Since 2010, Denise Hills has led Sustainability and Inclusive Business at Itaú Unibanco, the largest private bank in Brazil, operating in 20 countries. Denise uses networking as one of her strategies – she is the Vice President of the Brazilian Global Compact Network, a member of the Executive Committee of the United Nations Environment Program’s Financial Initiative (UNEP-FI), both linked to the UN; Denise is also a member of the Sustainability Committee of FEBRABAN (Brazilian Federation of Banks), and a substitute member of the Board of Directors of CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development). GlobeScan’s Director in Brazil, Álvaro Almeida, spoke with Denise about sustainability challenges in the financial sector.
Barbara Brooks Kimmel is the CEO and Cofounder of Trust Across America-Trust Around the World whose mission is to help organizations build trust. Barbara also runs the world's largest global Trust Alliance, is the editor of the award winning TRUST INC. book series and a Managing Member at FACTS® Asset Management, a NJ registered investment advisor. In 2012 was named one of “25 Women who are Changing the World” by Good Business International. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Barbara to discuss the value of trust and it's current and future affects on organizations' social license to operate.
Noel joined Stora Enso in 2015, and is Executive Vice President for Sustainability. Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Noel’s previous positions include Senior Vice President Sustainability & Green Support at Skanska AB in Sweden, Group Environmental Director for RMC, the world’s largest producer of ready mixed concrete, as well as senior roles at Imperial Chemical Industries, the UK National Environmental Technology Centre and NGO Business in the Community. GlobeScan Director Caroline Holme recently interviewed Noel to find out how the business case for the sustainability agenda has evolved and what this means for Stora Enso’s recently published Sustainability Report.
Dr. Mukund Rajan is the erstwhile Brand Custodian at the Tata group of companies, now responsible for the sustainability practice there. Boasting global brands that include Jaguar, Land Rover, Tetley Tea, and Tata Steel, the Tata group of companies is one of the success stories of emerging economy companies going global. GlobeScan Chairman Doug Miller had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Rajan about Tata’s remarkable story, which remains relatively unknown outside of India.
Lauren joined Johnson & Johnson in 2015, and is Vice President, Global Community Impact. She has held leadership roles in Corporate Social Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Philanthropic efforts at eBay Inc (2009-2015) and Starbucks Coffee Company (2000-2008). Prior to her work in Corporate Social Responsibility, she held leadership roles with several NGOs. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Lauren to reflect on her first year in Johnson & Johnson and how the company is approaching health from a global community impact perspective.
John Schulz is Director of Sustainability Operations at AT&T. In this role, John works across the business, with customers and with credible third parties to identify how AT&T products and services can be important solutions for pressing environmental and social problems. John began his AT&T career in the Corporate Real Estate group and migrated into leadership roles with the Energy and Corporate Sustainability organizations. GlobeScan Director James Morris recently spoke with John about the key challenges we are currently facing in the world and the technology solutions that AT&T can bring to the table from a citizenship and sustainability perspective.
Diane Osgood is the Director of Business Innovation at Virgin Management where she works with the executive teams at Virgin business to define and integrate purpose and sustainability across all areas of operations. She works across functions such as brand, people (HR), business and product innovation, customer experience, environmental performance and charitable activities. She brings two decades of experience in corporate sustainability, purpose development and partnership development. GlobeScan Director Eric Whan recently spoke with Diane about how Virgin has become known for its purpose-driven leadership and the value the company has placed upon stakeholder engagement to help it get there.
David Prager is Global Head of Corporate Affairs at The De Beers Group of Companies. He has overall responsibility for enhancing the profile and image of the De Beers Group across all its businesses. David’s main focus is to shape a commercially conducive environment and promote the reputation of De Beers by developing and driving coordinated communications, government and stakeholder relations and social performance strategies. GlobeScan Director Femke de Man recently interviewed David to gain insight on the value De Beers puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Miguel Veiga-Pestana is the Chief Communications Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Miguel leads the foundation’s global communications division and is focused on increasing awareness and engagement for priority global poverty, health, and U.S. education issues. Miguel is responsible for overseeing all communications and brand functions, including managing reputation risk and building media partnerships to support independent coverage of priority issues.
Prior to joining the foundation, Miguel served as Vice-President, Global Sustainability Strategy and External Advocacy at Unilever, where he was responsible for driving global advocacy on key sustainability and business strategy priorities to affect systemic, transformational change. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Miguel to gain insight on how civil society and business can work better together and the value he puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Steve Howard is Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA Group and a member of its Group Management Team, a role he has held since January, 2011. He is responsible for the Company's sustainability strategy, environmental and social performance, the impact of its products. Steve believes that sustainability will be one of the mega-trends that shape society and the business landscape this century. He is committed to developing innovative ways to make sustainability attractive and affordable for everyone. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Steve to shed light on how to navigate and succeed in our changing world.
Mzila Mthenjane is Executive Head, Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement at Exxaro Resources. He is a mining engineer with more than 20 years’ combined experience in mining and investment banking. This includes seven years in deep-level gold mining at AngloGold Ashanti and Gold Fields Limited in senior mine management and corporate development roles, respectively. Mzila has also worked for six years in investment banking at RMB and Deutsche Bank, and over six years as Executive: Business Sustainability at Royal Bafokeng Holdings and Royal Bafokeng Platinum before joining Exxaro in his current role in May 2013.
Heinrich Jessen is Chairman of Jebsen & Jessen, a diversified industrial group in Asia, with roots in the colonial trading companies of the 19th century. He started his career as a tropical biologist before joining the family business in 1995, of which he became Chairman of the executive board in 2010. This dialogue with Mr. Jessen was conducted by Wander Meijer, GlobeScan’s Asia Pacific Director, who has been living and working in Asia since 1998.
GlobeScan Chairman Doug Miller had the pleasure of discussing challenges and opportunities for business with Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who has seen business from all sides during a distinguished career, serving as both Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and previously as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme under Kofi Annan. He has also served in the UK Cabinet as Minister of State at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office under Gordon Brown, with a consulting career before and after his public service years, and is now Chairman of SGO Corporation, the leading provider of automated election systems and related e-governance solutions.
GlobeScan Chairman Doug Miller had the pleasure of discussing challenges and opportunities for business with Sir Mark Moody-Stuart who, in a distinguished career, has served as Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell, Chairman of Anglo-American, and now Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact. He is the author of “Responsible Leadership” (Greenleaf, 2014).
Gail Klintworth is the Group Customer Director and Responsible Business Lead at Old Mutual plc. In this role, Gail helps the business units deliver on their customer, brand and digital growth strategies and the critical strategic objective of becoming “the recognised financial services leader in Responsible Business.” Gail joined Old Mutual from Unilever, where most recently she was its Chief Sustainability Officer. In prior roles, Gail led Unilever’s global Savoury category, a number of global brands and was CEO of Unilever’s business in South Africa. GlobeScan Director Caroline Holme recently interviewed Gail to gain insight on the value Old Mutual puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Nigel Topping is the CEO of We Mean Business - a coalition of organisations working on climate change with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses and investors. Previously, Nigel was Executive Director of CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Nigel to gain insight on the value We Mean Business puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Petra Laux is the Head of Global Public and Government Affairs at Novartis, a position she assumed in 2006. In this role, she creates strategy and overseas implementation of all public and government affairs activities for the Novartis Group of companies, including the divisions Pharmaceuticals, Alcon, and Sandoz. GlobeScan co-CEO Christophe Guibeleguiet recently interviewed Petra to gain insight on the value Novartis puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Jonathan has more than 12 years' experience with Syngenta and was appointed Head of Corporate Affairs in May 2007. In this role he leads a global team which has responsibility for communicating the company's contribution to society and for managing relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including governments and non-governmental organizations, investors, the media and employees. GlobeScan co-CEO Christophe Guibeleguiet recently interviewed Jonathan to gain insight on the value Syngenta puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Based in Silicon Valley, California, Claire leads proactive and reactive communications strategy across a range of disciplines including media relations, external stakeholder engagement, digital and social media strategy, content, employee engagement and social innovation (CR). A native Londoner, prior to joining eBay, Claire held a variety of UK, European and Global roles for GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Claire to gain insight on the value eBay Inc. puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Bob leads on global sustainability efforts and works with McDonald’s system to grow their business by making a positive difference in society. McDonald’s has Five Sustainability Pillars: Food, Sourcing, Community, People and Planet. He and his team collaborate with internal leadership to integrate sustainability in day-to-day operations and decision-making. Bob’s team is responsible for ongoing sustainability reporting and works with a variety of external stakeholders. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Bob to gain insight on the value McDonald's puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Harriet Lamb has been the CEO of Fairtrade International since 2012. As Executive Director in 2001-12, Harriet guided the Fairtrade Foundation through a period of staggering growth, with estimated sales of Fairtrade products in the UK growing from £30m to £1.3bn. GlobeScan Director Caroline Holme recently interviewed Harriet to gain insight on the value Fairtrade puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Winnie Byanyima is Executive Director of Oxfam International. She served 10 years as a member of the Ugandan parliament. A recognized women's rights advocate, she founded the still-thriving civil society organization, Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE). Ms. Byanyima served at the African Union Commission and as Director of Gender and Development at the United Nations Development Programme. As part of her drive to bring women’s perspectives into core development issues, she co-founded the Global Gender and Climate Alliance and chaired UN-wide task forces on gender aspects of the Millennium Development Goals and climate change. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Winnie to gain insight on the value Oxfam puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Matthew Kirk is the Group External Affairs Director for Vodafone. Matthew was appointed to his current position and joined the Executive Committee in 2009 after joining Vodafone in 2006. Prior to that, he was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for more than 20 years, and held a number of positions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Cabinet Office in London. Prior to joining Vodafone Matthew served as Ambassador to Finland. GlobeScan co-CEO Christophe Guibeleguiet recently interviewed Matthew to gain insight on the value Vodafone puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Niels Christiansen is an independent writer, speaker, and corporate advisor who invented the term Creating Shared Value (CSV) as a fundamental principal of business management. Working with Nestle Chairman and CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, he was the architect for the practical implementation of CSV for the 330,000 Nestle employees. GlobeScan CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Niels to gain insight on the value he puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Ola Lindell is the Commercial Director for Inter IKEA Centre Group A/S. He is responsible for the IKEA shopping centre concept, the IKEA brand, digital channels, and the offer to the consumer. Until 2013, Ola was Senior Manager, Marketing at Inter IKEA Systems BV, the worldwide franchisor of the IKEA Concept, responsible for marketing, the IKEA brand, IKEA catalogue and digital channel. GlobeScan Chairman Doug Miller recently interviewed Ola to gain insight on the value IKEA puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Niall Dunne is the Chief Sustainability Officer for BT, working with BT’s Chief Executive, Chairman and executive management team to bring the company’s purpose, to use the power of communications to make a better world, to life. GlobeScan CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Niall to gain insight on the value BT puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
R. Anthony Hodge is President of the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM), which brings together 22 global mining and metals companies to address the challenges around sustainable development. Throughout his career in academia, the private sector, and civil society organizations, he has focused on the practical application of sustainability ideas. GlobeScan Chairman Doug Miller recently interviewed Anthony to gain insight on the value ICMM puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President and Chief Progress Officer, drives HP’s Living Progress initiatives that help improve the communities we serve aligned with HP’s business strategy. She leads a global team of experts focused on solving social and environmental issues in collaboration with non-profit organizations, governments, customers and partners. Her goal is to create solutions that improve communities and advance human, economic and environmental progress. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Gabi to gain insight on the value HP puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Kerry O’Callaghan, Vice President Global Brand Communications, GSK, is responsible for leading her team to define, develop and communicate the GSK brand. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Kerry to gain insight on the value GSK puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Janet Voûte, Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé, took over responsibility for the world’s biggest food and drinks company’s public affairs in 2011 where she helps create value both for Nestlé's shareholders and for the communities in which the company operates. GlobeScan co-CEO Christophe Guibeleguiet recently interviewed Janet to gain insight on the value Nestlé puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.
Paul Boykas, Vice President Global Public Policy, PepsiCo, is the lead contact to external stakeholders who interact with the company on issues and works closely with the leaders of PepsiCo’s three sustainability planks. GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter recently interviewed Paul to gain insight on the value PepsiCo puts on stakeholder intelligence to help build recognized leadership in an uncertain world.