Currently Finance & Strategy Manager at Bella Notte Linens, Lauren previously worked with the Social & Labor Convergence Project Secretariat, developing a universal self-assessment tool for apparel and footwear facilities. Her work takes a systems approach to supply chain innovation, using a historical lens to challenge social progress paradigms.
Sustainability, Circular Economy, Business Model Innovation. With 15 years of resale, B2B materials exchange, and zero-waste strategy experience, Cory’s determined to enable the scaling of circular business models and other sustainable innovations. With special focus on apparel and other textile industries, Cory provides strategy, communications, and reporting support to companies of all types and sizes.
Based in Austin, TX, working with teams and clients everywhere.
Catherine leads projects on social and materials innovation in apparel and home-goods supply chains, using a systems and design-thinking approach to improve environmental and social impact. She is currently working on circular business model generation and strategy for West Elm and Outerknown. Past engagements include Evrnu, Eileen Fisher, and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition where she contributed to transparency campaigns in communications and consumer engagement.
Sam brings to Fwd Impact 4 years of international supply chain, operations and business development experience. He is currently a Partnerships Manager at a New York based social enterprise known as VisionSpring where he is responsible for helping NGO and hospital partners in emerging markets build more sustainable revenue models while overseeing global logistics and procurement. Sam has also consulted for Eileen Fisher's take back program where his financial analysis work contributed to a set of circular business model recommendations.
Consumer Sector Sustainability
Martín was an organic farmer for 8 years before working in Ghana for impact investment firm AgDevCo. He is currently an Associate at BSR, where he supports consumer sector companies on sustainability strategy and advises on issues of inclusive economy.