BSR Conference 2012: Fast Forward / October 23-26 / New York

Christy Melhart Slay, Ph.D.

The Sustainability Consortium, Research Manager and Biodiversity Project Leader

Session Speaker

Christy Melhart Slay, Ph.D.

Christy Melhart Slay co-leads the research activities for The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) to develop a global, transparent, scientifically based measurement and reporting system for environmental and social attributes of consumer products. She also leads efforts to model land-use impacts to biodiversity from the production of consumer goods products, and she works with NGOs and others to increase science and advocacy-based participation in TSC’s work. Melhart Slay has a doctorate in biology and has researched and published on the avian population ecology and conservation management. She has 14 years of experience as an educator in both collegiate and environmental-education settings. Prior to her graduate research, Melhart Slay spent five years in curriculum development and strategic planning with environmental nonprofit organizations including the National Audubon Society, where she also authored articles for Audubon magazine.

Thank You, Sponsors

Executive Sponsors

Cisco Hitachi PwC Target UL Responsible Sourcing

Associate Sponsors

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Supporting Sponsors

Adobe AT&T ExxonMobil Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

Participating Sponsors

American Express Baker & McKenzie LLP Best Buy BNY Mellon Ford Hyatt Hotels Corporation The Walt Disney Company UPS Vale

Contributing Sponsors

Chevron icix Levi Strauss & Co.

Convening Media

Bloomberg Business Week Weber Shandwick

Marketing and Media

3BL Media BEF Caixin Media Corporate Knights Globescan GreenBiz Group Inc. Hemlock Responsible-Investor Sina Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Tomorrow Partners