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Mark Lee is SustainAbility’s Executive Director. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and his work helps companies make more and faster progress on sustainable development.

Mark has two decades experience in key leadership positions in the sustainability field. He possesses expertise in sustainability strategy and implementation as well as the systems, governance, public policy, accountability and stakeholder engagement aspects of this agenda. Mark also has extensive knowledge of climate change, economic development, value chains, and the linkages between sustainability and branding. Mark oversees SustainAbility’s think tank as well as SustainAbility’s consultancy in the Americas.

His past and present portfolio includes Bayer, Brown-Forman, BT, Cisco, Darden, Disney, Ford, Gap, Natura, Nestlé, Nike, Novo Nordisk, Shell and Starbucks. An exceptional consensus builder, Mark has led facilitation for numerous high-level, multi-sector stakeholder engagements. Mark is a valued partner to various public and non-profit organizations, a compelling presenter, and a regular contributor to media.

Mark was previously Vice President at Business for Social Responsibility in San Francisco and Manager, CSR at Vancity Savings in Vancouver.

Mark Lee on Twitter

@markpeterlee: John Kelly @Starbucks now hiring 10k refugees; not opportunistic - an under appreciated source of talent deserving of the jobs #sb17detroit
@markpeterlee: John Kelly @Starbucks thrives hiring opportunity youth, veterans & military spouses, providing free college to staff; big bets #sb17detroit
@markpeterlee: John Kelly @Starbucks sources 99% of coffee sustainably; the last 1% is opportunity for new coffee suppliers to join SBUX #sb17detroit

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