Andrew Mangan is co-founder and executive director of the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD), a non-profit association of businesses launched in 2002 whose purpose is to create and deliver value driven sustainable development projects in the United States. Projects are member-led and designed to create value through economic returns and environmental and social benefits.
Mr. Mangan holds a masters degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he attended the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs as an International Fellow. He currently serves on the board of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, is a member of the Education Committee for the International Society of Industrial Ecology, and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.
Carol Singer Neuvelt is the Executive Director of NAEM, the Premier Association for environmental, health and safety (EHS) Management. Under her leadership, NAEM has grown from a small group of environmental professionals into a robust, national organization with more than 1,800 individual members and 75 corporate members – representing the full spectrum of industry sectors among Fortune 1,000 companies. Thanks to her expertise in delivering quality professional development programming, NAEM has grown into the largest professional community for EHS and sustainability decision-makers.
Her long-term perspective and insights into corporate EHS and sustainability best practices have been featured in a variety of publications, including The Chicago Tribune, the Bureau of National Affairs, Environmental Leader, the National Safety Council’s Safety+Health magazine, EL Insights and NAEM’s Green Tie blog.
Prior to joining NAEM, Carol was the Deputy Director for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Public Liaison, where she managed the agency’s interaction with external stakeholders. She also was responsible for creating and implementing the EPA’s national Pollution Prevention Awards.
Bonnie Nixon, formerly an executive with Hewlett Packard, is known for her ability to inspire and serve as a catalyst for transformation in the field of sustainability and social and environmental responsibility. As Executive Director for The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), Nixon is responsible for providing strategic direction and executing on a bold vision for The Consortium, an independent Standards Organization of diverse global participants. TSC will help set the standards and develop transparent methodologies, tools and strategies that will drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social and economic imperatives. Currently the Board of Directors consists of representatives from Arizona State University, the University of Arkansas, The Walt Disney Company, Walmart, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble and Dell. The Consortium is made up of 100 Corporate, Academic, Government and Civil Society groups.
Prior to The Sustainability Consortium, Bonnie was the Director of Environmental Sustainability at Hewlett Packard, where she managed the vision, strategy, marketing, messaging, employee engagement and stakeholder relations program. As Director of Ethical Sourcing at HP, Bonnie implemented the worlds’ largest and most complex electronic ethical and sustainable supply chain program for 10 years. Under Nixon’s leadership, more than $50B went through HP’s supply chain and Ms. Nixon was responsible for building a solid business case and constructively engaging thousands of global suppliers on environmental, health, safety, ethical and labor practices. Ms. Nixon was a key driver in a common industry code of conduct and a set of complimentary tools and processes as a founder and Board Member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition www.eicc.info. Ms. Nixon serves on many multi-industry consortiums including global retailers, footwear and apparel, toy, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, consumer goods and mining. Bonnie is the Board Chair for Sustainable Silicon Valley and also serves on the Board of Blue Planet Network (www.blueplanetnetwork.org).
Braden Allenby is currently Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and of Law, at Arizona State University, having moved from his previous position as the Environment, Health and Safety Vice President for AT&T in 2004. He is also a Batten Fellow in Residence at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. Dr. Allenby received his BA from Yale University in 1972, his J. D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1978, his Masters in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1979, his Masters in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University in the Spring of 1989, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers in 1992.
Clifford Bast is Managing Director for Bast SustainGroup LLC, a sustainability consultancy he founded in 2002 that helps organizations in all sectors reap business value from environmental sustainability. His hallmark is building the business case and earning executive sponsorship; driving integration into the business and across the entire product life cycle and value chain; and propelling brand and competitive positioning through customer and stakeholder engagement and high-impact marketing communications.
Clifford has a very strong understanding and proven track record of galvanizing management involvement, employee engagement and cross-functional collaboration to embed sustainability into a company’s core business processes and strategies. He led/facilitated Hewlett-Packard’s widely recognized environmental, product stewardship/DFE and sustainability programs from 1982-2002. He also has contributed to sustainability program development at Flextronics, Acer and Gateway; and he helped draft the Electronics Industry Code of Conduct, which led to the launch of the now 60+ member, EICC (Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition).
Clifford’s education includes a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the City College of New York; a Master of Environmental Engineering degree from Cooper Union; an MBA degree in management from Fairleigh Dickenson University; and registration as a Professional Engineer.
Scott Nadler is a Senior Partner at ERM, a global environmental, health, safety and sustainability consulting firm. Mr. Nadler helps corporate leaders integrate environment and sustainability issues with the business strategies of their firms. He brings over thirty-five years’ experience in analyzing, building, managing and reforming organizations in the public and private sectors, including extensive work at the CEO and Board level.
In addition to his consulting work at ERM, Mr. Nadler has served as ERM’s Global Director-Client Service, focusing on increasing collaboration across disciplines, geography and culture; and as Strategy Development Director, helping to lead the company through and out of the recession.
He has helped companies share lessons learned, serving at different times as Vice Chair of the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) and as Co-Chair of The Conference Board’s Chief EHS Officers’ Council; and leading ERM’s multi-company Business Integration Forums in the US, Europe and Asia.
He also teaches at Northwestern University, as a Lecturer in Social Enterprise at the Kellogg School of Management, and in the undergraduate program in Environmental Policy and Culture.
Jeff Hynds is Director of Innovation for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. Jeff began his career at Ingersoll Rand 10 years ago as an engineering manager at Club Car. In previous roles, he helped change the way Ingersoll Rand identifies and produces solutions that deliver customer value by creating and implementing enterprise-wide processes to make innovation predictable and repeatable. In addition to developing breakthrough products such as the IBM Proprinter, Cadillac Northstar engine, Delphi Electric Power Steering and Club Car Precedent golf car during his 23 year career, Jeff received six United States patents. Jeff is a winner of the 2008 Maurice Holland Award presented by the Industrial Research Institute for his paper “Integrating Roadmapping into Technical Planning”. He is a member of the Board of Editors for Research Technology Management, a leading journal on innovation and technology. Jeff has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management of Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.