Who's leading the corporate sustainability Twitterati?

Who's leading the corporate sustainability Twitterati?

Sure, you’ve got a Twitter account. But what are you doing with it? Oh, and is anyone out there actually listening?

Those are nontrivial questions in our social-media-driven world. Everyone, it seems, is a brand ambassador. But who’s really effective?

We recently went through the Twitter stats of sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals in large companies to see who’s being followed, retweeted and otherwise wielding influence in social media.

This is no mere list of sustainability execs with Twitter accounts. (We've already done that.) Rather, we analyzed Klout and PeerIndex scores 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 result is the first GreenBiz Twitter Index, which shows who’s having an impact -- and who’s just ticking the box.


Name Company Title Handle GreenBiz Index


Niall Dunne BT Chief Sustainability Officer @bluNiall 57 Dave Stangis Campbell's Soup Vice President, CSR @DaveStangis 56 Hannah Jones Nike VP of Sustainable Business & Innovation @hjones_nike 53 Peter Graf SAP Chief Sustainability Officer @PeterGGraf 52 Suzanne Fallender Intel Director of CSR Strategy & Communications @sfallender 50 Jessica Hubbard Houghton Mifflin Director of CSR @JessSF 49 Ashley Nixon Shell NGO & Stakeholder Relations Manager @JAshleyNixon 49 Asheen Phansey Dassault Systèmes Environmental Sustainability Manager @asheen 48 Tim Mohin AMD Director of Corporate Responsibility @TimMohinAMD 47 Lori Duvall EBay Director of Operational Sustainability @fiercefern 47 Andy Wales SABMiller SVP Sustainable Development @AndyCWales 47 Bruno Sarda Dell Sustainability Operations @bruno68 46 Darren Beck Sprint Director of Environmental Initiatives @DarrenBeck 46 Kevin Anton Alcoa Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer @KevinJAnton 43 Bea Perez Coca-Cola Chief Sustainability Officer @BeaperezBea 42 Jacob Sterling Maersk Global Head of Environment and CSR @jacobasterling 42 Mark Greenlaw Cognizant VP, Sustainability & Educational Affairs @MarkSGreenlaw 42 Shannon Schuyler PwC Corporate Responsibility @ShannonSchuyler 41 Leo Raudys Best Buy Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability @LeoRaudys 40


Keith Sutter Johnson & Johnson Sr. Product Director – Sustainable Brand Marketing @keithsutter 40 Neil Hawkins Dow Chemical VP Sustainability & Environment, Health, & Safety @neilchawkins 40 Kim Marotta MillerCoors Director of Sustainability @KimMarotta 40 Stephanie Rico Wells Fargo Vice President, Environmental Affairs @Steph_Rico 39 James Gowen Verizon Chief Sustainbility Officer and VP of Supply Chain Operations @JamesGowen 38 Anisa Costa Tiffany's Vice President of Global Corporate Sustainability @anisanyc 37 TJ DiCaprio Microsoft Senior Director, Carbon and Energy @tjdicaprio 36 Robert Beinstein CH2MHill Director, Sustainable Development Programs @bobbeinstein 36 Tom Gosselin DNV Sustainability Director @TomAGosselinDNV 35 Cynthia Curtis CA Technologies Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer @CynthiaCurtis 34 Kate Heiny Target Senior Group Manager, Sustainability @kateheiny 33 Tod Arbogast Avon Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility @Tod_Arbogast 32 Josh Henretig Microsoft Senior Manager for Sustainability @jhenretig 30 Yalmaz Siddiqui Office Depot Senior Director, Environmental Strategy @yalmazsiddiqui 30 Susan Rochford Legrand North America Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Public Policy @SusanRochford2 30 Mitch Jackson FedEx Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability @Mitch_Jackson 30 Michael Kapalko SCA Sustainability Marketing Manager @mikekapalko 29


Kathrin Winkler EMC Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer @KathrinRWinkler 28 Jim Hanna Starbucks Director of Environmental Affairs @Jim_Starbucks 28 Lynelle Cameron Autodesk Senior Director, Sustainability and Philanthropy @lynellecameron 27 Marty Etzel SAP Vice President, Energy and Resources @metzel0407 27 Diane Holdorf Kellogg Chief Sustainability Officer, VP EHS @DianeBHoldorf 27 Trisa Thompson Dell Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility @TrisaDellCRO 27 Wood Turner Stonyfield Farm VP Sustainability Innovation @doubleut 26 Beau Engman Johnson Controls Vice President Commercial Energy Systems @BeauEngman 26 Nicola Peill-Moetler Akamai Director, Sustainability @greenqween 26 Christina Page Yahoo Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy @greenumerations 25 Bob Langert McDonald's Corporate Vice President, Sustainability @csrmcd 23 Frank O'Brien-Bernini Owens-Corning Chief Sustainability Officer @FOB_GreenTweets 23 Melissa Gray Rackspace Global Sustainability @GreenRacker 21 Mark Newton Timberland Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility @tbl_newton 21 Steve Hasbrook Brady Corp. Director of Sustainability @hazbrook 21 Holly Emerson Ingersoll Rand Senior Analyst, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability @nchockeychick 21 David Lear Dell Director, Sustainable Business @learatdell 16


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