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Rose Marcario


Rose Marcario is President and CEO of Patagonia, she joined in 2008 as COO and CFO.  Since her taking the helm, the company has quadrupled sales and profits.  Rose created the company’s first in-house venture fund, oversaw the development and creation of Patagonia Provisions, an organic regenerative food company, and has championed the benefit corporation

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Aug 29, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Eric Thalken


Eric Thalken lives in the practical center of human energy and skill, machines, money and biological diversity, with the mission to produce food with the highest ecological benefit (not least impact). Eric manages a system of cattle and crops intertwined on 2,250 acres of Southeast Nebraska.  A herd of 150 head of cows is maintained

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Aug 14, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Amy Hall


Amy serves in the new role of Vice President, Social Consciousness for women’s clothing designer EILEEN FISHER.  In this capacity, she guides the company toward greater alignment with its Benefit / B Corporation status and Quadruple Bottom Line framework.   Amy collaborates internally and externally to position the company at the leading edge of human, environmental

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Aug 13, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Megan Weidner


Megan Weidner joined Bunge North America in 2015 as the vice president, corporate responsibility and sustainability. Megan is active in the industry with organizations such as Field to Market and MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) and is on the Board of Directors for Agriculture Future of America. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from

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Jun 30, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

André Walker


André Walker has a simple passion… improving people’s quality of life. This has manifested itself in his work with non-profits, children and for the last decade, sustainability at prAna. He was instrumental in the brands adoption of Fair Trade and currently sits on prAna’s Sustainability Charter Team. As a cannabis activist, he is passionate about

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Jun 05, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Maria Uspenski


Founder and CEO Maria Uspenski is the innovative force behind our Steepware® designs. Drawing on her background as an MIT mechanical engineer, she is listed on four U.S. patents for Steepware® inventions. As the inspiration behind our 10% Pledge to cancer and community wellness programs, Maria is on a mission to advance healthier living through

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May 08, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Yoli Ouiya


Yoli Ouiya is a driving force in the Global Sustainability and Wellness movement. Yoli’s interest in sustainability and wellness began with her desire to improve her personal health and culminated in becoming certified in Plant-Based Nutrition.She started to develop her brand as a digital creative and chef launching YolisGreenLiving.com, an eco-lifestyle portal dedicated to providing

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May 08, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

MaryAnne Howland


“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and inclusive outreach helps to build bridges and spark relationships and energize communities that can inspire truly transformative change that improves the lives and wellbeing of all of us. My mission is to be a transformative

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May 03, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Philip Taylor


Philip Taylor, Ph.D. is executive director of Mad Agriculture, which he co-founded with his life partner, Nicole Brinks, to create a culture that loves and restores our relationship to the land, sea and one another. Our work spans the story, community and practice of creating a beautiful food system. Among our programs, we help develop

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Apr 19, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Ethan Soloviev


Ethan Soloviev is a farmer and Executive Vice President of Research at HowGood.com, where he manages the world’s largest product sustainability database. His work with Fortune 100 retail and CPG companies combines on-the-ground agricultural expertise with sustainability-driven market insights. Ethan farms apples and sheep in upstate NY and is the author of Regenerative Agriculture and

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Apr 05, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments