Speakers at ASF Forum 2019

Christy Abizaid, Dell EMC

Christy Abizaid currently leads the Supply Chain’s Sustainability, Risk and Tools Governance organization at Dell. In her role, she oversees Dell’s efforts to deliver a responsible and resilient supply chain that protects customers and workers, alike. Christy holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and a M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.

Johan Rockström

Johan Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist for his work on global sustainability issues. He helped lead the internationally renowned team of scientists that presented the planetary boundaries framework.

At the conference Rockström will give us a scientific update on the state of the planet and demonstrate how companies and the society can benefit from the transition to fossil freedom and more sustainable business models.

Christopher Wellise, HPE

Christopher directs a global team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) that is focused on solving social and environmental challenges in collaboration with non-profit organizations, governments, customers and partners. In this role, Christopher guides the development and management of strategic programs to ensure the full integration of corporate responsibility into the company’s business strategy.

Christopher is passionate about drawing upon his experience in business and science/ engineering to analyze how organizations innovate, develop and market products; consume energy and natural resources; and produce waste streams, to find ways to bring businesses closer to economic, social and environmental sustainability. 

Katie Schindall, Cisco

Katie Schindall leads Cisco’s circular economy program, which includes operations, product design and lifecycle management, and the application of technology to help our customers reach their own circular economy goals. Previously, she was the head of product sustainability at New Balance; led supply chain sustainability strategy at Dell; and ran EMC’s Supply Chain Social & Environmental Responsibility (SER) and eWaste programs. She has an MBA and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University.

Kirstie McIntyre, HP Inc

Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc’s sustainability, product and service compliance operations. Her teams manage WW takeback and recycling, IT systems for reporting and disclosure and WW product compliance programmes. Kirstie also leads HP’s circular economy programme. She has an engineering doctorate in environmental technology and has published widely on sustainability, circular economy and supply chain issues.

Deborah Albers, RBA

Before joining the RBA, Deborah Albers was the principal social strategist in corporate responsibility at Dell Inc., leading the work on social responsibility and stakeholder engagement. She was responsible for the long-term strategy and risk associated with responsible sourcing, global regulation and industry engagement on social issues. Deborah previously led the Dell On-Call organization globally, helping customers solve complex software issues. She was with Dell for 16 years.

ASF Advisory Board

The members of ASF Advisory Board, among others Erik Nilsson H&M, Åsa-Pia Folkesdotter Ikea, Peter Nohrstedt SKL Kommentus and Kajsa Nylander Systembolaget, will comment on the new ASF Report launched during the event and share their perspective on the recommendations to the industry.

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