CR Thought Leaders

CR Magazine, the COMMIT!Forum and the CRA want to recognize the following individuals for their commitment to the corporate responsibility industry and their desire to make a difference:

Bart Alexander
Alexander & Associates LLC

Bart works with individual leaders, teams and organizations to achieve meaningful results through sustainable change. Bart is passionate about aligning business, government and NGO resources to simultaneously achieve economic, social and environmental goals. He previously served as global Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer for Molson Coors Brewing Company where he successfully integrated corporate responsibility into company strategy and culture. Prior to his corporate role, Bart served in senior public leadership roles in economic development, jobs programs and health and human services at the federal, state and local levels.

Jennifer Anderson
COO and Co-founder

Jennifer Anderson is co-founder and COO of Sustrana, a software company helps organizations to affordably develop and implement effective corporate responsibility programs. Through Sustrana, companies access content and tools to get buy in, build a strategy, prioritize work, pick projects and implement a CSR/sustainability plan. Jennifer began her work in sustainability in 2008 when she co-founded Profitable Pathways to Sustainability, an executive level forum for large enterprises in sustainability at the Academy of Natural Sciences. A frequent speaker and author of thought leadership content on sustainability management, Jennifer is a Senior Certified Sustainability Professional and a member of the CRA Advisory Board. 

Emanuel Chirico
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
PVH Corp.

Manny Chirico has been with PVH for over 20 years and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2006 and Chairman since 2007. Under Manny’s leadership, PVH has become one of the largest apparel companies in the world, including through his engineering of the transformative acquisitions of Tommy Hilfiger in 2010 and Warnaco in 2013. He also played a key role in our 2003 acquisition of Calvin Klein. These transactions, along with others, added new brands and product categories to the PVH portfolio and saw PVH’s business expand beyond North America to include retail, wholesale and licensing businesses covering all major global markets.

Previously, Manny held a number of financial and operational positions within PVH, including President & Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PVH, Manny was a Partner at the international accounting firm, Ernst & Young, running their Retail and Apparel Practice Group. 

John Crowe
President and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Corporations

John Crowe is President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation, the North American operations of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest supplier of building materials, and of CertainTeed, the company’s largest North American subsidiary. Saint-Gobain Corporation has more than 150 locations in North America, and approximately 14,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.7 billion in 2015.

Clark Dumont
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
MGM Resorts International

Clark Dumont chairs the company’s Executive Communications Council as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Corporate Responsibility Association and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Citizenship Center. He has been active in United Way, including chairing a community campaign, served on the boards of public radio and public television stations, honored by City Year and is a member of the Board of the American Red Cross of Nevada.

Sury Kant
President North America UK and Europe
Tata Consultancy Services

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Surya (Sury) Kant has made a significant contribution to the growth of the global software industry and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the largest IT services, consulting and business solutions organizations in the world.

In his current role as President for North America, UK and Europe (regions that account for more than 75% of the company’s global revenues), Sury is responsible for overseeing and strengthening customer relationships and revenues across TCS’ largest markets, and plays a key role in expanding the company’s range of technology and service offerings. Highlights of his longstanding and distinguished tenure at TCS include establishing the presence of the Indian software industry in Japan in 1987, leading UK operations in the ‘90s while recording substantial growth and visibility for the organization, and serving as the Head of Operations in North India until 2005. 

Mike Lawrie
Chairman, President and CEO

Mr. Lawrie joined the CSC Board of Directors on February 7, 2012, and became president and CEO of the company on March 19, 2012. He was appointed chairman of the company’s Board of Directors on December 15, 2015. Mr. Lawrie is a seasoned IT executive with a reputation for revitalizing complex global companies to deliver increased shareholder value by driving operational excellence, implementing client-centric strategies and championing innovation.

Robert Moritz
Global Chairman and Senior Partner

Since 2009, Bob has led PwC US as its chairman and senior partner. During his tenure, the US firm focused on increasing quality service and enhancing its brand and reputation by developing and retaining key talent and expanding its capabilities across all areas of the business. Bob has been with PwC his entire career, joining in 1985 and becoming a partner in 1995. His background is in Assurance, primarily serving financial services companies. During his career he spent three years with PwC Japan, where he provided audit and advisory services to numerous European and US-based financial services organizations operating in Japan and across Asia.

Bob has held a number of leadership roles within PwC, including leading the US Assurance practice as well as serving as the managing partner for the New York region. He recently completed two terms as the chairman of the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality, a non-partisan and non-profit group dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. 

Richard Noll
Chairman and CEO

As CEO since 2006 and Chairman of the Board since 2009, Rich Noll has transformed HanesBrands (NYSE:HBI) into an industry leader by driving its Innovate-to-Elevate strategy, building a global supply chain with 50,000 Hanes employees, and completing multiple acquisitions to expand the company’s capabilities and international footprint. Since its spinoff under Mr. Noll’s leadership, Hanes has increased sales by more than 30 percent, quadrupled profits, and expanded its shareholder value from $2 billion to $12 billion. As a result of this success, the company gained entry to both the S&P 500 index and the Fortune 500 in 2015. 

Benjamin Pratt
Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs
The Mosaic Company

Ben Pratt is Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs at The Mosaic Company, the world’s largest producer of phosphate and potash fertilizers. Ben leads internal, executive, investor, media and crisis communications, as well as the company’s community investment activities and its sustainability reporting.

Prior to joining Mosaic in February 2012, Ben was Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at Ameriprise Financial, Inc., in Minneapolis. Earlier in his career, Ben worked in a variety of communications and investor relations capacities at The PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh, and at Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, both in New York. A graduate of Duke University, Ben lives in Deephaven, Minn., with his wife and two children.

Richard Shadyac
President and CEO
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Richard C. Shadyac Jr. was named the President and Chief Executive Officer of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in September 2009. He is ALSAC’s sixth CEO since the organization’s founding in 1957.

Shadyac has led ALSAC to record-breaking achievements, guiding strategic efforts that have increased fundraising revenue 56% since the start of his tenure, despite a global economic decline that have resulted in significant drops in charitable giving overall. Key strategic initiatives launched during his leadership include enhanced fundraising and awareness efforts in the fitness, digital, multicultural and international areas. In addition, Shadyac has expanded marketing and donor development strategies and is overseeing efforts to elevate St. Jude as an iconic brand. Shadyac established cultural pillars for the organization that focus on high performance, innovation, collaboration and being strategic. 

David Steiner
President and CEO
Waste Management

David Steiner is president and chief executive officer for Waste Management. Prior to being elected president and CEO in March 2004, Mr. Steiner was Waste Management’s chief financial officer. Steiner joined Waste Management in November 2000 as vice president and deputy general counsel and was appointed senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary in July 2001. In April 2003, he was elected CFO.

John Strangfeld
Chairman and CEO
Prudential Financial, Inc.

John Strangfeld is chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.   In 2016, Prudential ranked No. 1 in FORTUNE® magazine’s listing of the “World’s Most Admired Companies®” in the “Insurance: Life and Health” category, and the company has held one of the top three spots in this annual ranking since 2010. In addition to its financial strength, Prudential has a strong reputation in social responsibility, and a long-standing commitment to diversity and workplace inclusion.

Mark Wilson
Group Chief Executive Officer

In an eventful career Mark has rescued a number of underperforming global companies, consolidating his reputation as a skilled turnaround specialist. Starting out in New Zealand where he was raised, he spent the next 14 years in Asia, culminating in a role as CEO of AIA. Mark Wilson became Group CEO of Aviva in early 2013.  He is now leading the transformation of the business into a customer focused digital insurer and asset manager. Mark is a champion for sustainable business and is a key commentator on the role of business in society.  He was named in the Sunday Times 2016 list of Britain’s most influential people and was recently named the 2016 UK New Zealander of the year.





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