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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rebecca leads a wide range of consulting projects that enable clients to develop and drive their sustainability strategies. 

Rebecca works on materiality assessments, leadership benchmarking and other projects that take into account the diverse landscape of corporate sustainability issues, from renewable energy to product stewardship to diversity & inclusion. Past and current clients include the Walt Disney Company, Pacific Gas & Electric, Gap, Hewlett-Packard, Chevron and Cisco. Rebecca also serves as the West Coast lead for the Engaging Stakeholders network, a global network of companies who seek to move towards a sustainable world, and who believe transparency has a critical role in this move.

Prior to working at SustainAbility, Rebecca was Sustainability Manager for the grocery retailer Safeway. She helped to shape the company’s overarching sustainability strategy, including addressing topics such as climate change, animal welfare and human trafficking in the supply chain. She also led the company’s reporting process and goal setting.

Prior to that, Rebecca worked at the stakeholder engagement advisor Future 500 and within the Business & Biodiversity team of the conservation organization Fauna & Flora International, based in the UK. She holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BA in Biological Science from Oxford University.

Rebecca O’Neill on Twitter

@RebeccaOneill: "We increasingly need business skills, know-how and capacity to achieve the SDGs - it's not just about money." Chantal Carpentier @UNCTAD
@RebeccaOneill: Just Energy transition requires companies to retain people, where people come out with better jobs. @CeresNews
@RebeccaOneill: Workers & energy transition at @CeresNews conference: "People should not be made to bear the cost of change" Damon Silvers @AFLCIO

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