The need has never been greater than it is today for action to be taken on separating consumption from the use of natural resources if we are all to thrive in a future sustainable economy. Nike believes that design, innovation and a commitment to open source data and collaboration will help fast track the work needed to architect a sustainable roadmap. This session will explore the internal and external pressures that are creating a platform for Nike to start a conversation with the design and development community around the value and application of intellectual property and data to help find solutions to some of the most intractable sustainability problems.
Andrew Zolli is a futures researcher who studies complex forces at the intersection of technology, sustainability and global society that are shaping our future. He is the Curator of PopTech, (poptech.org) the thought leadership and social innovation network, which has pioneered new programs to train social innovators and scientists, and spurred significant advances in mobile healthcare, education, sustainability, and a number of related fields.
Andrew had served as a Fellow of the National Geographic Society, and his work and ideas regularly appear in dozens of leading publications and media outlets. In 2012, Andrew’s next book Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, will be published by RandomHouse.
Hannah Jones is Nike Inc’s VP of Sustainable Business & Innovation, as well as the lead on Nike Inc’s Government and Public Affairs strategy. As VP of Sustainable Business & innovation, she leads the team mandated with enabling the company to thrive in a future state sustainable economy through closed loop business models. Nike defines the sustainable economy as an economy where people, planet and profit are in balance. The SB&I teams role is to fuel and hothouse sustainable innovation, embed sustainability into the heart of the business model and mobilize key constituencies (employees, consumers, policy makers, civil society and other industry) to enable a rapid transition to a sustainable economy.
Hannah is a founding member of the business advisory council to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), chairs the Sustainable Consumption initiative for the Consumer Industries grouping of the world economic forum and was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum in January of 2007.
Joined Nike: 1998
First position: Director of Government & Community Affairs, EMEA (1998-2000)
Other positions held at Nike:
• Director of Corporate Responsibility, EMEA Region (2000-2004)
• Vice President, Corporate Responsibility (2004-present)
Before joining Nike, Hannah served as a consultant to Microsoft and Kimberly-Clark on both companies’ community affairs programs. Prior to that she worked for CSV, a European non-governmental organization, where she led pan-European media campaigns centering on youth issues. Hannah began her career as a reporter, researcher and producer for the social action unit of BBC Radio One and Radio Five.
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