Bonnie Nixon – Executive Director, Sustainability Consortium

 

Bonnie Nixon, Executive Director of the Sustainability Consortium

Formerly an executive with Hewlett Packard, Bonnie is known for her ability to inspire and serve as a catalyst for transformation in the field of sustainability and social and environmental responsibility. As Executive Director for The Sustainability Consortium, (TSC) (www.sustainabilityconsortium.org), Nixon is responsible for providing strategic direction and executing on a bold vision for The Consortium, an independent Standards Organization of diverse global participants.  TSC will help set the standards and develop transparent methodologies, tools and strategies that will drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social and economic imperatives. Currently the Board of Directors consists of representatives from Arizona State University, the University of Arkansas, The Walt Disney Company, Walmart, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble and Dell. The Consortium is made up of 100 Corporate, Academic, Government and Civil Society groups.

 

“Science and innovation-based solutions are fundamental for the development of more sustainable sourcing, production, and consumption. The Sustainability Consortium represents an enormous opportunity to make systemic change for social equity, the environment and the economy.”

 

Prior to The Sustainability Consortium, Bonnie was the Director of Environmental Sustainability at Hewlett Packard (www.hp.com/environment), where she managed the vision, strategy, marketing, messaging, employee engagement and stakeholder relations program.  As Director of Ethical Sourcing at HP, Bonnie implemented the worlds’ largest and most complex electronic ethical and sustainable supply chain program for 10 years.  Under Nixon’s leadership, more than $50B went through HP’s supply chain and Ms. Nixon was responsible for building a solid business case and constructively engaging thousands of global suppliers on environmental, health, safety, ethical and labor practices.  Ms. Nixon was a key driver in a common industry code of conduct and a set of complimentary tools and processes as a founder and Board Member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition www.eicc.info.  Ms. Nixon serves on many multi-industry consortiums including global retailers, footwear and apparel, toy, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, consumer goods and mining.  Bonnie is the Board Chair for Sustainable Silicon Valley (www.sustainablesv.org) and also serves on the Board of Blue Planet Network (www.blueplanetnetwork.org).

 

Before HP, Bonnie Nixon owned Circlepoint (www.circlepoint.com) – an environmental consultancy that focused on large planning and infrastructure projects for the State of California and the Federal Government.   She also led Public Relations for the Boston Harbor Cleanup Project and started her environmental career when she earned her degree and represented student government at Pennsylvania State University during the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant leak.

 

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