John Mackey, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer as it has grown from a single store in Austin, Texas, founded in 1978, to an $11 billion Fortune 300 company, and a top U.S. supermarket with more than 340 stores and 70,000 team members worldwide.
Anne Simpson is the senior portfolio manager and director of corporate governance in the investment office at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. CalPERS is the largest public pension system in the United States with about $224 billion under management.The corporate governance program includes CalPERS Focus List of shareholder engagement with companies, global proxy voting, legal and regulatory reform agenda and CalPERS actively managed corporate governance investment strategy.She is leading CalPERS work to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) across the total fund.
And, increasingly, progressive firms are concerned with the triple bottom line, weighing their social and environmental impacts alongside profits.
But Clif Bar & Company is riding out ahead of the pack on a five-spoked wheel, a quintuple-bottom-line approach that it calls its five aspirations to sustain “our business, our brands, our people, our community and the planet.”
With the healthcare system in the economic and public policy spotlight, Bernard Tyson, head of operations for the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan and healthcare provider, will join us Jan. 26 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Often referred to as the model for the future of health care, Kaiser Permanente serves nearly 9 mil. members, focusing on prevention and affordable health care using evidence-based medicine and industry-leading technology.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.