2019 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders List Released

2019 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders List Released

The 2019 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders list was released on August 20. The list recognizes global professionals who made compelling contributions to the corporate social responsibility (CSR) space in 2019.

To be considered, professionals must have been directly involved in the management of a CSR program through 2018–19, be leaders in their space or industry, speak at industry events, and raise awareness of CSR issues within their organization and abroad.


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The list was curated on Assent’s behalf by Lucas Taylor (University of Notre Dame MBA) of LDT Consulting. Professionals nominated for the list include those from the corporate sector, government bodies, non-governmental organizations, consultancy firms, media groups and service providers.

Some of the variables taken into account while determining the list include:

  • Public nominations and votes (1,000+).
  • Various social media influence factors.
  • Trade show and industry group participation.
  • Publications, media citations and participation.
  • Organization size.
  • Social media outreach and advocacy.

The Top Three Influencers of 2019

Dr. Sally Uren
Chief Executive Officer , Forum for the Future

As Chief Executive at Forum for the Future, Dr. Sally Uren furthers Forum for the Future’s goal of facilitating a sustainable future through extensive changes to global systems. She is currently directly involved in a number of projects, including Cotton 2040, a multi-stakeholder collaboration designed to accelerate the availability of sustainable cotton, and Tea 2030, a global project focusing on a number of innovation platforms intended to deliver a sustainable global tea industry. Dr. Uren also helped initiate Net Positive, a coalition of businesses championing CSR, all working to define the next wave of corporate sustainability.

Kate Brandt
Global Sustainability Officer, Google

As Google’s Sustainability Officer, Kate Brandt is responsible for the company’s strategic sustainability initiatives. Formerly, she served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she played a key role in establishing the office and executing the president’s Climate Action Plan. She also served under President Obama as the nation’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, promoting sustainability across all federal government operations.

Hannah Koep-Andrieu
Policy Adviser, Extractives & Sector Projects, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development

In her capacity as Policy Adviser on Extractives & Sector Projects at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Hannah Koep-Andrieu has led several CSR initiatives, including the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

Assent’s own Sarah Carpenter, Manager, Business & Human Rights (#67), and Jared Connors, Senior Subject Matter Expert, CSR (#59), both appear on the list.

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