David Bennell, is program director for the Food and Capital Markets Initiative at Ceres, a nonprofit organization that is mobilizing many of the world's largest companies and investors to take stronger action on global sustainability challenges.
David Bennell is the North American Manager of Food, Land and Water for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD.org) where he focuses on Climate Smart agriculture and global food systems reform (FReSH). He’s worked for Microsoft, REI and LL Bean in leadership development, product development and sourcing positions. His career also includes working as a funder focused on sustainable forestry, the co-creation of the for-profit social enterprise company CottonConnect, co-creation of a $12 million impact investing fund focused on food and agriculture investments and leading the apparel industry NGO Textile Exchange focused on standards development for responsible sourcing. David is the author and presenter of a seventeen-part video series on Linked In Learning called Sustainability Strategies and held a five-year adjunct faculty position at MIT where he taught sustainable design and development.