sustainability Manager
AT&T
Jose Antonio Ilana's picture
CEO & Founder
Quiero Salvar el Mundo Haciendo Marketing
Brendan LeBlanc's picture
Partner
Ernst & Young
Mark Lee's picture
Executive Director
SustainAbility
Annie Longsworth's picture
Founder & CEO
The Siren Agency
Simon Mainwaring's picture
Founder
We First Branding
Atlanta McIlwraith's picture
Senior Manager Community Engagement and Communication
Timberland
Melissa McLean's picture
Manager Sustainability
Target Corporation
Gwen Migita's picture
Vice President Sustainability & Community Affairs
Caesars Entertainment
Kirk Myers's picture
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
REI
Bonnie Nixon's picture
Courageous Catalyst for Change
CEO and Founder, BonnEco, Inc.
Claus Stig Pedersen's picture
Senior Director, Head of Corporate Sustainability
Novozymes
Geof Rochester's picture
Chief Visibility Officer
The Nature Conservancy
Helen Sahi's picture
Director of Sustainability, Retail Branding & Information Solutions
Avery Dennison
Sandy Skees's picture
Regional Director / Northern California
BSI EHS Services & Solutions
Jim Sullivan's picture
Vice President, Sustainability Management & Strategy
SAP
Heather Tansey's picture
Business Development Manager, Global Sustainability
3M
Wood Turner's picture
Vice President
Equilibrium Capital
Sally Uren's picture
Chief Executive
Forum for the Future
Pam Van Orden's picture
President
Enlightened Brand
Marci Verbrugge-Rhind's picture
Director, Corporate Responsibility Communications
Sprint
KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz's picture
CEO/Founder
Sustainable Brands
Charlene Wall-Warren's picture
Director, Sustainability
BASF
Tensie Whelan's picture
President
Rainforest Alliance
Andrew Winston's picture
Author, Founder
The Big Pivot, Winston Eco-Strategies
Jonathan Yohannan's picture
Director of Public Relations
Panera Bread

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Advisory Board Sub Committees

Organization Design & Board Culture Council

Chair: Raphael Bemporad & KoAnn Skrzyniarz

The Org Design Team established a strategic framework to inform board activities and priorities. Now, its primary responsibility is to establish board culture and engagement to create a rewarding and valuable board experience, and to capture the value of the group for the community and each other.

Community Engagement Design Council

Chairs: Annie Longsworth & David Fiss

Works with SB’s Executive Producer of Events to help design & innovate engagement strategies to be used at the SB conferences & Activation Hubs globally.

Content Council

Chairs: Coleman Bigelow & Dimitar Vlahov

Works with SB’s content team to serve as ongoing sounding board; recommend and develop themes for future SB events, adjudicate potential conflicts of interest.

Impact Metrics Project

Chairs: Susan Hunt Stevens & Marie Perriard

Create a framework for measuring SB activities and impact against our ambition. CONT

Customer Segments / Needs Roadmap Project

Chair: Simon Mainwaring

Working with Sustainable Brands Marketing team to create a roadmap for understanding/prioritizing customer needs by segment.

SB Innovation Open Project

Chairs: Mary Jo Cook & Riley Scherer

Develop strategies and execution plan for expanding value, impact and sustainability of the SBIO with intention to support connection between global brands and social entrepreneurs.

Membership Council

Chairs: Helen Sahi & KoAnn Skrzyniarz

Provide ongoing direction to SB team on deepening value of corporate membership.