Pioneer in sustainability and innovation. Social impact expert and strategist. Over 30 years helping companies build profits with purpose. Clients have included Richard Branson, as well as DuPont, Monsanto, P&G, and Aventis Pharma.
Diane helps companies build profits with purpose, innovate for environmental and social solutions, and connect with key communities on difficult issues. She has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 companies as well as private equity around the world for over 30 years. She recently worked for Richard Branson, helping to build new Virgin companies and deeply integrate purpose and innovation into his portfolio of companies.
Diane’s work encompasses brand, people, business and product innovation, customer experience, environmental performance, reporting, and charitable activities.
As a systems thinker, she builds cross-sector partnerships to advance critical sustainability agendas. Diane is cracking the code on how to enable shoppers to more consistently purchase products that expedite the transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon world.
Diane was a founding board member of the Vatican Arts and Technology Council, a cross-sector effort to apply technology to spread tenderness across the world. She also was a Senior Advisor for former President Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, where she launched sustainable consumerism as a core topic. She is a long term advocate and thought leader in developing solutions to end slavery in supply chains.
Diane is passionate about creating value for companies by embedding brand purpose into every aspect of operations. She believes that business should be designed to value customers and employees, making them the heart of every decision. Diane is here to drive positive change. She thrives on navigating this ever-evolving world and guiding executives towards solutions so that they can embrace the complex social and environmental issues ahead.
Diane holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics and Development Studies from the London School of Economics. She consults, writes, and develops sustainability programs.