Sandy Skees

Purpose & Impact Global Lead
Porter Novelli

With more than 25 years of consulting and strategic communications experience, Sandy believes that companies, their employees, customers, suppliers and investors can collaborate to create a regenerative and equitable world. She aligns purpose, messaging and communications with sustainability and ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) and DEIJ programs. Over the years, her work with corporations, nonprofits, and NGOs has been focused on LGBTQ and racial equity issues, recycling and waste, renewable energy, supply chain, and human rights issues. She sits on numerous boards including Sustainable Brands (currently as Chair), the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and is an Advisory Board member of The Diversity Center. She founded Breaking the Glass Ballot and was appointed to a four-year team on the County's Human Services Commission. She is a seasoned speaker on brand, purpose and sustainability/ESG and DEI strategy.

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