Jason Kibbey, CEO

Prior to joining SAC, Jason was the CEO and co-founder of PACT, an apparel company combining design, sustainability, and philanthropy. He served as Co-Founder and interim Executive Director of Freedom to Roam, a non-profit initiative that brings together people, organizations, and businesses to enhance and protect wildlife corridors and landscape connectivity in North America. While at business school, he worked at Patagonia developing Freedom to Roam.

Jason started his career as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, where he worked on turnaround and product strategies for high-tech companies.

Jason graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Environmental Economics and Policy and Religious Studies and received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in May 2008. 

 

Lyn Werbach, COO

Lyn brings 15 years of experience running operations and finance for high growth organizations in the fields of sustainability, technology, professional services, and design.

Most recently, Lyn was the founding VP of Operations at Yerdle, a mobile service in the collaborative consumption space that is working to reduce financial and ecological waste by allowing users to share what they own with their friends.

Lyn also held the role of CFO and partner at Act Now, a sustainability consulting firm specializing in creative and program design, outreach, and strategy. Act Now developed the Personal Sustainability Project for Walmart and trained 1.8MM global Walmart employees in personal sustainbility. At Act Now, Lyn completed four M&A transactions and was responsbile for the company's finance and planning, investments, HR, IT, and facilities. Act Now was taken over by the Publicis Group and was rebranded as Saatchi & Saatchi S.

Before Act Now, Lyn ran operations and finance at Method, a San Francisco based design and branding strategy firm, and at SBI & Company, formerly marchFIRST and USWEB/CKS.

Lyn holds a double B.A. in Economics and Spanish from University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and an M.A. in International Finance and Economics from Brandeis University. Lyn is a member of Reboot, the Jewish think-tank, and sits on the finance committees of the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Bolinas Museum. Lyn and her husband Adam live in San Francisco and Bolinas, CA with their three children.

 

Baptiste Carriere-Pradal, Vice President, Europe

Baptiste is the former Head of Sustainability at Decathlon-Oxylane, and comes to SAC with 10 years of experience in sustainability in the textile and apparel industry, having worked from the factory floor to the company Board. During his rich experience, Baptiste has been posted in Romania, Thailand and France. 

While in Thailand, Baptiste reshaped the social and labor policy of Decathlon suppliers (nearly 1000), redefining the methodology and creating an international team to support its deployment.

Recently, Baptiste created the first sustainability team at Decathlon's Corporate Headquarters, comprising of 20 professionals in charge of eco-design policy (including the PEF pilot for T-Shirts), environmental performance of suppliers, company footprint (including the OEF Pilot), and social program.

Baptiste manages SAC's Europe activities, providing support to all of SAC's Europe-based membership. Baptiste is currently building up SAC's new local team and presence and engaging with stakeholders, from government to NGO's. 

 

Kirsty Stevenson, Vice President, Programs

A dedicated, strategic-thinking leader, Kirsty's deep commitment to corporate sustainability is reinforced by over 15 years’ experience within non-profit and Fortune 500 settings managing global operations, projects, and teams.

 

Kirsty's background includes heading international social-and labor-reform efforts for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition; pioneering the integration of sustainability into Apple’s worldwide procurement and operations organizations; and overseeing global manufacturing and supply chain operations for Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard while living in China, Czech Republic, Korea and Mexico. She has also served as chair for various work groups within the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), including leading EICC-GeSI's cross-industry Conflict-Free Minerals Due Diligence Task Force.

 

Kirsty graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Materials Science. An Australian native, Kirsty now calls the Bay Area home, though her family Down Under would beg to disagree.

 

 

Betsy Blaisdell, Vice President, Product

Betsy Blaisdell is the Vice President of Products for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition  (SAC), a collaborative effort of leaders within the footwear apparel and footwear industry  whose vision is to evolve the apparel supply chain to have a positive impact on the  people and communities associated with its activities.

 

In her role, Betsy supports SAC’s membership in developing the strategy, tools (Higg  Index) and programs needed to standardize social and environmental performance  across the industry’s supply chains and products; benchmark performance, and develop  programs that scale best practices.

 

Betsy joined SAC after leading environmental stewardship at Timberland for ten years.  During her tenure she developed industry-leading sustainability programs around  climate, product and supply chains. She also helped launch several multi-stakeholder  initiatives designed to change entire industries. The Leather Working Group, Outdoor  Industry Association Sustainable Working Group, and SAC are all examples of  organizations that she’s helped found and grow.

 

Prior to working in the apparel and footwear industries Betsy served as the Industrial  Energy Manager under NH governors Benson and Shaheen. She also co-developed the  nation's first mixed plastics recycling/manufacturing facility under a grant from the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency. Betsy's other work experience includes international  environmental policy development with the U.S. Department of State and environmental  education with the National Park Service.

 

A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Betsy earned her BS in Environmental Science and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire and her MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. She is a globetrotter who maximizes her time outdoors on sailboats, skis, and in hiking boots.

 

Cameron Childs, Product Manager

Cameron has a background in multi-stakeholder collaboration and project management. She earned her MA in Sustainability from ASU's School of Sustainability where she researched consumer attitudes and behavior toward product sustainability at The Sustainability Consortium. Additional projects included analyzing Extended Producer Responsibility programs for AMERIPEN/Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Sustainability Review. Her thesis work identified structural and social variables that influenced an emerging multi-stakeholder initiative in Agua Fria Watershed in Arizona. Cameron is originally from the Columbia Gorge in Oregon and she holds a BA in Psychology from the University of San Diego.

 

 

 

Danielle Guerin, Chief of Staff

Danielle has a background in apparel and retail and earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

While at UCSB, Danielle was a member of the Environmental Affairs Board, Student Food Collective, and Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inês Sousa, Environmental Sustainability Manager

Inês has a background in life cycle assessment (LCA) for product design and more than 10 years of experience connecting sustainability with business and digital tools. Most recently, Inês worked for ENXSuite, an energy and sustainability performance management software company, leading its sustainability services offered to customer companies and providing expertise to the executive team, product managers, and partners. She was also a strategic advisor for NRDC to create the Cloud of Commitments, a civil society-initiated open source project designed to assist the international community in tracking and aggregating sustainability commitments worldwide. 

Previously, Inês co-founded Sustainable Minds, a green product design software company pioneering on-demand LCA software for early product design phases. 

Inês earned her Ph.D. in LCA for Product Design and her Master of Engineering in Environmental and Water Quality Engineering from MIT. She also holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. 

 

 Pascale Moreau, Project Manager SAC Europe

 Pascale comes to SAC with 8 years of experience in sustainability in the consumer goods and healthcare industries, having worked for Philips and Epson. She has also served as chair for various working groups on chemical management within the European trade association DigitalEurope. In her previous assignments she has gained experience in project management, multi-stakeholder collaboration, chemical management and product life cycle assessment.  

In her role, Pascale provides support to all of SAC's Europe-based membership on the implementation of Higg Index and local initiatives.

Pascale holds a double B.A. in International Business from Reims Management School (France) and the university of ICADE (Madrid, Spain) and an M.A. in European Public Management.

 

Julie Holst, Environmental Sustainability Analyst

Julie graduated from UCSB’s Bren school with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management. Her focus was Corporate Environmental Management as well as Pollution Prevention and Remediation. She also received her Bachelor’s degree at UCSB with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in music. Julie’s graduate thesis was a group project for Deckers Outdoor Corporation. It involved the creation of a tool to calculate the life cycle environmental impacts of possible shoe design scenarios.Prior to employment at the SAC, Julie was a lead auditor at SCS Global Services where she performed environmental certifications for furniture and building materials. For fun, Julie likes to fly (she is a commercial pilot), play piano, and sing in a local San Francisco choir.

 

 

Christina Nicholson, Director Member Value & Adoption

Before joining the SAC as Director of Member Value & Adoption, Christina was the Director of Sustainable Development at Williams-Sonoma Inc., one of the largest multi- channel home furnishings retailers in the U.S. She was responsible for launching, developing and overseeing the strategy and implementation of corporate responsibility initiatives throughout the company. Christina joined Williams-Sonoma, Inc. in the Direct Marketing Department where she launched their ecommerce and online marketing programs. Previously, she held a position as a financial analyst at Gap Inc. Christina earned her Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Ohio State University. 

As the Director of Member Value & Adoption, Christina is responsible for ensuring all SAC members have an exceptional member experience from the point of on-boarding through to alumni. An important part of the member experience is the use and adoption of the Higg Index. For her, a commitment to sustainability runs seamlessly through both her personal and professional life – outside of work, she loves the outdoors and is an active surfer and endurance horse rider.

 

Scott Miller, Director Business Development 


Scott Robert Miller, LEED AP, MSc was the Director of Business Development at Mind Click Global, where he promoted procurement and supply chain transparency through manufacturing compliance, eco-certifications, GRI, CDP, and human rights policies. Most notably, he won the manufacturer contracts that led Marriott International to achieve its 2013 responsible sourcing goal.  For more than 10 years, Scott has been driving environmental projects to embed triple bottom line strategies across the hospitality, financial services and manufacturing sectors. Scott was featured in James Cameron’s Emmy winning climate change docu-series Years of Living Dangerously for his EDF Climate Corp fellowship at Caesars Entertainment and for auditing The Honest Company on energy, water and waste and presenting his findings to co-founders Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan. Scott saved Caesars over $350k in operating costs and 3,400 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year through developing LED lighting and variable frequency drive energy efficiency strategies.

Scott also speaks regularly on climate change, recycling and composting to community residents through being trained by Al Gore to deliver his Climate Reality Project and by the Dept. of Sanitation NY’s Waste Less program.  He holds an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University as well as a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. He also holds a LEED Accredited Professional designation, is GRI V4 trained and held his FINRA Series 7,24, and 66 securities licenses.