Senior Program Director, Corporate Program
Amy is a Director in the Corporate Program, advising Ceres member companies on sustainability strategy, reporting, and stakeholder engagement. With more than 12 years of experience in sustainability, Amy works directly with company leadership to strengthen and implement environmental, social, and governance (ESG) business strategies and advance performance, directly engaging companies in the apparel, food & beverage, healthcare, media, and transportation sectors. Amy also leads specific initiatives related to The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, including Ceres’ supply chain work, and co-developed the Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ): Building the Foundation for Sustainable Supply Chains.
Prior to joining Ceres, Amy led and managed diversity and international labor relations research, advocacy, and policy initiatives at Calvert Investments. At Calvert, Amy helped develop the Calvert Women’s Principles, the first global code of conduct focused on empowering, advancing, and investing in women worldwide, and its companion Gender Equality Principles Initiative and website. Amy co-authored two reports on corporate diversity practices, including Examining the Cracks in the Ceiling: A Survey of Corporate Diversity Practices in the Calvert Social Index, and spearheaded efforts to file more than 50 shareholder resolutions on board diversity and equal employment opportunities.
Amy serves on the steering committees of both the U.S. Network of the United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN), and graduated from the University of Kansas.
Recent Blog Posts
As we march past Labor Day and into the classroom, we are reminded of an essential component for building a global sustainable economy: protecting the human rights of workers.
Sunday night I cheered as Steve McQueen dedicated his Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave to “all of the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.”
With the regulatory, reputational, legal and operational risks associated with sustainability issues, companies must understand how every one of their suppliers is performing on key environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics.