BSR Welcomes Four Business Leaders to Its Board of Directors

Apr 30, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - BSR today announced the recent addition of four respected business leaders to its board of directors, bringing new depth and expertise to the organization’s mission to create a just and sustainable world.

Kate E. Brandt of Google Inc., Marie-Claire Daveu of Kering, Susan Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster, and Adam Werbach are the new board directors. Representing multiple sectors, and with expertise in areas ranging from sustainability strategy to corporate governance and business ethics, the new directors enrich the diverse perspectives which drive BSR’s work.

BSR’s Board Chair Alessandro Carlucci said, “I am delighted to welcome these great leaders to our board. Adding these distinguished business leaders with diverse backgrounds on sustainability will enhance our board, and no doubt contribute to BSR’s ongoing growth and development. I look forward to working with them in the years to come. I am also very pleased that with these additions, we have now achieved gender parity on our board, which I believe will also contribute to our impact.”

“We look forward to working with these four outstanding business leaders and to benefitting from their guidance, as we work with companies around the world to redefine what it means to be a sustainable business and to build more just, resilient economic models,” said Aron Cramer, President and CEO of BSR.

  • Kate E. Brandt is the worldwide lead for sustainability at Google, Inc., where she coordinates with the company’s data centers and its real estate, supply chain, and product teams to strategically advance sustainability and the circular economy. She previously served as the United States’ very first chief sustainability officer, promoting sustainability across federal operations.
  • Marie-Claire Daveu is the chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs at Kering. She joined Kering from the public sector, where she served as chief of staff to French politician Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet for five years. She has led the continued development of Kering’s sustainability strategy and the direction of the Group’s international institutional affairs since 2012.
  • Susan Mac Cormac is a partner at the global law firm Morrison & Foerster where she advises innovative, forward-thinking sustainable and renewable energy companies and investors on a range of issues, from mergers and acquisitions to joint ventures to ESG disclosure, to ensure positive impact of sustainability investments. She is also professor of social enterprise law at UC Berkeley School of Law.
  • Adam Werbach is a lifelong sustainability advocate working at the intersection of technology, business, and politics. He is the co-founder of Yerdle and also recently co-founded Win The Future, an organization aiming to bring the voice of young people into the political system. He was the previous national president of the Sierra Club, playing an instrumental role in fighting for national parks, and has worked with countless companies to launch crucial sustainability efforts and products, including the Toyota Prius.


David Stearns
Communications Director, BSR
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