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Catherine Benoît is the VP Social Sustainability at New Earth
where she directs the Social Hotspots Database project, the first database
for Social LCA, and provides advisory services to practitioners and firms.
She started her career studying the impacts of mining development in remote
communities.  Catherine directed and coordinated research for several highly

Catherine Benoît is the VP Social Sustainability at New Earth
where she directs the Social Hotspots Database project, the first database
for Social LCA, and provides advisory services to practitioners and firms.
She started her career studying the impacts of mining development in remote
communities.  Catherine directed and coordinated research for several highly
praised sustainability centers (CIRAIG, The Sustainability Consortium). She
has assessed supply chain social impacts and advised strategic development
and engagement with global corporations in several sectors including mining
and metals, retail, consumer products and agriculture. She also brings years
of expertise in sustainability initiatives involving external stakeholders.
She is an expert with the Global Social Compliance Programme’s Equivalence
Assessment project, a member of the Technical Review Committee of the Global
Initiative for Sustainability Rating and a member of the Strategic Advisory
Board of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Initiative.  She is the lead
editor of the Guidelines for S-LCA that were published by the UNEP Life Cycle
Initiative in May 2009. (http://lcinitiative.unep.fr/) and of the Social Life
Cycle Assessment methodological sheets (Publications 2010 and 2013).
Catherine teaches about Social Responsibility in Supply Chains at Harvard
Extension school.

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Catherine Benoît

VP Social Sustainability
New Earth
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