Speakers

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Brigid Schulte

Director, Better Life Lab and The Good Life Initiative, New America

Brigid Schulte is the author of the New York Times bestselling book on time pressure, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time, which named one of the notable books of the year by the Washington Post and NPR, and won the Virginia Library Association’s literary nonfiction award.... Read more about Brigid Schulte

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George Serafeim

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

George Serafeim is a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He has taught courses in the MBA, executive education and doctoral programs, and is currently teaching the elective course “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems” in the MBA curriculum, which received the Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute and the Grand Page Prize. He has presented his research in over 60 countries around the world and ranks among the top 20 most popular authors out of over 12,000 business authors on the Social Science Research Network.... Read more about George Serafeim

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Leith Sharp

Director of Executive Education for Sustainability, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Leith Sharp is the Director of Executive Education for Sustainability with Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. Leith has taught change leadership for sustainability at Harvard University for the last 15 years. She is co-founder of Leaders on Purpose. Leith has spent 20 years driving sustainability into the core mission of higher education and business. She is an educator, researcher and practitioner of sustainability leadership. For 9 years Leith was the founding director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, leading Harvard to become a global leader in campus sustainability. Leith was the founding executive director for the Illinois Green Economy Network, working with the state’s 40 college presidents to raise $24 million for green workforce development.... Read more about Leith Sharp
Jazz Singh-Khaira

Jazz Singh-Khaira

Worker and Community Development Manager, Global Responsible Sourcing, VF Corporation

Jazz Singh-Khaira leads the Worker and Community Development Program for VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories. The newly launched program works to improve the lives of workers in vulnerable communities in VF’s supply chain through three key work-streams: Water & Sanitation, Health & Nutrition and Childcare & Education.  The program embodies the principle of doing well by doing good and aims to demonstrate the business value in investing in worker wellbeing while at the same time creating positive change to the lives of workers and the communities in which they live. ... Read more about Jazz Singh-Khaira

John Spengler

John Spengler

Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, and Director of the JPB Environmental Health Fellowship Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

John Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, and Director of the JPB Environmental Health Fellowship Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has conducted research on personal monitoring, air pollution health effects, indoor air pollution, and a variety of environmental sustainability issues. Several of his investigations have focused on housing design and its effects on ventilation rates, building materials’ selection, energy consumption, and total environmental quality in homes.... Read more about John Spengler

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Julia Steyn

Vice President, Urban Mobility and Maven, General Motors Company

Julia Steyn is vice president, Urban Mobility Programs at General Motors, spearheading Maven, the new personal mobility brand that combines and expands GM’s multiple personal mobility programs under one single brand. Maven focuses on a wide array of car and ride-sharing offerings, including GM’s strategic alliance with Lyft. Steyn’s mission is to shape the future of personal mobility, giving customers access to highly personalized, on-demand mobility services that match their ever-changing needs in today’s world.... Read more about Julia Steyn

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Max Stossel

Head of Content & Storytelling, Center for Humane Technology

Max Stossel is the Head of Content & Storytelling for the Center for Humane Technology, an organization of former tech insiders and CEOs dedicated to realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Before joining CHT, Max was a media strategist with an extensive background in social, spending more time learning the ins and outs of the facebook algorithm than any human should. He ran social for multinational brands, and later worked for a social media company where he designed some of the same notification structures to distract students that he now criticizes. He provides a unique and much needed critical point of view on the roll of technology in our lives.... Read more about Max Stossel

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Gale Tedhams

Director, Sustainability, Owens Corning

Gale Tedhams is the Director of Sustainability for Owens Corning, responsible for leading the company’s global sustainability strategy with a focus on products, supply chain and the company’s goal to being a net positive company.   She manages communications on sustainability strategy integration, product marketing, and corporate programs such as the integration of Sustainable Development Goals. ... Read more about Gale Tedhams

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Mike Toffel

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Professor Toffel is the Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Faculty Chair of the HBS Business and Environment Initiative, and is course head of and teaches the Technology & Operations Management core MBA course. Mike Toffel's research examines companies' management of environmental affairs and occupational safety, identifying which types of management programs and regulations improve environmental and safety performance.... Read more about Mike Toffel
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Aden Van Noppen

Executive Director, Mobius

Aden Van Noppen is the Founding Executive Director of Mobius, a collaboration between leading neuroscientists, meditation teachers and technologists to catalyze and support digital technology that cultivates compassion and well-being by drawing on ancient wisdom and the latest scientific knowledge.... Read more about Aden Van Noppen

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Henry Wei

Medical Director for Benefits, Google

Dr. Henry Wei, M.D. is a physician, technologist and Google’s first Medical Director for Benefits.  He has direct responsibility for Google’s employer-sponsored self-insured health plan covering over 110,000 members and over $1B USD spend annually, and also serves as a medical advisor to Alphabet’s health-facing product and market development areas.... Read more about Henry Wei