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David Kaltsas / SunWize Technologies, Inc

David Kaltsas

David Kaltsas joined SunWize Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A), Inc., in 2008 and currently leads the company’s Systems Group. Read more

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Marc Karell / Climate Change & Environmental Services

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Marc Karell

Marc Karell is the owner of Climate Change & Environmental Services. Get more useful information in our blog: www.CCESworld.com/blog. Read more

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Jamie Kennaugh / Quantum4

Jamie Kennaugh

Jamie Kennaugh is Design Consultant at Quantum4, a company that provides retailers and brand owners with commercially viable and sustainable design solutions for their store equipment, by combining design, engineering and commercial skills with manufacturing and installation experience. Through Quantum4’s research work… Read more

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Victoria Kenrick / Allen & York

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Victoria Kenrick

Victoria Kenrick is a specialist at Allen & York, a leading international Sustainability Recruitment consultancy, offering jobs in Environment, CSR & Sustainability, Renewable Energy and Carbon Management, plus Health and Safety Management. Read more

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Kevin Klustner / Verdiem

Kevin Klustner

Kevin Klustner is President and CEO at Verdiem…. Read more

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Peter T. Knight / Context America Inc.

Peter T. Knight

Peter T. Knight is President of Context America Inc., which helps companies strategize and communicate on corporate sustainability, from its offices in New York and London…. Read more

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Chris Knop / Columnist

Chris Knop

Chris Knop is a columnist expressing personal views with the intent of furthering discussion on the sustainability discipline. He is a sustainability and corporate social responsibility professional with a background in hospitality, airlines and customer service sectors…. Read more

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Rahul Krishnan / Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Rahul Krishnan

Rahul Krishnan is a Senior Systems Engineer at Infosys Technologies Ltd. in Bangalore…. Read more

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Chris Kulander / Haynes & Boone

Chris Kulander

Dr. Kulander, is an attorney with Haynes and Boone, LLP in Houston. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Wright State University in Ohio, his Ph.D. in Geophysics (Petroleum Seismology) from Texas A&M, and served as … Read more

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Carrie Langford / Ecker Green

Carrie Langford

Carrie Langford is a Green Advisor at Ecker Green, a business unit of Howard Ecker + Company that focuses on providing green office services to commercial office tenants…. Read more

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Leilani Latimer / Sabre Holdings

Leilani Latimer

Leilani Latimer leads Global Sustainability Initiatives for Sabre Holdings, the world’s leading travel marketing and distribution provider…. Read more

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John M Lazarus / Foley & Lardner LLP

John M Lazarus

John M. Lazarus is a senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP and member of its Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies and Green Energy Technologies Practices and Energy Industry Team. He counsels a wide variety of companies regarding patent protection strategies and patent portfolio… Read more

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Fanny Lee / Technology Forecasters

Fanny Lee

Fanny Lee is China-based analyst and CSR consultant for Technology Forecasters Inc. Read more

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Rich Lechner / IBM

Rich Lechner

Rich Lechner is Vice President of Environment and Energy at IBM…. Read more

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Ian Lifshitz / Asia Pulp and Paper

Ian Lifshitz

Ian Lifshitz is the Sustainability & Public Outreach Manager for Asia Pulp and Paper in North America. APP is one of the largest vertically integrated pulp and paper companies in the world, with production facilities among the most advanced and environmentally efficient… Read more

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Robert Lilienfeld / ULS (Use Less Stuff)

Robert Lilienfeld

Robert Lilienfeld is editor of the ULS (Use Less Stuff) report. Published monthly, The ULS Report is a leading international source of information relating to waste prevention, source reduction, packaging, and sustainable practices. A full analysis of FTC environmental marketing claims by… Read more

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Bob Lipp / Marcomm Group, Inc.

Bob Lipp

Bob Lipp is President of Marcomm Group, Inc. (www.marcommgroup.com) a B2B integrated marketing agency with a wide range of clients, some who have adopted the recommendations of the agency to market “green.”… Read more

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Matthew Littlefield / Aberdeen Group

Matthew Littlefield

Matthew Littlefield is Senior Research Analyst, Aberdeen Group, matthew.littlefield@aberdeen.com…. Read more

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Paulo Lopes / Carbon Clear

Paulo Lopes

Paulo Lopes is a Carbon Management Consultant at Carbon Clear. The above research constituted his master’s thesis at Imperial College London…. Read more

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Derrick Mains / GreenNurture.com

Derrick Mains

Derrick Mains is the CEO of GreenNurture, the corporate sustainability software company. GreenNurture.com harnesses the collective intelligence of employees to drive sustainability efforts forward around social, environmental and financial performance. The resulting analytics provide the necessary intelligence for decision-makers and offer transparency to… Read more

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Al Maiorino / Public Strategy Group, Inc.

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Al Maiorino

Al Maiorino started Public Strategy Group, Inc. in 1996. He has developed and managed multiple corporate public affairs campaigns in a variety of industries such as gaming, cable television, retail development, auto racing, power plant/wind farm projects, and housing/residential projects. Read more

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Richard Manning / Hanson Building Products North America

Richard Manning

Richard Manning is the president of Hanson Building Products North America, a leading manufacturer of concrete gravity pipe, concrete and steel pressure pipe, concrete precast products including bridge and structural components, roof tile, brick and hardscapes. For more information, please visit www.hansonbuildingproducts.comRead more

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Andy Mannle / West Coast Green

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Andy Mannle

Andy Mannle is a writer and consultant dedicated to exploring sustainable policy, innovations, and solutions. He is the Education Director for West Coast Green, and an adviser to New Leaf America, UrbanGreen, Adam Capital and others…. Read more

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Colin Manuel / BusinessEarth

Colin Manuel

Colin is BusinessEarth’s resident expert for communicating sustainability. He’s most interested in identifying and sharing the tipping points that convert sustainability skeptics to champions. His professional background bridges non-profit values with private company efficiency. Read more

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Amy Marpman / Great Forest, Inc.

Amy Marpman

Amy Marpman is the director of recycling services at Great Forest Inc., a leader in sustainability consulting for over 20 years. Great Forest spearheads sustainability solutions and provides project management expertise to clients nationwide, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to educational institutions, hotels, retailers and property management companies. Read more

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Patti Marshman-Goldblatt / NMI

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Patti Marshman-Goldblatt

Patti Marshman-Goldblatt is a Senior Vice President at NMI. She brings 25+ years of marketing and research expertise to her position at NMI including senior leadership at The Nielsen Company in both Spectra Marketing and Homescan…. Read more

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Eric Martin / Cambridge Leadership Associates

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Eric Martin

Eric Martin is the Business Director and consultant at Cambridge Leadership Associates, a leadership consulting firm that grew out of the work of Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky on Adaptive Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. Read more

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Mark Martin / MoneySupermarket.com

Mark Martin

Mark Martin is a marketing specialist at finance price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com. … Read more

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Robert Matthams / Shiply

Robert Matthams

Robert Matthams is Managing Director of Shiply – the online transport marketplace – and Shell Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Read more

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Lorin May / eBay

Lorin May

Lorin May manages eBay’s employee Green Team, a group of more than 2,000 employees in 23 countries working together to improve the environmental performance of its operations. Visit www.ebaygreenteam.com to learn more about this and other green programs at eBay…. Read more

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Neal McAliley / White & Case

Neal McAliley

Neal McAliley is a partner in White & Case’s Disputes and Environmental Practices and also leads the Firm’s Climate Change group. His areas of practice include environmental litigation, regulatory matters before governmental agencies, and general civil and criminal litigation. Mr. McAliley is highly experienced regarding litigation with federal agencies under NEPA, the Endangered Species Act, and related federal environmental statutes. Read more

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Russell McCann / Actio Corporation

Russell McCann

Russell McCann is the Co-founder and CEO of Actio Corporation. He can be reached using the contact form at www.actio.net…. Read more

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Dick McCarrick / Foresight Science & Technology

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Dick McCarrick

Dick McCarrick is an analyst with Foresight Science & Technology. Read more

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Emily McClendon / NeboWeb

Emily McClendon

Emily McClendon is an environmental marketing specialist currently working at NeboWeb. She has a B.S. in Applied Biology from Georgia Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing her M.C.R.P. in Environmental Planning, also at Georgia Institute of Technology. She believes that communication… Read more

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Dinah McLeod / BT Global Services

Dinah McLeod

Dinah McLeod is Head of Sustainability Practice at BT Global Services…. Read more

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Susan McPherson / Fenton

Susan McPherson

Susan McPherson (@susanmcp1) is a connector and active cause marketer. She is member of the board of Bpeace, a nonprofit dedicated to providing pro-bono consulting to women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Bosnia and El Salvador. She also is a member of Echoing Green’s Social Investment Council, the Clinton Global Initiative, and … Read more

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Paul McRoberts / Autodesk

Paul McRoberts

At Autodesk, Paul McRoberts is responsible for providing technology in the infrastructure industry through the evolution to model-based workflows across the project lifecycle of the Transportation, Land & Environmental, Water, and Power industry segments. The infrastructure modeling lifecycle (planning, design and records… Read more

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Glen Merfeld / GE Global Research

Glen Merfeld

Glen Merfeld is manager of the Chemical Energy Systems Laboratory within the Chemical Technologies & Material Characterization organization at GE Global Research…. Read more

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David Metcalfe / Verdantix

David Metcalfe

David Metcalfe is CEO and a founding director of Verdantix, the fastest-growing, independent, analyst research firm focused on sustainable business, climate change and energy efficiency. He co-leads the fact-based, forward-looking research conducted by Verdantix analysts that helps P&L owners, change leaders and… Read more

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Dave Meyer / SEEDS Global Alliance

Dave Meyer

Dave Meyer serves is VP of Sustainable Economic and Environmental Development Solutions (SEEDS Global Alliance (Northwest Operations). His principal focus has been to help public and private organizations achieve environmental sustainability program excellence, leverage regulatory compliance risks, optimize organizational effectiveness, and create… Read more

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Kathy Miller / Miller Consultants

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Kathy Miller

Dr. Kathleen Miller Perkins is a psychologist and is the CEO and owner of Miller Consultants , a firm specializing in organizational development, executive coaching and change management  founded in 1980.  In addition to managing the company, she continues to remain active in assisting client organizations in assessing and addressing the organizational culture and leadership requirements for executing sustainability strategy. Read more

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Arthur M. Mitchell / White & Case LLP

Arthur M. Mitchell

Arthur M. Mitchell is senior counselor in the Tokyo office of White & Case LLP and a former general counsel of the Asian Development Bank…. Read more

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Mike Moen / Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Mike Moen

Mike Moen is Consul and Head of Economic Affairs for the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade at the Canadian Consulate in New York City. He manages trade, investment, economic and business interests for the Province of Ontario in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. … Read more

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Gerry Mooney / IBM

Gerry Mooney

Gerry Mooney is general manager of global government and education for IBM. … Read more

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Rachel Mountain / EcoSecurities

Rachel Mountain

Rachel Mountain is head of global marketing at EcoSecurities…. Read more

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Sam Murata / SANYO North America Corporation

Sam Murata

Mr. Sam Murata serves as a President of SANYO North America Corporation as well as Vice President of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. His clearly defined objectives include expanding the finished goods business and promoting SANYO’s brand image as “A Leading Company for Energy… Read more

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Steve J. Myers / The Chazen Companies

Steve J. Myers

Steve J. Myers is Vice President of Environmental Services for The Chazen Companies. Chazen provides environmental consulting, planning, site engineering and land development services to public and private sector clients focusing on reducing environmental impacts and implementing sustainable policies and programs. … Read more

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Jim Nail / Software Advice

Jim Nail

Jim Nail is a Principal Analyst at Verdantix, the fastest-growing, independent, analyst firm focused on sustainable business strategies and market opportunities… Read more

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Michael J. Nark / Prenovo

Michael J. Nark

Michael Nark builds successful organizations and leads companies to profitable growth. His executive leadership background spans several verticals, but he has never wavered from his goal of perfecting technology-enabled service delivery. As the current CEO and President of Prenova, the energy management services firm responsible for over $2 billion in annual energy spend across more than 30,000 locations, Michael’s extensive experience in leadership, sales, marketing, and operations means he has a unique, holistic perspective on issues pertaining to climate change. Read more

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Ron Najafi, PhD / NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ron Najafi

Ron Najafi, PhD is chairman and CEO of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Emeryville, CA-based biotechnology company developing anti-infective compounds for the treatment and prevention of antibiotic-resistant infections. Read more

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Houston Neal / Software Advice

Houston Neal

Houston Neal is director of marketing for Software Advice. He spends most of his day writing for the company blog and getting the word out about Software Advice’s resources. He enjoys researching and reporting trends in software and technology, and has a particular… Read more

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Dionne Nickerson / Foresight Science & Technology

Dionne Nickerson

Dionne Nickerson is Team Leader for Physical Sciences Assessments at Foresight Science & Technology. Read more

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Mickey North Rizza / AMR Research

Mickey North Rizza

Mickey North Rizza is a Research Director at AMR Research…. Read more

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Chris Nowak / Actio Corporation

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Chris Nowak

For over a decade, Chris Nowak has been immersed in the business of environmental management, regulatory compliance and supplier material disclosure process.  Nowak serves as Director at Actio Corporation. Read more

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Sharon Nunes / IBM

Sharon Nunes

Sharon Nunes is Vice President of Big Green Innovations in IBM. This organization was commissioned by IBM’s chairman in November 2006 and was given the mission to launch new businesses for IBM using the commpany’s information technology expertise, and materials & processing expertise,… Read more

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Robert Oden / EcoSecurities

Robert Oden

EcoSecurities is a leader in the international carbon market, working with companies around the globe to help reduce the impact their businesses have on the environment. EcoSecurities sources, develops and supplies emission reduction credits generated from projects to reduce the amount of… Read more

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Bill Olson / Motorola Mobile Devices

Bill Olson

Bill Olson is director of the Office of Sustainability and Stewardship for Motorola Mobile Devices, leading a key corporate initiative named ECOMOTO. In his role, Bill drives go-to-market strategy for green mobile device products and technologies, and has championed the adoption of ECOMOTO… Read more

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Steve Ott / Cascades Tissue Group

Steve Ott

Steve Ott is the Sustainable Business Development Manager for Cascades Tissue Group’s U.S. Away-From-Home Division in Waterford, New York, and a recurring contributor to the company’s blog, SUSTAIN: The Professional Forum for Sustainable Towel and Tissue. Cascades Tissue, a division of Cascades Inc., sells the North River line of environmentally preferable towel and tissue products, which are composed entirely of recycled paper and mostly from post-consumer material and are produced using Green-e certified wind energy and 80 percent less water than the North American paper industry average. Read more

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Jacqueline A. Ottman / J. Ottman Consulting

Jacqueline A. Ottman

Jacquelyn A. Ottman is founder and principal of J. Ottman Consulting, and expert adviser on green marketing to Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. government. She is the author of the newly released, The New Rules of Green Marketing:  Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding. Read more

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