Advisory Council

Manufacturing

Delman Lee, TAL Apparel

Business

Kate Daly, Closed Loop Partners

Eric Dayton, Askov Finlayson

Celine DeCarlo, Mara Hoffman

Mo Mullen, West Elm

Jake Sargent, SOFTMATTER Ventures

Al Uzielli, Ford

Technology

Leonardo Bonanni, Sourcemap

Manuela Zoninsein, Palantir

Philanthropy

Casey Supple, Executive Director, Advancement at University of Miami Business School,  former CDO of Columbia’s Earth Institute

 

Environment, Human Rights & Labor

Mohamed Amersi, Amersi Foundation

Orsola de Castro, Fashion Revolution

Dr. Mireille Faist Emmenegger, Quantis

Dan Fibiger, Gap Inc

Dr. Linda Greer, NRDC

Sarah Kelley, Island Foundation

Kate Logan, Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs

Dr. Christoph Meinrenken, PhD, Columbia University Earth Institute

Ashila Niroshi Mapalagama, Stand Up Lanka

Jennie Romer, environmental lawyer

Dr. Beth Sauerhaft, former Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability at PepsiCo

Dr. Senthilkannan Muthu, PhD in Textiles Sustainability

Veronica Yow, RARE Foundation

Communications

Susan McPherson, McPherson Strategies

Michael Shank, PhD, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

 

Fashion, Culture and Media

Whitney Bauck, Fashionista

Sarah Berner, Olivia Palermo Group

Babs Burchfield, Conscious Commerce

Amanda Chen, Participant Media

Jordane Crantelle, creative strategist

Emily Deschanel, actress

Garance Doré, Atelier Doré

Amanda Hearst, Maison de Mode

Bella Heathcote, actress

Lauren Hurst, Skylight

Laura Jones, celebrity stylist

Angela Lindvall, model, social entrepreneur and activist

Penny Lovell, celebrity stylist

Carineh Martin, Co- Founder of RAD

Arizona Muse, model and advocate

Misha Nonoo, designer

Arianne Phillips, Costume Designer and Co- Founder of RAD

Hassan Pierre, Maison de Mode

Nikki Reed, actress

Cameron Russell, Model Mafia

Taylor Schilling, actress

Kate Sekules, NYU Costume Studies

Sarah Slutsky, celebrity stylist

Sarah Spellings, The Cut

Tara Swennen, stylist

Amber Valletta, model and advocate

 
 
Strategic Partners

Peterson Milla Hooks

 

Over the past 29 years, Peterson Milla Hooks (PMH) has been the independent creative agency behind the curtain for some of the world's most beloved retailers.

And while you may not know them, you definitely know their work. They helped create the Target brand as the world knows it today. And from there they’ve injected fresh energy into brands like Estée Lauder, Vera Wang, the Gap, Kohls, Jet.com, Nine West, Sephora, BEHR, Fossil and Sleep Number, and continue to grow in today’s topsy-turvy retail environment.


SHO + CO

 

Oleskey, Ainsberg, and Yin developed the concept for SHO+CO based on their long and successful history working with talent and brands, combined with expert negotiation practices and strategic client direction. With dual headquarters in both new york and los angeles, this highly-specialized boutique agency is focused on celebrity and influencer initiatives including product placement and red carpet dressing, licensing and collaboration deals, and casting and booking talent for advertising campaigns, ambassadorships, magazines, digital content and global events.


GWM Consulting

 

GWM Consulting specializes in expert communications developed across over fifteen years of experience in the luxury brand and fashion sector across the UK, Europe and the US. In 2016, sensing a shift in client, media and consumer needs, GWM Consulting was founded in order to balance out the years of experience in bigger client and team management with a more intimate, partnership-driven mentality outside of traditional ‘Public Relations’. George MacPherson’s mission is to develop and execute an evolved communications practice that matches and anticipates consumer-focused shifts within the fashion industry, creating narratives tied to activations, events and people which anchor brand and partner investments to unique experiences.


Cordes Foundation

 

The Cordes Foundation was founded in 2006 by Ron and Marty Cordes. Following the sale of Ron’s investment management business, the couple blended Ron’s experience in financial services with Marty’s work on issues that affect women and girls to create a family foundation focused on social entrepreneurship, impact investing and the economic advancement of women. In 2014 when their daughter Steph Cordes joined as Vice Chair and Eric Stephenson as Portfolio Director, the Foundation expanded its strategic focus to include ethical fashion brands, sustainable supply chains and engaging millennials in impact investing. The same year, the Foundation committed to catalyzing 100% of its balance sheet for impact.


Dr. Linda Greer

 

Since joining NRDC in 1981, Linda Greer has been finding ways to reduce the presence of toxic chemicals in our air, water, food, buildings, and consumer products. She spearheaded environmental health efforts in China, including an inventory of the country's mercury use and an initiative calling on corporations to take responsibility for the environmental impact of their factories located there. She also launched NRDC’s Clean by Design program in 2009 to address the environmental impacts of the fashion industry. Greer sits on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tufts University, a master's in environmental science and engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in environmental toxicology from the University of Maryland. She is based in Washington, D.C.


 
 
Team

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Maxine Bédat is the founder and director of The New Standard Institute. Prior to NSI, Maxine co-founded and was the CEO of the fashion company Zady. For its work in sustainability, Zady was named one of the world’s “Most Innovative Companies” in retail by Fast Company. Bédat has been recognized by Oprah in her Super Soul 100, for leaders elevating humanity, serves as an ambassador for Rainforest Alliance and is on the Council of NationSwell. She has spoken at some of the world’s leading conferences, including the WWD Apparel/Retail CEO Summit, and has been regularly featured as an expert by Bloomberg, Forbes, Business of Fashion, CNN and the Huffington Post. Bédat began her career in international law working at the Rwandan Criminal Tribunal and received a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.


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Alejandra Pollak is NSI's director of operations. Alejandra’s career in apparel sustainability began as head of operations and merchandising at Zady. In this role, Alejandra oversaw the buying, merchandising and marketing process of third-party products and the production of private label collections including Zady’s highly successful Emma Watson collaboration. Alejandra is on the board of directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare and serves as Chair of its International Development Committee.