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2019TOP 100Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders

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Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders

A Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leader embodies corporate social responsibility (CSR), and uses their influence to help others establish or improve their CSR programs. Their efforts contribute to improvements throughout global supply chains, helping individuals and companies make a positive difference.

Introducing This year's Influence Leaders

Assent Compliance congratulates the 2019 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders. Your contributions to CSR are outstanding.

Dr. Sally Uren

Chief Executive Officer

Forum for the Future
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#1 Dr. Sally Uren

As Chief Executive at Forum for the Future, Dr. Sally Uren furthers Forum for the Future’s goal of facilitating a sustainable future through extensive changes to global systems. She is currently directly involved in a number of projects, including Cotton 2040, a multi-stakeholder collaboration designed to accelerate the availability of sustainable cotton, and Tea 2030, a global project focusing on a number of innovation platforms intended to deliver a sustainable global tea industry. Dr. Uren also helped initiate Net Positive, a coalition of businesses championing CSR, all working to define the next wave of corporate sustainability.

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#2 Kate Brandt

As Google’s Sustainability Officer, Kate Brandt is responsible for the company’s strategic sustainability initiatives. Formerly, she served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she played a key role in establishing the office and executing the president’s Climate Action Plan. She also served under President Obama as the nation’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, promoting sustainability across all federal government operations.

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#3 Hannah Koep-Andrieu

In her capacity as Policy Adviser on Extractives & Sector Projects, Hannah Koep-Andrieu has led several CSR initiatives, including the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

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Hannah Koep-Andrieu

Policy Adviser, Extractives & Sector Projects

Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development
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Kate Brandt

Global Sustainability Officer

Google
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#4 Colleen Vien

Representing Timberland's long-standing approach to CSR, Colleen Vien has held the torch when it comes to involving its workforce in volunteerism, decreasing its carbon footprint, and making sustainability a genuine branding opportunity. With over a million hours of community service across the globe, under Vien's leadership, Timberland has planted almost 10 million trees and developed ways to put sustainable materials in their products.

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Colleen Vien

Sustainability Director

Timberland
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#5 Laura Chapman Rubbo

Laura Chapman Rubbo leads policy development for human rights, international labor standards, responsible supply chain management and product integrity at the Walt Disney Company. Among her many responsibilities, she conducts issue and policy analysis and co-led the creation of Disney’s human rights policy. She also oversees Disney’s Supply Chain Investment Program to innovate in supply chain monitoring and improvement.

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Michael Brune

Executive Director

Sierra Club
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#6 Michael Brune

Michael Brune is Executive director of the Sierra Club, America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Under his leadership, the Rainforest Action Network has won more than a dozen key environmental commitments from America’s largest corporations. During his tenure as the Sierra Club’s executive director, the organization has grown to more than 3.5 million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one of the most effective in environmental history.

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Laura Chapman Rubbo

Director, Responsible Governance & Supply Chain

The Walt Disney Company
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#7 Pamela Fierst-Walsh

Serving as the Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department of State as well as the U.S. Representative to the Kimberley Process, Fierst-Walsh champions policies regulating conflict and critical minerals. She also has extensive experience in the issues facing the countries of the Horn of Africa. Pamela often advises companies in the private sector on supply chain concerns and obligations under U.S. law. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the National Defense University’s National War College.

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Lydia Hultquist

Founder

Silicon Valley Conflict Minerals & Human Trafficking Forum
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#8 Lydia Hultquist

With more than 20 years of supply chain experience, Lydia Hultquist is an expert in procurement, materials management and new program implementation, with a particular focus on human trafficking. She founded the Silicon Valley Conflict Minerals and Human Trafficking Forum, and has been a member of the Slavery & Trafficking Risk Template (STRT) Development Committee since 2017.

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Pamela Fierst-Walsh

Senior Advisor for Conflict Minerals & U.S. Focal Point for the Kimberley Process

U.S. Department of State
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#9 Tim Mohin

As Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Tim Mohin leads the effort to integrate sustainability into the decision-making processes of organizations around the world. In the past, he served as Chairman of the Board for the Responsible Business Alliance (formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) and was a member of the steering committee for the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative).

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#10 Heather Henriksen

In 2008, Heather Henriksen was appointed Harvard University’s chief sustainability officer and was tasked with leading an organizational change initiative. Henriksen directs the Office for Sustainability, which oversees the implementation of Harvard’s comprehensive Sustainability Plan (co-created with faculty and students in 2014), and the university’s ambitious new Climate Action Plan, which builds upon the 2016 achievement of Harvard’s initial science-based climate goal.

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Heather Henriksen

Managing Director, Office for Sustainability

Harvard University
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Tim Mohin

Chief Executive

Global Reporting Initiative
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Lisa Jackson

Vice President, Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives
Apple

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Pavan Sukhdev

Goodwill Ambassador
UN Environment

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Fabio Leonardi

Counsel
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Tim Brooks

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Southern Region
LEGO

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Diana Verde Nieto

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Positive Luxury

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Rose Stuckey Kirk

Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer & President of the Verizon Foundation
Verizon

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Michael Littenberg

Partner
Ropes & Gray, LLP

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Douglas Sabo

Vice President, Head of Global Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
Visa

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Serdar Dinler

President
Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey

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About the List

The Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders List is independently researched by Lucas Taylor, University of Notre Dame MBA and LDT Consulting, on behalf of Assent Compliance. Many factors are included in the scoring criteria. Using the developed scoring algorithm, participants are added to the list and adjusted based on individual research by LDT Consulting. This list is revised annually to reflect the evolving regulatory landscape and recognize individual efforts to contribute to improvements throughout global supply chains.

See Who Made the List Last Year

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The Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders List is independently researched by Lucas Taylor, University of Notre Dame MBA and LDT Consulting, on behalf of Assent Compliance. Many factors are included in the scoring criteria. Using the developed scoring algorithm, participants are added to the list and adjusted based on individual research by LDT Consulting. This list is revised annually to reflect the evolving regulatory landscape, and recognize individual efforts to contribute to improvements throughout global supply chains.

The 2018 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders List recognized leaders who made a difference in the CSR space last year. Through education and advocacy, these individuals contributed to positive change in the corporate space in sustainability, human rights and conflict minerals.

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About the Author

Lucas Taylor, MBA
Lucas Taylor has focused his career on providing strategic insights across industries, from office supplies to semiconductors. His portfolio includes clients ranging from Fortune 500s to Wall Street to start-ups. His curiosity and devotion to sound decision-making help clients in their professional endeavors and research projects.

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