Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Ben Packard @starbucks
Vice President, Global Responsibility
As vice president, Global Responsibility, Ben Packard drives the strategy and oversees the programs behind Starbucks responsible business approach to ethical sourcing and environmental stewardship. Before assuming his current role in 2008, Ben led Starbucks Environmental Affairs team. He directed key initiatives including an environmental footprint analysis and establishment of related performance metrics, a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and the first FDA-approved use of post-consumer recycled materials for paper cups. As chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Retail Development Committee, Ben led development of LEED® standards to help improve the retail sector’s environmental performance. Ben holds a Master of Business Administration and Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Washington. He serves on the national Net Impact Board of Directors.