Lawrence Nussbaum is a life long sustainability advocate who has spent over two decades working with mission-driven companies to create meaningful impact through innovative sustainability initiatives and cause-based marketing and communications. Lawrence was a leader in the development of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for the wood products industry, built out the regional Salmon-Safe certification program for watershed friendly food, wine, and land use practices in the Pacific Northwest, helped roll out a successful organic food delivery service in the Bay Area, and managed several market-based sustainability initiatives in agriculture, textiles, mining/minerals, and green building for a variety of clients. He co-founded and co-directed two community-based NGOs (Northwest Natural Resource Group, Stewardship Partners) and has led community engagement and business development strategies for organic food companies (Full Circle Organics, Eating with the Seasons), a social-impact technology company (The Open Label Project) and a leading sustainability consulting and certification firm (SCS Global Services). Lawrence holds a Masters in Social Ecology from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelors in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont.
Sunday, Oct 8| 11am – 12pm| Main Stage