Speakers

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Catherine Benoit

Vice President, Social Responsibility, New Earth
Research Associate, SHINE, Center for Health and the Global Environment

Dr. Catherine Benoit has over 12 years of experience in sustainability research and global compliance. She co-created the first database for Social Life Cycle Assessment, the Social Hotspots Database, a tool used to conduct supply chain due diligence and social spend analysis.  Users of the database includes over 300 organizations among which Google, Nestlé, Volkswagen, Arcelor Mittal, BASF and BMW. She directed and coordinated research for leading sustainability centers (CIRAIG, The Sustainability Consortium). She assesses supply chains social footprint and handprint, conducts human rights due diligence and advises strategic management and engagement with global corporations in several sectors. Read more about Catherine Benoit

Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus

Co-Founder, Biomimicry 3.8 and The Biomimicry Institute

Janine Benyus is the Co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8 and Co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute. She is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Since the book’s 1997 release, Janine’s work as a global thought leader has evolved the practice of biomimicry from a meme to a movement, inspiring clients and innovators around the world to learn from the genius of nature. Read more about Janine Benyus

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Bob Berkebile

Principal Emeritus, BNIM Architects

Bob Berkebile, BNIM Architects, has focused his career on improving quality of life, vitality and resilience in our society with the spirit of his firm’s design work.  BNIM received the AIA’s National Firm Award in 2011. Bob was the founding chairman of AIA’s Committee on the Environment and part of the team that created the US Green Building Council, the LEED rating system and the Living Building Challenge. Read more about Bob Berkebile

Kyra Bobinet

Kyra Bobinet

CEO, engagedIN

When it comes to health engagement, Dr. Bobinet has 5 words of advice: be caring, authentic, and useful. As the CEO-founder of engagedIN, a behavior design firm sprouted out of Stanford, Kyra is devoting her life to helping people crack the code of how, what, and especially, WHY we engage in things. Read more about Kyra Bobinet

Suzanne DiBianca

Suzanne DiBianca

Executive Vice President Corporate Relations & Chief Philanthropy Officer, Salesforce

Suzanne DiBianca is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and Chief Philanthropy Officer of Salesforce. In this role, Suzanne leads Salesforce’s stakeholder strategy—including all corporate giving, community relations and sustainability efforts. Suzanne was previously co-founder and president of the Salesforce Foundation and Salesforce.org. Read more about Suzanne DiBianca

KatjaIversen

Katja Iversen

President & CEO, Women Deliver

Katja Iversen is the President/CEO of Women Deliver – a leading global advocate for investment in the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women, with a specific focus on gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights. Iversen, an internationally recognized expert on development, advocacy and communications, has more than 20 years of experience working in NGOs, corporates and United Nation agencies. Read more about Katja Iversen

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Harold Jones

Senior Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Eaton

Harold Jones is senior vice president – Environment, Health, and Safety for Eaton Corporation. In his current role, Jones is responsible for developing the strategy, deployment and execution of EHS in all of Eaton’s 400+ manufacturing locations spanning over 140 countries world-wide, and covering over 100,000 employees.  The role is also responsible for leading corporate sustainability activities as well as security at our physical locations, during travel and responding to emergencies. Read more about Harold Jones

Kasser

Tim Kasser

Professor of Psychology, Knox College

Tim Kasser, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.  He has written numerous scientific articles and book chapters on materialism, values, ecological sustainability, and quality of life, among other topics.  He is also the author of The High Price of Materialism (MIT Press, 2002) and Lucy in the Mind of Lennon (Oxford University Press, 2013). Read more about Tim Kasser

Michael Kobori

Michael Kobori

Vice President, Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.

Michael Kobori is Vice-President of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co.  He has led the function since 2001. Under his tenure, the company has been a pioneer, reducing the environmental impact of its products through its Levi’s® Waste<Less™ and Water<Less™ collections, Dockers’® WellThread collection, Care for Our Planet program, and leadership on the Better Cotton Initiative.  In addition, the company has gone beyond labor compliance by publicly disclosing its manufacturing supplier locations, leading the industry in banning sandblasting, and partnering with NGOs and key suppliers to support programs that improve workers’ lives. Read more about Michael Kobori

Kohler

Laura Kohler

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Stewardship, Kohler Co.

Laura E. Kohler is Senior Vice President-Human Resources & Stewardship for Kohler Co. and has served as a member of the company’s Board of Directors since 1999.  She is responsible for the company’s worldwide Human Resources organization, which includes talent sourcing, compensation and benefit programs, learning, organizational development and leadership development and oversees Human Resources in all of Kohler Co. businesses.  She also leads Kohler Stewardship – Kohler’s global corporate social responsibility program which drives ethics, respectful workplace, engagement, community partnerships and associate giving, corporate giving and Arts Industry. Read more about Laura Kohler

Natasha Lamb

Natasha Lamb

Managing Partner, Director of Equity Research & Shareholder Engagement

Natasha integrates Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into Arjuna’s investment process while engaging major corporations to improve their performance through shareholder advocacy. Previously, Natasha was Vice President, Shareholder Advocacy and Corporate Engagement, and an Equity Analyst at Trillium Asset Management. Natasha has been profiled in Forbes and the Boston Globe, while her work has been featured in Rolling Stone, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, as well as on NPR and CNN. Read more about Natasha Lamb

Daniel Jae-Won Lee

Daniel Jae-Won Lee

Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation

Daniel Jae-Won Lee is the Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, a position he has held since October 2008.  His service at the Foundation began in 2003 and has included roles as Program Manager for the Asia Pacific Division in Singapore and Director of Global Grantmaking Programs.  Driven by the enduring values of Levi Strauss & Co. (originality, empathy, integrity and courage), the Foundation supports pioneering social change globally in communities touched by the business.   Read more about Daniel Jae-Won Lee

R. Andrew Lee

R. Andrew Lee

Chief Mindfulness Officer, Aetna

Andy Lee serves as Aetna’s Chief Mindfulness Officer. In this role, he seeks to create a deeply rooted, mindful culture at Aetna that serves as an example other companies to emulate. He is also helping to build an industry-leading product portfolio to bring the benefits of mindfulness to our members. Andy is a recognized expert in mindfulness training and program development. In 2010, he founded Working Mindfully, offering customized mindfulness training programs and mindfulness-based executive coaching. He was also a senior consultant with The Potential Project, the global leader in workplace mindfulness training. Read more about R. Andrew Lee

Eileen McNeely

Eileen McNeely

Co-Director, Sustainability & Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE)

Eileen has extensive experience in the areas of environmental epidemiology, occupational and community health, health promotion and wellness programs, health services policy and management.  Her experience spans numerous industries including mining, petrochemicals, biotechnology, health care, railroad and airline transport, postal operations, aircraft manufacture, nuclear weapons production, storage and clean up. She completed an internship at the Occupational Health and Safety Administration in Washington D.C., evaluating the impact of regulations on the chemical industry. She has consulted both nationally and internationally.
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Rob Michalak

Rob Michalak

Global Director of Social Mission, Ben & Jerry's

Rob Michalak is the Global Director of Social Mission for Ben & Jerry’s.  Rob sits on Ben & Jerry’s Global Leadership Team and is the lead advocate at Ben & Jerry’s to keep its Social Mission vigorous and in balance with the company’s Product Mission and Economic Mission.  Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission works to create innovative ways that the business can apply its many resources to achieve positive social change in the world and make progress on the company’s sustainable corporate concept of “linked prosperity,” which is the ambition that as the company prospers, its stakeholders prosper too. Read more about Rob Michalak