Alan has over 25 years of experience leading the collaborative teams, building the bold strategies and implementing the robust programs that generate value, build trust, mitigate risk and deliver game-‐changing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance. His teams at AstraZeneca and Microsoft have effectively and continuously delivered mature compliance, risk management and business integrity programs; top-‐tier Environment, Health & Safety results; and trusted, embedded cultures of integrity and compliance.
Alan is currently Principal and Managing Director of Trusted Companies LLC, a consultancy helping business clients build robust and reliable Environment, Social and Governance programs and is the Principal Advisor to The Shareholder Commons, a non-‐profit working to define and implement sustainable business practices across the private sector on behalf of institutional investors. Alan serves on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.
ANDREA “ANDY” HONG MARRA
MaryAnne is regularly engaged in leading strategy and messaging in communications. She has been diversity and multicultural marketing consultant to well known brands such as HCA Healthcare Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Toyota, N.A., and Vanderbilt University. Ibis has worked alongside the cable and telecommunications industry for nearly twenty years with leading networks, MSOs and organizations such as Comcast, TV One, Scripps Networks, Black Entertainment Television (BET), National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and the Walter Kaitz Foundation. She is a member of the NAMIC Multicultural Marketing Committee and a judge for the cable industry’s annual Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). In 2010, MaryAnne represented the cable industry as a member of the People to People Cable and Telecommunications Marketing Delegation to India.
During the Obama Administration, she has attended three White House Summits: Women and the Environment, White House Business Council, and the Green Business Summit led by the American Sustainable Business Council. During the Clinton Administration, recognition for the success of her business led to the prestigious honor of an invitation to lunch on Capitol Hill for a White House tribute to the nation’s Women Business Leaders.
MaryAnne currently serves on the board of the American Sustainable Business Council, a DC-based advocacy agency. The mission of American Sustainable Business Council is to advance public policies that ensure a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy. She is past chair of Social Venture Network, the premiere organization of mission-driven social entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the world does business.
Lenore Palladino joined the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy and the Deparment of Economics after serving as senior economist and policy counsel at the Roosevelt Institute, a New York-‐ based think tank that promotes policy reforms focused on curbing corporate power and promoting public power. She has also been organizing director at MoveOn.org, vice president for policy and campaigns at Demos, and a lecturer in the Department of Economics at Smith College. She was the Louis O. Kelso Fellow with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. Her research and writing focus on financial reform, financial taxation, labor rights, and fiscal crises. She has written for publications including The Nation, The New Republic, State Tax Notes, and the Financial Times.
Palladino has a BA from the University of Chicago, a JD from Fordham Law School, and a PhD in economics from the New School University. Her doctoral dissertation was on the fiscal and financial effects of a financial transaction tax in New York.
Dan Osusky is the Director of Standards and self-‐ proclaimed “philosopher in residence” at B Lab, a global non-‐profit that serves people using business as a force for good. As Director of Standards Dan is responsible for the standards and content of the B Impact Assessment, the social and environmental performance measurement and management tool used to certify B Corporations. The B Impact Assessment is currently used by more than 60,000 businesses, ranging from publicly traded multinationals to SMEs, to measure, compare, manage, and improve their impact on stakeholders including workers, community, customers, and the environment.
His work at B Lab has included developing and launching Versions 5 and 6 of the B Impact Assessment, development of the SDG Action Manager in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact, engaging with B Lab’s Standards Advisory Council and developing B Lab’s positions on controversial issues related to business (such as tax avoidance, unionization efforts, etc.), and the development of B Corp Certification requirements for large multinationals in conjunction with B Lab’s Multinational and Public Markets Advisory Council. He has a graduate degree in Philosophy, having previously taught Ethics, and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Philosophy.
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