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Genentech's democratic sustainability leadership

November 22, 2016

Katie Excoffier, head of sustainability for Genentech, sat down at GreenBiz 2016 to talk about the organization's unique governance structure when it comes to adopting sustainable practices that engage employees, and tells the story of how it came about.

"A bunch of enthusiastic, passionate employees self-organized and decided to lobby management to get compostable cafeware 12 years ago," said Excoffier. "Seeing that kind of employee engagement and interest, it helped build the business case for actually starting a real sustainability program."