The 2014 GreenBiz corporate sustainability Twitterati Index

The 2014 GreenBiz corporate sustainability Twitterati Index

A year has flown by. It's time for our second annual GreenBiz Twitter Index, our exclusive ranking of which corporate sustainability execs have a strong voice on Twitter.

The GreenBiz Twitter Index is more than (yet) another list of sustainability execs with Twitter accounts. (Been there, done that.) Rather, we analyze Klout, Kred, and PeerIndex scores for more than 60 individuals to arrive at our own unique ranking based on audience, activity and authority. In general, the leaders on this list have built a strong following — with high-ranked followers — and tweet with some regularity. They've built authority in the real world, and leveraged it to gain more thought leadership via social media.

The good news in 2014 is that for all but a few members of the 2013 rankings, overall scores improved. For those whose scores rose the most, the primary factors for the gains were a combination of activity and engagement with other users. Which, of course, is what Twitter is all about.

Name

Company

Title

Handle

GreenBiz Index

Leaders

Dave Stangis

Campbell's Soup

Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility

@DaveStangis

77

Niall Dunne

BT

Chief Sustainability Officer

@bluNiall

75

John Friedman

Sodexo

Corporate Responsibility Communications Director

@johnfriedman

74

Laura Clise

Areva

Director, External Communications and Corporate Citizenship

@lauraclise

73

Neil Hawkins

Dow Chemical

Corporate Vice President, Sustainability

@neilchawkins

71

Bruno Sarda

Dell

Director, Global Sustainability Operations

@bruno68

68

Asheen Phansey

Dassault Systèmes

Manager, Sustainable Innovation Lab

@asheen

67

Camille Aylmer

Dupont

Sustainability Communications Manager

@CamilleBeGreen

66

Hannah Jones

Nike

Chief Sustainability Officer & VP of the Innovation Accelerator

@hjones_nike

65

Andy Wales

SABMiller

SVP Sustainable Development

@AndyCWales

65

Darren Beck

Sprint

Director Environmental Initiatives

@DarrenBeck

65

Tim Mohin

AMD

Director of Corporate Responsibility

@TimJMohin

64

Kate Heiny

Target

Senior Group Manager, Sustainability

@kateheiny

62

Aida Greenbury

Asia Pulp & Paper

Managing Director of Sustainability

@aidagreenbury

61

Bea Perez

Coca-Cola

Chief Sustainability Officer

@BeaperezBea

58

Shannon Schuyler

PwC

Corporate Responsibility Leader

@ShannonSchuyler

57

Mitch Jackson

FedEx

Vice President, Environmental Affairs & Sustainability

@Mitch_Jackson

56

Lori Duvall

EBay

Director of Operational Sustainability

@fiercefern

56

Niki (Kelley) King

Campbell

Senior Manager-CSR Program Office

@n_kelley

56

Lauren Wylie

Oliver Wyman

Marketing Manager & Head of Internal Sustainability

@laurenwylie

55

Kim Marotta

MillerCoors

Director Sustainability

@KimMarotta

55

Trisa Thompson

Dell

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

@TrisaDellCRO

55

Learners

Keith Sutter

Johnson & Johnson

Sr. Product Director - Sustainable Brand Marketing

@keithsutter

54

Jessica Hubbard

Houghton Mifflin

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility

@JessSF

54

Jim Hanna

Starbucks

Director of Environmental Affairs

@Jim_Starbucks

53

Tom Carpenter

Waste Management

Director, WM Sustainability Services

@CarpenterWMSS

53

Lynelle Cameron

Autodesk

Senior Director, Sustainability and Philanthropy

@lynellecameron

52

Frank O'Brien-Bernini

Owens-Corning

Chief Sustainability Officer

@FOB_GreenTweets

51

Stephanie Rico

Wells Fargo

Vice President, Environmental Affairs

@Steph_Rico

51

Ben Thompson

Autodesk

Sustainable Business Program Manager

@bentup

51

Anisa Costa

Tiffany's

Vice President - Global Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

@anisanyc

50

Yalmaz Siddiqui

Office Depot

Senior Director, Environmental Strategy

@yalmazsiddiqui

49

Ashley Nixon

Shell

NGO & Stakeholder Relations Manager, Americas

@JAshleyNixon

49

Kathrin Winkler

EMC

Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability

@KathrinRWinkler

49

Michael Kapalko

SCA

Sustainability Marketing Manager

@mikekapalko

49

TJ DiCaprio

Microsoft

Sr. Director, Environmental Sustainability

@tjdicaprio

49

Peggy Ward

Kimberly Clark

Sustainability Strategy Leader

@PeggyatKC

48

Robert Beinstein

CH2MHill

Director, Sustainable Development Programs

@bobbeinstein

47

Nicola Peill-Moetler

Akamai

Director of Environmental Sustainability

@greenqween

47

Diane Holdorf

Kellogg

Chief Sustainability Officer, VP EHS

@DianeBHoldorf

47

James Gowen

Verizon

Chief Sustainbility Officer and VP of Supply Chain Operations

@JamesGowen

46

John Schulz

AT&T

AVP, Sustainability Operations

@johnfschulz

46

Erin Decker

SalesForce.com

Sustainability Manager

@erindecker

46

Melissa Gray

Rackspace

Corporate Social Responsibilty

@GreenRacker

44

Josh Henretig

Microsoft

Director, Environmental Sustainability

@jhenretig

44

Melissa Small

EMD-Millipore-Merck

Corporate Responsibility Programs Manager

@msmall73

44

Lurkers

Christina Page

Yahoo

Global Director Energy & Sustainability Strategy

@greenumerations

43

Wood Turner

Stonyfield Farm

VP Sustainability Innovation

@doubleut

42

Bob Langert

McDonald's

VP, Corporate Social Responsibility

@csrmcd

42

Tom Gosselin

DNV

Sustainability Director

@TomAGosselinDNV

42

Eliza Clark

Anderson

Corporate Sustainability Manager

@ElizaCClark

42

Jerry Lynch

General Mills

Chief Sustainability Officer

@gmills_jerry

40

Tod Arbogast

Avon

Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

@Tod_Arbogast

39

Susan Rochford

Legrand North America

Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Public Policy

@SusanRochford2

39

David Lear

Dell

Executive Director, Corporate Sustainability

@learatdell

38

Holly Emerson

Ingersoll Rand

Senior Analyst, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

@nchockeychick

37

Emily Hanning

Outerwall

Senior Sustainability Manager

@emily_hanning

37

Jenny McColloch

McDonald's

Manager, Global CSR & Sustainability

@jamccolloch

37

John Lovenburg

BNSF

Vice President, Environmental

@jlovenbu

35

Amy Skoczlas Cole

Pentair

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility

@AmySkoczlas

35

David Tulauskas

GM

Director of Sustainability

@DavidTulauskas

34

Andrew Pleper

Bank of America

Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Policy Executive

@aplep

33

Rachel Romoff

Rackspace

Sustainability

@rachelromoff

32

Emily McGarvey

Target

Sr Manager, Sustainability

@emilyamcgarvey

14

 

Did we miss someone? Let us know in the comments below.(Keep in mind that this list is limited to corporate sustainability professionals.) And if you're looking to up your game on Twitter, check out this great piece by Andrea Learned.

Photocollage by GreenBiz Group.