Names in the News

WRI's new climate chief; Schneider Electric's U.S. boss

World Resources Institute, Forum for the Future, Schneider Electric, Wells Fargo
Paula Caballero, World Resources Institute; Sandra Seru, Forum for the Future; Annette Clayton, Schneider Electric; Adam Bergman, Wells Fargo; Allen Hershkowitz, Green Sports Alliance.

We're talking climate, energy and innovation in this month's Names in the News round up of big hires, promotions and other job news in the world of sustainable business.

From leading environmental NGOs to a San Francisco startup urging consumers to think organic and biodynamic with their diets, there's been no summer lull on the hiring front thus far.

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Who's news

Annette Clayton, Schneider Electric

After five years as chief supply chain officer at Schneider Electric, Annette Clayton has been tapped to head the global energy management and automation company's North American operations.

A veteran of Dell and General Motors, Clayton also will keep her existing supply chain leadership and executive team roles at Schneider.

Paula Caballero, World Resources Institute

On the heels of a busy year in climate policy, the World Resources Institute has hired a new global director for its climate program.

Paula Caballero, a veteran of the Colombian government, United Nations development program and the World Bank, will take on the role in August. She will spearhead the NGO's efforts to help implement the Paris climate agreement and lobby for stronger climate action at the federal and state levels.

Sandra Seru, Forum for the Future

B Team veteran Sandra Seru is the new U.S. leader of U.K. sustainable development group Forum for the Future.

In her new role, the organization will look to Seru to leverage her background in business and sustainability from other previous roles at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and as a member of the corporate strategy and M&A group at Diageo.

On the move

— Wells Fargo has expanded its corportate banking group focused on clean technologies with the hire of Senior Vice President Adam Bergman.

— Green Sports Alliance President Allen Hershkowitz has announced plans to retire, with co-founder and Executive Director Justin Zeulner expected to continue overseeing day-to-day operations.