2020TOP 100Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders
The Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders
A Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leader embodies CSR, and uses their influence to help others establish or improve their CSR programs. Their efforts contribute to more ethical global supply chains, helping individuals and companies make a positive difference.
Introducing This Year’s
CSR Top 100
With heartfelt gratitude, Assent extends congratulations to this year’s CSR Top 100. Your outstanding contributions have made a positive impact on people around the world.
- Human Rights
- Environmental Sustainability
Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Women in Leadership Publication
Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is an accomplished lawyer and activist challenging companies and societies to do better on gender and racial equality. A frequent presence on news media such as CNN and BBC, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of Women in Leadership Publication and former co-chair of the Africa Committee at the American Bar Association. She helps companies develop strategies to address disparity and inequality in communities, boardrooms, and around the world.
Vice President, Global Sustainability Services
Mike Fraser is a globally-recognized figure in the area of sustainability. A frequent public speaker, he has led Schneider Electric’s sustainability initiatives for over eight years. In 2019, the World Economic Forum awarded Schneider Electric the Circulators Award in part for its work in sustainable development.
Director, Sustainable International Development Graduate Program
University of Washington
Anita Ramasastry is a Professor of Law at the University of Washington, overseeing the institution’s Sustainable International Development program. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the UN’s Working Group on Business and Human Rights and Editor in Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal. She is active on a number of committees focused on responsible development and protecting human rights around the world.
Chief Operating Officer
As co-founder and COO of Coreo, Jaine Morris advises industry and government on the circular economy so they can reach their operational goals. She has received international attention for her expertise and enthusiasm, addressing the UN General Assembly in 2019. She is a frequent contributor to webinars and conferences related to the circular economy.
Ford Motor Company
Bill Ford has served as Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company for over twenty years. In that time he has contributed to numerous successful CSR achievements, including the release of the first automotive company sustainability report. During COVID-19, he has played a key role in Ford’s pivot toward manufacturing ventilators, employee-designed face shields, and many other pieces of essential equipment, helping hundreds of hospitals around the world.
Global Counsel, Labor & Human Rights
General Electric Company
A core part in GE’s CSR programs for over 17 years, Paul Lalli has worked to ensure every GE employee has human rights training as part of the standard curriculum, enabling effective risk identification in supplier dealings. He is GE’s CSR ambassador on the Global Business Initiative for Human Rights and works within the company to research innovative projects to help GE meet sustainability targets.
Vice President, Sustainability Strategy & Outreach
Bruce Klafter passed away in July of 2020. He was a widely respected leader in EHS and a charismatic presence at many conferences. He specialized in EHS management, sustainability reporting, and risk management. He was an important figure in the founding of numerous CSR groups, including the Global Reporting Initiative and Responsible Business Alliance.
Dr. Kaushik Sridhar
Group Manager, Social Responsibility & ESG Reporting
Dr. Kaushik Sridhar has over 14 years of experience advising companies on corporate responsibility and sustainability, with a focus on the environment, responsible investing, and corporate ethics. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Kaplan Business School and Australian Institute of Business as well as a frequent contributor to news media on a range of topics.
Corporate Social Responsibility Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa, & Russia
Henning Ohlsson leads Epson’s Vision 2050 program, which is a set of company-wide environmental goals to be reached by 2050. He also works to ensure Epson’s technologies empower their customers to meet their own sustainability goals. In 2020, Epson was nominated for the German Sustainability Award for excellence in social and ecological responsibility.
Kristen Sullivan leads Deloitte’s Supply Chain Social Compliance programs, addressing the sustainability and ESG needs of clients. She also serves as a member of the Global Reporting Initiative as well as numerous other boards. She previously served on the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) working group.
Who made this year’s list? Download the report to learn more. Share with your network to recognize the excellent work of these individualsDOWNLOAD
The CSR Top 100 is independently researched on behalf of Assent Compliance by Lucas Taylor (University of Notre Dame MBA) of LDT Consulting. 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 in global supply chains.
View the Past
The 2019 CSR Top 100 Influence Leaders list recognized contributions from individuals during 2018 and 2019. Through their dedication and advocacy, they made positive differences in the fields of sustainability, human rights, and conflict minerals.