2014 Kellogg School of Management/Aspen Institute Business and Society Leadership Summit
Filling the Governance Gap: Aligning Enterprise and Advocacy #CorpGovGap
Corey has spent his entire career of 28 years in the field of sustainable development. Serving as President of FSC US since 2007, Corey has helped steer the organization during a period of unprecedented growth and increasing industry, marketplace, public sector and civil society relevance. Prior to joining FSC, Corey was involved in America’s green building movement, including developing one of the nation’s first green commercial-industrial buildings in 1998. He was also a chief architect of Minnesota GreenStar, a regional standard for green homebuilding and remodeling, developed in partnership with that state’s largest residential construction industry associations. He has provided technical, management, and strategic planning oversight to projects in high-performance building, energy efficiency and distributed energy, manufacturing resource efficiency, recycled and green products marketing, and hazardous waste management and brownfields remediation.Corey is a past director of his state’s chapter of the US Green Building Council and served as chair of the State of Minnesota’s Environmental Innovations Advisory Council. He also recently served as the global network representative to the FSC International Board of Directors. Corey is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Previously, she was a member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and served as Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Development Director, chief of staff for Shell Oil company and head of strategy for Royal Dutch Shell.
She has also held senior positions with Amoco Oil Corporation and Navistar, formerly International Harvester Company. Early in her career, she practiced law with a major U.S. firm and worked in the advertising and public relations fields.
Active in a number of international industry and community organizations, Roxanne has served on the boards of several companies in both the US and the UK and currently is a non-executive director of Snap-On Inc., Petrofac Ltd., Ensco Plc and ATK. She currently chairs two compensation committees and has chaired remuneration, governance, nominating and audit committees and has been awarded the Directors Choice Award. She is also a director of Business for Social Responsibility, the Arab International Women’s Forum and serves as president of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. She serves on the Defense Business Board (which advises the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense and other senior government leaders when a private sector perspective is useful) and has served on the Subcommittee for Capacity Building and Skills Training of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership for the US State Department and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Roxanne graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in English literature and advertising and from Marquette University with a Juris Doctor.In addition to her portfolio of international corporate and philanthropic boards, she continues her research and lecturing on comparative international governance and sustainable development topics and is a Ford Scholar at the Ford Center for Global Citizenship at Northwestern University. She and her husband, Lew Watts, live in Santa Fe and Chicago.
Professor Diermeier is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and was named among the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors by Fortune magazine. He is the 2007 recipient of the Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute named the “Oscar of Business Schools” by the Financial Times. He has won 13 teaching awards including the 2001 Kellogg Lavengood Professor of the Year Award and the 2013 Kellogg Alumni Professor of the Year award.
His teaching and research focuses on political institutions, the interaction of business and politics, crisis leadership, reputation management, and strategic aspects of corporate social responsibility. He has published two books, 40 case studies, and over 80 research articles in academic journals mostly in the fields of economics, political science, management, but also in other areas ranging from linguistics and psychology to computer science and applied mathematics. His most recent book, Reputation Rules: Strategies for Managing Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset, was published in 2011 and has been translated into Japanese, Mandarin and Simplified Chinese. His research has been featured globally in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Business Week, the Financial Times, Fortune, and The New York Times.
Professor Diermeier has advised many of the world’s leading companies. His clients include Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, Allianz, Baxter International, BP, Edelman, Eisai, Ernst & Young, Exelon, the FBI, General Mills, W.W. Grainger, Hyatt, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, McDonald’s, Medtronic, Metro AG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell, State Farm, Takeda, UnitedHealth Group and many others.He is the academic director of the CEO Perspectives Program, Kellogg’s most senior executive education program (a joint venture among the Kellogg School of Management, University of Chicago, and the Corporate Leadership Center) and the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Northwestern Global Health Foundation, winner of the 2012 Chicago “Up-and Comer” Innovation Award. He is a research fellow at the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. In December 2004, he was appointed to the Management Board of the FBI. @DanielDiermeier
In his eight years at Businessweek, he has reported everywhere from Mozambique, Ghana and Botswana to the West Bank and the slums of Medellín, Colombia, to the Dominican Republic and the Niger Delta (this foray required a heavily armed, six-car escort). Farzad's 2007 cover story on Colombia’s economic renaissance was brandished on Capitol Hill during free trade debates.
He started his career at the investment bank Goldman Sachs, where he helped managed $1.8 billion in assets for clients in Latin America.
Born in Iran and raised in Miami, he speaks Farsi (Persian) and Spanish.Farzad graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and the Harvard Business School, and has lectured at NYU, CUNY and Columbia. @RobenFarzad
He previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for our Specialty Coffee Business, and had been Vice President of Marketing since 2005. Prior to that, T.J. served as GMCR’s Vice President of National Foodservice, with management responsibilities across both marketing and sales. T.J. also served as the company’s Director of Brand and Market Development, with focus on driving growth through new products and new channels. He began consulting for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. in 2001, helping the organization define its growth strategy and marketing initiatives.Prior to his tenure with us, T.J. held marketing and product development leadership positions with Patagonia, a leading apparel and outdoor gear manufacturer; Adventurous Traveler, a direct marketer of adventure travel services; and Leo Burnett, a global advertising and marketing services agency. He holds a BA from Dartmouth in economics and education.
Before joining Edelman, Harlan was a founding principal of the Chicago office of FD and a member of its U.S. Board of Directors. Prior to joining FD, Harlan was part of Hill & Knowlton’s global crisis leadership team. Licensed to the Bar in both Illinois and Wisconsin, Harlan served as Regional Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) covering an 18-state region, a position in which he directed the League’s efforts in civil rights litigation and fact finding. During his tenure at ADL, Harlan worked closely with national and global intelligence agencies and served as ADL principal media spokesperson on litigation. He began his legal career in private practice with the Milwaukee law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, where his focus included regulatory issues and government relations.
Harlan is Professor of Litigation & the Court of Public Opinion at Northwestern University Law School.EDUCATION: Dartmouth, Vassar College, BA; University of Minnesota Law School JD, cum laude.
In addition to his role at the Foundation, Bruce is a Director of the Ontario Power Authority and a Director of the San Francisco-based Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He is an honorary Director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a member of World Wildlife Fund Canada's Climate Advisory Committee. He is a founder of a number of for profit and non-profit organizations including Summerhill Group, a prominent consultancy in Canada; the Sustainability Network, a highly regarded capacity building organization; and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. He has acted on numerous international, federal, provincial and municipal bodies advising on environmental and energy policy issues.Bruce may be best known for his role in integrating environment with human health in policy advancement, and notably the role he played in the campaign to close Ontario's coal plants - the single largest climate action in Canada. His new book, Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of our Bodies and our World, is now available in Australia and will be out in Canada and the U.S.A. in 2014. @brucelourie
Prior to the break, Ben served as vice president, Global Responsibility since 2008. He was responsible for establishing the strategy and overseeing the programs behind Starbucks business approach to ethical sourcing and environmental stewardship. Ben represented the company in global forums on sustainability and managed key NGO relationships in support of Starbucks responsible business programs. In this role, he was also accountable for the development and content in the company’s annual Global Responsibility Report.
Ben joined Starbucks in 1998 as Environmental Affairs Manager and was part of the original Corporate Social Responsibility team formed in 1999. Using the Natural Step framework for sustainability, Ben lead a team responsible for completing an environmental footprint analysis for the Company in 2001.
Appointed Director of Environmental Affairs in 2004, Ben directed a number of innovative initiatives including the effort to engage the paper packaging industry to develop the first FDA-approved use of post-consumer recycled materials for food packaging. Over this period he also performed the company’s first greenhouse gas emissions inventory and chaired the U.S. Green Building Council’s Retail Development Committee, leading to the development of LEED® standards to help improve the retail sector’s environmental performance.
In January 2000 Ben received a Fellowship from the Environmental Leadership Program, an organization seeking to transform public understanding of environmental issues by training and supporting a national network of visionary, action-oriented emerging leaders. Ben was named Starbucks “Leader of the Year” for 2002 for his work on the Environmental Footprint Project. Ben completed a fellowship with the US-Japan Young Leaders Program in 2011.
Ben graduated from Kenyon College in 1989 with a BA in History and holds a Master of Business Administration and Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Washington(1998).
In 2013 he served on Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn’s Green Ribbon Panel on Climate, completed a six year term of service on the national Net Impact Board of Directors, and served as VP of the North Central Little League in Seattle where he lives with his wife and three boys.As of 1/6/14, Ben will begin serving at The Nature Conservancy as Director of Corporate Engagements. The new role is an opportunity to shape the Conservancy's overall corporate engagement strategy, as well as cultivate new and ongoing relationships with companies to incorporate sustainable business practices into the core of their business plans. Established just three years ago, the Corporate Engagement division was developed in an effort to reach the global scale of impact needed to address some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day.
The first Mexican to lead a PepsiCo business unit and 29-year veteran of the company, Prado began his career in PepsiCo Mexico Foods, and has served in a variety of positions, including President, Frito-Lay Snacks Caribbean; President, PepsiCo Snacks Argentina/Uruguay; Frito Lay Area Vice President for Andean and South Cone Frito-Lay International (FLI); and most recently as President, Gamesa-Quaker Mexico.
Prado is a transformational and empowering leader known for his passion for developing talent within his organization and refers to himself as the “Quaker Coach.” He often uses the city of Chicago as his inspiration to focus and manage his business via the powerful words and architecture of Daniel Burnham. He is also committed to the community by nourishing healthy families via programs such as the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60, Common Threads and the Chicago Fire soccer team, which Quaker sponsors so it can have a direct impact on getting thousands of kids active by playing soccer.
Prado also serves on the boards of Northern Trust, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, GENYOUth, a national non-profit organization, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. He is also a member of the Commercial Club, Economic Club and Executive Club of Chicago.He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) from the National Polytechnical Institute, Master of Science in Systems from the Iberoamericana University and Master of Business Administration from the Monterrey Institute of Technology.
Phil began his environmental career as a student organizing to shut down incinerators on the West Side of Chicago. Phil spent the next five years running door to door fundraising and campaign offices for PIRG, the Sierra Club, and the Human Rights Campaign. With his roots in local organizing and fundraising, Radford has always specialized in mobilizing people to raise their voices for the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet for our children.
Prior to taking on his current role, Phil worked as Greenpeace’s Grassroots and National Canvass Director for six years. During that period, Phil’s team doubled the budget of Greenpeace in the U.S., quadrupled its staff, launched a national student organizing program, and created an online to offline mobilization program.
Over the past decade, Phil has managed several high-impact, national campaigns on global warming, including Global Warming 2000, which convinced Senator McCain to take leadership on global warming; The Global Climate Coalition Campaign, where he managed the national field work that forced Ford, GM, Texaco, and other companies to stop funding the Global Climate Coalition, the industry front-group funding global warming skeptics; persuading Citigroup to increase investments in clean energy; and working with over a dozen communities to make significant investments in clean energy.
Phil is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, NBC, and ABC News.Phil has a degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a certificate in Non-profit Management from Georgetown University. @Phil_Radford
Rogers served as a CEO in the utility industry for 25 years. Over that period, he delivered an average total shareholder return of more than 12 percent per year by focusing on sustainable growth and executing a series of well-timed mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. In 2013, Rogers was awarded the Edison Electric Institute’s Distinguished Leadership Award by his industry peers in recognition of his 25 years of service and exemplary contributions to the electric utility industry. In addition, the Alliance to Save Energy honored Rogers with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rogers became president and CEO of Duke Energy following the merger between Duke Energy and Cinergy in 2006. Before the merger, he served as Cinergy's chairman and CEO for more than 11 years. Prior to the formation of Cinergy, he joined PSI Energy in 1988 as the company's chairman, president and CEO.
He has served as deputy general counsel for litigation and enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); executive vice president of interstate pipelines for the Enron Gas Pipeline Group; and as a partner in the Washington, D.C., law office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Prior to those appointments, Rogers served as assistant to the chief trial counsel at FERC; as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Kentucky; and as assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, where he advocated for the state's consumers in gas, electric and telephone rate cases.
Rogers was also a reporter for the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader for three years.In the course of his career, Rogers has served on the boards of directors of eight Fortune 500 companies, and is currently a director of Cigna Corp. and Applied Materials Inc. In 2010 and 2011, he was named by the National Association of Corporate Directors' Directorship magazine to its annual Directorship 100, recognizing the most influential people in corporate governance. Also during his career, he has owned and/or operated assets in 17 countries in Africa, South Asia, Europe, and Central and Latin America.
Signature programs include Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a global data base and report card on MBA business education, and the Corporate Values Strategy Group, a forum for business leaders to promote change in policy and business practice in pursuit of long-term value creation. Judy spearheaded the creation of the Aspen Principles, a set of guidelines to spotlight short-termism in business and capital markets, and promote long-term focus by companies and institutional investors. The Principles are widely cited and were recently named one of “50 Stars in Seriously Long-Term Innovation”.
Before Aspen, Judy led the Ford Foundation’s office of Program Related-Investments. She has also been a middle-market banker in New York’s garment center for Bankers Trust Company, as well as a lobbyist and legislative aide working on health and education issues in California.Judy studied Political Science and Art History at UCLA and has a Master’s Degree from the Yale School of Management. She held Board positions at ACCION-New York, All Souls Unitarian Church, and Net Impact, where she is Chair Emeritus. In 2012, Judy was named to the “Good Business New York™ Leading Women for 2012” list as one of 25 women who are creating a better world through work and business. In 2011, Judy was named a Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior. Judy publishes widely and blogs for Huffington Post.