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A list of speakers appearing at the Ceres Conference.
Kyle Beatty

Kyle Beatty

President, Verisk Climate

Kyle oversees Verisk Climate’s strategy and worldwide operations to provide market-leading data, analytics and software solutions for enterprise climate and environmental risk management. Kyle pioneered Verisk Climate’s new weather and environmentally-based analytics and software tools that enable insurance, corporate and financial services clients to reduce corporate risk and improve resilience in their operations and finances, and increase retention of their customers while meaningfully reducing expenses.

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Kelley Bell

Kelley Bell

Vice President, Social and Environmental Impact, Driscoll’s

Kelley K. Bell is V.P. Social & Environmental Impact. Kelley works globally to integrate social and environmental considerations into core strategic decisions and planning processes. With her team, she facilitates and drives the company’s philanthropic, worker welfare and sustainability priorities. Their work is rooted in education and empowerment, and facilitation of collaborative problem-solving for some of the big issues facing Driscoll’s and its communities.

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Mike Boots

Mike Boots

Acting Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Mike Boots is Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Prior to assuming his role as Acting Chair, Mike served as the Chief of Staff at CEQ. In this capacity, he helped coordinate the Administration’s work on the President’s Climate Action Plan, the establishment of new national monuments that permanently protect unique American sites, the development of the Nation’s first comprehensive National Ocean Policy, and the President’s federal sustainability initiative to reduce energy use and pollution across the Federal Government, among other environmental priorities. At the start of the Obama Administration, he served as an Associate Director managing the natural resources portfolio at CEQ, focusing on protecting and conserving the nation’s special places, landscapes, freshwater resources and oceans.

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Amanda Brock

Amanda Brock

Chief Executive Officer, Water Standard

Amanda Brock is CEO of WATER STANDARD, a global water treatment company focused on enhanced oil recovery and desalination solutions for the Energy Industry. Amanda was named one of the ”Top 10 Women in Energy” by the Houston Chronicle in 1996 and in 2001 was named Louisiana State University’s “Under 40 Alumni of the Year”. In 2008 she secured one of the largest equity commitments for a start-up in the water industry to develop Water Standard.

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Suzanne Buchta

Suzanne Buchta

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Suzanne Buchta is a Managing Director in Debt Capital Markets and a 14-year veteran of the firm. As Global Co-Head of Green Bonds and Market Linked Notes, Suzanne's team works across industry lines to advise Capital Markets clients on these types of product specific financings.

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Pat Callahan

Pat Callahan

Chief Administrative Officer, Wells Fargo & Company

Senior Executive Vice President Pat Callahan is the Chief Administrative Officer managing Corporate Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Enterprise Marketing, Government Relations, and Corporate Human Resources. She oversees the company’s brand, communications, reputation management, stakeholder engagement, and people development efforts. In addition, Callahan successfully led the largest, most complex banking merger in U.S. history, providing oversight and strategic direction for the merger of Wells Fargo and Wachovia Corporation.

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Tom Carnac

Tom Carnac

President, CDP North America

Tom is President of CDP North America and has responsibility for strategy and delivery across the range of CDP programs in the United States and Canada. Based New York, he is also an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative and a Board member of both the Association of Climate Change Officers and international development NGO Worldview Impact. Prior to his current position, position he held various other posts at CDP in London since joining in 2007, including Head of Cities and Innovation Director.

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Lauren Compere

Lauren Compere

Managing Director and Director of Shareholder Engagement, Boston Common Asset Management

Lauren Compere is Managing Director and the Director of Shareholder Engagement at Boston Common Asset Management, an employee-owned investment management firm specializing in U.S. and international responsible investing. She has primary responsibility working with Boston Common clients and oversees Boston Common’s global shareholder engagement initiatives. Ms. Compere has worked in the responsible investment industry for almost 25 years and has 17 years of experience in global responsible investing. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences in the US, Europe, and Asia.

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Dennis R. Costello

Dennis R. Costello

Managing Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures

Dennis R. Costello is a Managing Partner of Braemar Energy Ventures II. Mr. Costello has been an active venture capital investment professional for over twenty-five years. Mr. Costello was previously a partner with Advent International, an international private equity firm where he rose to chief investment officer for North America. Mr. Costello began his career in alternative energy with positions as a project manager at Midwest Research Institute and as a member of the original staff of the National Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), which is now the National Renewable energy Laboratory (NREL).

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Jack Eggleston

Hydrologic Scientist, US Geological Survey

As a hydrologic scientist with the US Geological Survey Jack Eggleston advises government agencies and water utilities, helping them develop solutions to problems involving water resource scarcity and regulation. His current work is focused on groundwater science and planning in the Middle East and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain.

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Jack Ehnes

Jack Ehnes

Chief Executive Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Jack Ehnes is the Chief Executive Officer of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). Mr. Ehnes provides leadership for the second largest public pension fund in the nation, which serves more than 850,000 members and benefit recipients with an operating budget of approximately $163 million and 900 employees.

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Brad G. Figel

Brad G. Figel

Vice President of Public Affairs- North America, Mars, Incorporated

Brad G. Figel joined Mars Incorporated as its Vice President of Public Affairs – North America in January 2011. In this capacity Figel leads and manages Mars’ Public Affairs team in the region.

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Bennett Freeman

Bennett Freeman

SVP Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments, Inc.

As SVP Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments, Bennett Freeman leads the environmental, social and governance analysis, shareholder advocacy and public policy work of the largest family of sustainable and responsible (SRI) mutual funds in the U.S. with $13 billion assets under management. He has contributed to Calvert’s leadership on issues such as Sudan divestment; extractive revenue transparency; Internet freedom of expression and privacy; water sustainability; and climate change adaptation.

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Monika Freyman

Monika Freyman

Senior Manager, Water Program

Monika works on the Water Program researching and conducting corporate and investor engagement on the risks and opportunities related to growing water scarcity and water quality issues.

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Mark Fulton

Mark Fulton

Founding Partner, Energy Transition Advisors, Senior Fellow, Ceres

Mark Fulton has had 35 years experience in financial markets spanning three continents in London, New York and Sydney. As a recognized economist and market strategist at leading financial institutions including Citigroup , Salomon Bros and County Natwest. He has researched international economies, currencies, fixed income and equity markets. Mark has also held corporate strategy, finance and management roles.

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Derek Furstenwerth

Derek Furstenwerth

Senior Director, Environmental Services, Calpine Corporation

Mr. Furstenwerth is responsible for all aspects of Calpine’s Environmental program, including operations compliance support, development/M&A support, regulatory advocacy at the federal and state levels, and integration of environmental policy and sustainability principles into corporate strategy. He has 23 years of experience in the Environmental field within the power industry.

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Paul Gilding

Paul Gilding

Author and Activist

Paul is one of the world’s most experienced and respected corporate advisors and advocates on the business strategy and economic implications of sustainability and climate change.

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Stathis Gould

Stathis Gould

Head of Professional Accountants in Business, International Federation of Accountants

At the International Federation of Accountants, Stathis heads up the development of international services for professional accountants working in commerce, industry, and the public and not-for-profit sectors. A key element of his work has been to support professional accountants in facilitating sustainable organizational success, including providing leadership on how organizations can incorporate sustainability factors into their decision making. Before moving to IFAC, he was at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) responsible for planning and overseeing a program of thought leadership and research for management accountants.

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Alisa Gravitz

Alisa Gravitz

Executive Director, Green America

For more than 27 years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization. Green America (formerly Co-op America) develops marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems with a key focus on tackling climate change, building fair trading systems, stopping corporate abuse and growing the green economy. Green America's major events and publications include Green Festivals, the Green Business Conference, National Green Pages and Real Green. Green America operates the nation’s largest green business and green consumer networks.

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Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta

Director of Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Ashok Gupta is the Director of Programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment with 1.2 million members, where he works with his colleagues on global warming policies, electric utility regulation, energy efficiency, renewables, sustainable building design and reducing petroleum dependence.

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Amy Hargroves

Amy Hargroves

Director, Corporate Responsibility, Sprint

Ms. Hargroves leads the Corporate Responsibility (CR) efforts for Sprint. Her role includes developing environmental and social programming strategies, establishing organizational governance and infrastructure, and helping to embed a more socially conscious culture across Sprint’s employee body. Ms. Hargroves also acts as Sprint’s resident expert on emission reduction initiatives, sustainable product standards and certifications, while also helping drive a more environmentally responsible supply chain.

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Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper

Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation

Stephen Harper is Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, at the Intel Corporation. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESSC), a coalition of leading IT companies and energy efficiency advocacy groups focused on the role of IT in driving energy efficiency and sustainability solutions in the US, China and India. Outside Intel, Harper serves on the Board of Directors of the Energy Foundation, the Center for Environmental Policy at American University and the Chesapeake Conservancy.

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Glenn Hurowitz

Glenn Hurowitz

Managing Director, Climate Advisors

Glenn Hurowitz is the Managing Director of Climate Advisers, a mission-driven consulting firm dedicated to delivering the low carbon economy. Glenn’s work focuses on achieving large-scale global emissions reductions at low cost. He is an internationally recognized leader in transforming agricultural supply chains to protect the world's tropical rainforests. He recently led a successful initiative that persuaded Wilmar International, Asia's largest agribusiness company and the world's largest palm oil company, to adopt a groundbreaking "No Deforestation" sourcing policy that is setting a new standard for global commodity production.

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Michael Jacobson

Michael Jacobson

Director, Corporate Responsibility Office, Intel Corporation

Michael Jacobson is director of Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Office. In this role, he is responsible for leading Intel’s corporate responsibility strategy with stakeholders across the company. He has an experienced team of experts in corporate social responsibility, strategic alliances, communications, stakeholder management and reporting who are committed to building upon Intel’s performance as a leading corporate citizen.

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Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones

Vice President, Innovation Accelerator & Chief Sustainability Officer, NIKE, Inc.

As VP of Sustainable Business & Innovation, she leads the team mandated with enabling the company to thrive in a future state sustainable economy through closed loop business models. Nike defines the sustainable economy as an economy where people, planet and profit are in balance and where economic growth is decoupled from scarce resources.

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Joseph F. Keefe

Joseph F. Keefe

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pax World Management LLC

Joseph F. Keefe is President & CEO of Pax World Management LLC, investment adviser to Pax World Funds (www.paxworld.com) and a leader in the field of sustainable investing. Pax World Funds include the Global Women’s Equality Fund (PXWEX), the only mutual fund in the United States focused on investing in companies that are global leaders in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Across all of its funds, Pax World withholds support from all-male corporate board slates and actively engages with companies to embrace gender diversity on their boards.

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Paul Kirshen, Ph. D.

Paul Kirshen, Ph. D.

Research Professor, Environment Engineering: Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Kirshen is a Civil Engineer with 30 years of experience serving as Principal Investigator of complex, interdisciplinary, participatory research related to water resources, coastal zone, and infrastructure management and climate variability and change. He is presently Research Professor, Environmental Research Group of Department of Civil Engineering, and Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

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Robert ter Kuile

Robert ter Kuile

Senior Director of Sustainability, Global Public Policy, Pepsico

Robert ter Kuile is the Senior Director of Sustainability in the Global Public Policy group for PepsiCo where he actively develops, implements and operationalizes the global public policy on a broad range of sustainability initiatives and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and partnering with global stakeholders, shareholders and policy makers.

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Steve Leffin

Steve Leffin

Director, Global Sustainability at UPS

Steve Leffin serves as the Director of Sustainability for UPS globally, the world’s largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services. Steve joined UPS 32+ years ago and is a graduate engineer with a postgraduate masters, the past 8 years he has been responsible for managing all sustainability initiatives and strategies. Leading a cross-functional team from various business units within the company, Steve has worked to implement numerous sustainability initiatives at UPS.

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Sharlene Leurig

Sharlene Leurig

Director, Water Program, Ceres

Sharlene directs the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program at Ceres, a national nonprofit helping institutional investors to integrate sustainability into the capital markets. With Ceres, she works with water service providers to build business models that are resilient to weather extremes, climate change and resource depletion.

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Mindy Lubber

Mindy Lubber

President, Ceres; Director, Investor Network on Climate Risk

Mindy S. Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.

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Bob Massie

Bob Massie

President, New Economy Coalition

Bob Massie is the President of the New Economy Coalition, a network of more than 100 organizations committed to the structural transformation of the North American economy. An ordained Episcopal minister, he received his B.A. from Princeton Unversity, M. Div. from Yale Divinity School, and doctorate from Harvard Business School. From 1989 to 1996 he taught at Harvard Divinity School, where he served as the director of the Project on Business, Values, and the Economy. His 1998 book, Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa in the Apartheid Years, won the Lionel Gelber prize for the best book on international relations in the world. He was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts in 1994 and a candidate for the United States Senate in 2011.

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Bill McGrew

Portfolio Manager, California Public Employees Retirement System

Bill is a Portfolio Manager within the CalPERS Global Governance Program, managing CalPERS Institutional Relations work stream while serving as the Program Chief Deputy in overseeing the System’s Corporate Engagement, Capital Market Stability, Sustainable Investment, and Principles and Proxy Voting work streams.

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Chris McKnett

Chris McKnett

Vice President, State Street Global Advisors

Chris McKnett is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors. He is the head of the firms’ global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments business. Chris works across asset classes, investment teams and key functional domains to champion sustainable and responsible investment on behalf of SSgA and its clients. Chris is co-chair of SSgA’s ESG Working Group, a member of SSgA’s Proxy Review Committee, and a member of both State Street’s Corporate Citizenship and Environmental Sustainability Working Groups. Before joining SSgA in 2007, he worked for KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. Chris began working in the investment industry in 1999.

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Sabine Miltner

Sabine Miltner

Group Sustainability Officer, Deutsche Bank

Ms. Miltner joined Deutsche Bank in July 2007 and was appointed Group Sustainability Officer in June 2011. In this role, Ms. Miltner has been focused on embedding sustainability in the Bank’s core business by managing the environmental and social risks associated with clients and transactions as well as promoting sustainability-oriented business opportunities. As Deputy Chair of the Bank’s Environmental Steering Committee, she has coordinated the Bank’s business strategy around climate change.

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Andrea Moffat

Andrea Moffat

Vice President, Corporate Program, Ceres

Andrea Moffat is the Vice President of the Corporate Program and leads Ceres work with business on sustainability issues such as climate, energy, water, and supply chains. With more than 18 years of experience, Andrea leads the corporate advisory team, engaging with more than 80 companies to help them meet sustainability commitments and achieve greater performance results.

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Roderick Morris

Roderick Morris

Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations, Opower

Roderick is Opower's chief marketing officer and global leader of the company's client operations P&L. His accountability spans all enterprise Product Marketing and Corporate Marketing, Consumer Marketing on the Opower platform, Analytics, Engagement Management, Professional Services, and all Technical Operations such as Implementation Engineering and QA, Platform Operations, and Client Support. Previously, Roderick was VP, Marketing at Vovici, a leading SaaS provider of customer feedback solutions, where he led marketing, product management, and public and analyst relations.

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Hubert Murray

Hubert Murray

Manager of Sustainable Initiatives, Partners HealthCare

Hubert Murray is Manager of Sustainable Initiatives for Partners HealthCare Inc in Boston. His work includes sustainable policy and implementation relating to the built environment, energy, water, waste, transportation, and purchasing throughout the twelve hospitals in the Partners system. He was advisor to the design team for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Charleston Navy Yard on LEED certification and the longer term resilience of the building in the event of climate change and sea level rise. Mr. Murray is currently participating in the formulation of a risk management and resiliency strategy for the Partners system.

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Thomas Niemann

Thomas Niemann

Global Social Sustainability Manager, Ford

Thomas Niemann is the Global Social Sustainability Manager in the Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters department at Ford Motor Company. He has been at Ford since December 1999. Thomas’ previous positions within Ford include Sustainability Reporting Manager; Manager, Executive Chairman's Office; and Program Manager, Environmental Outreach and Strategy.

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Rob Olson

Rob Olson

Chief Financial Officer, IKEA US

Rob Olson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IKEA US, is responsible for developing and securing the overall US strategy including finance, risk, legal, purchasing, business navigation, IT and operations. He began his IKEA career in 1998 as Business Controller in Schaumburg, Illinois. In 2000, he was promoted to Assistant Store Manager Operations and quickly moved into the role of Assistant Store Manager Sales in 2002. In June 2003, Rob moved to Woodbridge, VA to be the Store Manager. Then in August 2004, he moved back to the Schaumburg, Illinois store as Store Manager. In August 2006, Rob was promoted to Deputy Retail Manager where he joined the US management team and had responsibility for multiple stores and ecommerce, helping to secure the IKEA vision, business direction and values.

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Mary O’Malley

Mary O’Malley

Vice President, Environment and Sustainability, Prudential Financial

Mary O’Malley is vice president, Environment and Sustainability at Prudential Financial, reporting to the chief governance officer. In this role, O’Malley oversees the strategy for, and the coordination of, sustainability initiatives across Prudential’s businesses and corporate functions that promote the company’s long-term vitality and value creation. O’Malley is also responsible for performance measurement and reporting on these initiatives to external stakeholders, as well as to Prudential’s Board of Directors.

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Patricia O’Reilly

Patricia O’Reilly

Director, Sustainability Strategy and Outreach, Sustainability and Communications, Suncor Energy Inc.

As Director Sustainability Strategy and Outreach, Pat is responsible for developing the strategy to embed sustainability into Suncor’s broader strategy and operations and to engage with stakeholders on Suncor’s environmental and social performance. Pat is also responsible for sustainability disclosure, multi-stakeholder environmental public policy initiatives, Suncor’s sustainability goal setting process and employee engagement in sustainability.

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Bill Page

Bill Page

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Essex Investment Management, LLC

Bill is a Portfolio Manager on the Essex Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS). Bill directs environmental investment policy and research for Essex, and is on the Investment and Proxy Voting Committees. Prior to joining Essex in 2009, he spent eleven years at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), most recently as Lead Portfolio Manager for GEOS and Head of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment team. Bill developed GEOS over a four year period at SSgA, and was a member of the Global Fundamental Strategies group.

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Matt Patsky

Matt Patsky

Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Asset Management

Matt is a partner at Trillium Asset Management, the oldest investment advisor exclusively focused on sustainable and responsible investing. He has thirty years of experience in investment research and investment management, and began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1984 as a technology analyst. In 1989, while covering emerging growth companies for Lehman, he began to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into his research, becoming the first sell side analyst in the United States to publish on the topic of socially responsible investing in 1994.

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Lance Pierce

Lance Pierce

Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Ceres

Lance Pierce is Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Ceres, overseeing programs, operations and strategic planning. He previously served with the Union of Concerned Scientists as Director of the Climate & Energy Program, UCS’s largest program, and Harvard Business School where he was Project Director in the launch of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.

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Jonathan Radtke

Jonathan Radtke

Water Sustainability Program Manager, Coca-Cola North America

Jon Radtke is the Water Resource Sustainability Program Manager for Coca-Cola North America in Atlanta, GA. In this role, he leads the company’s water stewardship program, which addresses water risks facing Coca-Cola operations. Primary areas of focus include water conservation initiatives within manufacturing facilities, source water sustainability strategies, community water partnerships and sustainable agriculture initiatives within the supply chain. One goal of the Company is to return to nature and to communities an amount of water equivalent to the water used in Coca-Cola’s beverages and their production.

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Agata Ramallo Garcia

Agata Ramallo Garcia

GM SB&I Global Sustainability CoE at Nike, Inc.

Agata is the General Manager of Nike’s Global Sustainability CoE (GSC), a center of excellence dedicated to supporting the integration of sustainable business practices across Nike Inc. The GSC team is part of the broader Sustainable Business & Innovation organization, and a global resource for sustainability subject matter expertise and information at Nike Inc.

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Janet Ranganathan

Janet Ranganathan

Vice- President for Science and Research, World Resources Institute

Janet Ranganathan is the Vice President for Science and Research at the World Resources Institute. She works closely with the Managing Director to oversee the development of research strategies within and across WRI’s six programs: Food, Forest, Water, Climate Change, Energy, and Cities. Janet is also a member of the World Resources Report project team focusing on Food Futures: Feeding 9 Billion while Sustaining Ecosystems in a Changing Climate.

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Veena Ramani

Veena Ramani

Director, Corporate Program, Ceres

Veena Ramani is a Director in Ceres’ Corporate Programs. Since July 2006, she has managed the relationships with a portfolio of Ceres companies, primarily from the electric utility and financial services sectors. She works with these companies on a variety of ESG strategy, performance and disclosure issues including policy and program development, sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement processes etc. Veena is also responsible for the oversight and management of the Ceres coalition.

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Curtis Ravenel

Curtis Ravenel

Global Head of Sustainability, Bloomberg L.P.

As Global Head of Sustainability, Curtis Ravenel leads Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives - a Chairman’s Office effort that aggressively integrates sustainability considerations into all firm operations and leverages the Bloomberg Professional Service to evaluate sustainability-related investment risks and opportunities for its 315,000 customers.

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Walt Reid

Walt Reid

Director, Conservation and Science Program, Packard Foundation

Dr. Walter Reid is Director of the Conservation and Science Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Previously, during 2005-2006, he was a Professor with the Woods Institute at Stanford University. Dr. Reid was responsible for the creation of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, which he directed from 1998 to 2005. From 1992 to 1998, Dr. Reid was Vice President of the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C. From 1988 to 1992 he was a Senior Associate at WRI.

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Brian Rice

Brian Rice

Portfolio Manager, California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Mr. Rice is a Portfolio Manager in the CalSTRS Corporate Governance Department and has been working in the governance group at CalSTRS for over 11 years. His main areas of focus are environmental risk management, the CalSTRS activist manager equity portfolio, and CalSTRS’ corporate governance efforts in Asia.

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Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

President of Ireland (1997-2002) & President of the Mary Robinson Foundation

Mary Robinson served as the first woman President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. She is now the President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and a member of the Elders, a group of world leaders (founded by Nelson Mandela, who contribute their wisdom, independent leadership, and integrity to tackling some of the world’s toughest problems with the goal of making the world a better place, and the Club of Madrid, which works to promote democracy worldwide. Mrs. Robinson is also the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States Barack Obama. She is a member of the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. In March 2013, Robinson was appointed the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.

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Tedd Saunders

Tedd Saunders

CSO, The Saunders Hotel Group & President, Ecological Solutions, Inc.

Tedd R. Saunders is President of EcoLogical Solutions Inc. and Chief Sustainability Officer of The Saunders Hotel Group. Mr. Saunders is often credited with pioneering luxury urban ecotourism worldwide. Since 1989, he’s been recognized for creating some of the most innovative sustainability models in travel and tourism industry.

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Henry Shilling

Henry Shilling

Senior Vice President, Moody’s Corporation

Henry is a member of Moody’s Social Performance Group (SPG) with responsibility for exploring the sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) sphere.

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Bobbi Silten

Bobbi Silten

President, Gap Foundation Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility, Gap Inc.

Bobbi Silten is currently President, Gap Foundation and Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility for Gap Inc., a global specialty retailer. Since 2005, she has led Gap Foundation, overseeing its global community investments and volunteer programs for 134,000 employees worldwide. In early 2011, Ms. Silten was tapped to lead Gap Inc.’s Global Responsibility practice – encompassing environmental affairs, ethical sourcing, and public policy.

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Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith

ESG Shareowner Engagement, Walden Asset Management

Tim Smith serves as Senior Vice President, Director ESG Shareowner Engagement at Walden Asset Management, a division of Boston Trust & Investment Management Company. Walden has been a leader in sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) since 1975. As of December 31, 2013 managed $3 billion in assets for individual and institutional clients.

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Deborah Spalding

Deborah Spalding

Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Pension Fund Management, Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer

Deborah Spalding is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Pension Fund Management at the Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer, which oversees the $28 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds. Prior to that, she was a Managing Partner at Working Lands Investment Partners, LLC, an independent investment management firm specializing in rapidly growing markets for environmental credits.

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Anne Stausboll

Anne Stausboll

Chief Executive Officer, California Public Employees’ Retirement System

Anne Stausboll became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System in January 2009. She is the eighth CEO and first woman to head the Pension Fund. Anne oversees approximately 3,100 employees and an annual budget of $1.8 billion.

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Nancy Stoner

Nancy Stoner

Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Nancy Stoner is the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she leads the Agency’s work to protect the nation’s water resources. Under her leadership, EPA’s Office of Water is responsible for the safety of drinking water for 290 million Americans and the Agency’s work to protect the nation’s streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Ms. Stoner also oversees WaterSense, a program that offers people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products and homes.

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Brian Swett

Brian Swett

Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space, City of Boston

Brian Swett is Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space for the City of Boston. Over the last year, Chief Swett has led a variety of major policy and program initiatives in Boston including developing and passing a building energy disclosure ordinance, launching Greenovate Boston, a sustainability education and outreach initiative, and kicking off Climate Ready Boston, a set of climate preparedness initiatives. Chief Swett is now starting efforts to update the City’s Climate Action Plan, which is due in 2014.

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David Tulauskas

David Tulauskas

Sustainability Director, General Motors

David Tulauskas is GM’s director of sustainability responsible for developing the company’s sustainability strategy and ensuring alignment with its business model. Key activities include working with various functions to embed sustainability into their processes; sustainability reporting and external rankings/surveys; and identifying key performance indicators and goals for business planning.

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Mark Tulay

Mark Tulay

Program Manager and COO, Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings Founder and CEO, Sustainability Risk Advisors

Mark Tulay is the Program Manager and COO for Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR). He is also the Founder and CEO of Sustainability Risk Advisors, which advises institutional investors and multinational corporations. Mark has served in leadership roles in sustainability initiatives for over 20 years.

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Letitia Webster

Letitia Webster

Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability, VF Corporation

As leader of VF Corporation’s Sustainability program, Letitia Webster is responsible for creating value and reducing risk for the company as it pertains to its environmental and social impact, and leveraging sustainability to create brand equity and a competitive advantage for VF.

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Allen White

Allen White

Co-Founder, Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings

Dr. Allen L. White is Vice President and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute, and directs the Institute’s Program on Corporate Redesign. In 1997, he co-founded the Global Reporting Initiative (www.globalreporting.org) and served as its Acting CEO until 2002. In 2004, he co-founded and is now Director of Corporation 2020 (www.corporation2020.org), an initiative focused on designing future corporations to create and sustain social mission.

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Edward H. White, Jr.

Edward H. White, Jr.

Vice President, Customer Strategy & Environmental National Grid

Edward White is Vice President of Customer Strategy & Environmental in the Customer organization at National Grid. Edward’s team provides product expertise, alliance support, energy efficient solutions, ensures regulatory coordination and develops new products and services including new modernized smart grid programs and solutions focused on alternative fuel vehicles.

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Kathrin Winkler

Kathrin Winkler

Chief Sustainability Officer, EMC Corporation

Transforming corporate mindsets about sustainability has been both a personal and professional journey for Kathrin Winkler, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for EMC Corporation. As CSO for the world’s leader in cloud computing, Winkler provides the vision, strategy and leadership for EMC’s global sustainability initiatives with a mission to integrate sustainability into every aspect of corporate culture, business strategy, and day-to-day decision-making.

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Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston

Author, The Big Pivot; Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies, LLC

Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. His first book, Green to Gold, sold over 100,000 copies in seven languages. Inc Magazine included Green to Gold on its all-time list of 30 books that all managers should own. Andrew’s new book, The Big Pivot, explores how companies can thrive in a hotter, scarcer, more open world, and provides a new roadmap, helping executives create a more prosperous business, economy, and world.

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Christianna Wood, CFA, CAIA

Christianna Wood, CFA, CAIA

Chairman of the Board, Global Reporting Initiative

Christianna (“Christy”) has over 30 years of experience managing institutional capital on a global basis in traditional and alternative asset classes. Currently, Christy is the Chairman of the Board of the Global Reporting Initiative based in the Netherlands, the leading standard setter of global sustainability reporting standards.

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