Advisory Council

Partners with the Dynamic Sustainability Lab


Joby Carlson

Vice President & Chief ESG Officer at 7-11

The world’s first convenience store, there are now over 71,000 7-11 stores around the world. Japan is home to the most number of stores.

Dr. Marco Ugarte

Director - Sustainability at Walmart

Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue and the largest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees.

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Letitia Webster

Managing Director & Chief Sustainability Officer – Asset Management Division at Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group is the second-largest investment bank in the world, with net revenues in 2021 of $59B.  The Asset Management Division has more than $2 trillion in assets under supervision.

Karen O’Brien

Sustainability Engineering Mgr. at Gevo

Gevo is the leading producer of energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons and renewable chemicals with net-zero greenhouse-gas.

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Francis Bouchard

Managing Director, Climate at Marsh McLennan

With roots dating back to 1871, Marsh McLennan is the world’s largest insurance broker and a leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people.

Lorrie Vogel

Founder and President at ImagineNOW

ImagineNOW Inc is an innovation consultancy that accelerates innovation by using the power of design thinking; leveraging over 25 years of innovation, design and sustainability expertise.

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Dr. Pawan Patil

Innovative Investment Operations & Advisory at World Bank

The World Bank brings innovative financing, global knowledge and experience, and long-term commitment to each of its partnerships with countries that aspire to grow their economies and provide greater opportunities.

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Scot Case

VP, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association supporting over 4.2 million retailers in the United States.

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Dr. Alex Ward

President, Origin Materials Canada Research,
Director of Open Innovation at Origin Materials

 Origin Materials is the world’s leading carbon negative materials company. The Origin platform turns the carbon found in biomass into useful materials, while eliminating the need for fossil resources and capturing carbon in the process.

Dr. Brandon Morrison

Head of Sustainability at Resorts World

Resorts World opened on June 24, 2021. It is the first new resort to be completed on the Las Vegas Strip since 2010. At a cost of $4.3 billion, Resorts World is the most expensive resort property ever developed in Las Vegas. 

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Dr. Pete He

Co-Founder at Dirty Labs

Dirty Labs is a growing sustainable, biobased consumer cleaning products company.

Dr. Paul Zorner

President at BleuJaune Advisory

BleuJaune is a California-based firm supporting organizations to improve agricultural productivity and the economic health of rural communities.

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David Marks

Head of Public Affairs at Equinor Renewables US

Equinor is an energy company with an ambitious net-zero target for 2050 and is quickly becoming a leader in growing the offshore wind industry in the U.S. Equinor will power over two million homes in New York with renewable energy as part of a 50-50 partnership with BP.

Stephen Lisauskas

Vice President of Government Affairs at WasteZero

WasteZero is a national leader in municipal waste reduction, with over 7.1M tons of trash reduced and over $1.7B in cost savings for cities and towns. On average, their programs cut trash by 44% in partner communities and dramatically improve the rate of recycling and materials diversion. 

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Samir Somaiya

Chairman of Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.     Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University 

Godavari Biorefineries is one of the largest producers of ethanol and a pioneer in manufacturing ethanol-based chemicals in India. Their diversified product portfolio comprises bio-based chemicals, sugar, rectified spirits, ethanol, other grades of alcohol and power. They are the largest manufacturer of MPO worldwide, one of only two manufacturers of natural 1,3 butylene glycol globally.