Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Network for a Sustainable Future, Ann Goodman is an adjunct professor of business responsibility at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and was formerly a regular commentator for Marketplace, the premiere daily business program broadcast nationally on U.S. public radio.
Under her leadership, the Women’s Network has grown to involve thousands of business leaders in programs in New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, and China, where Goodman spearheaded a sustainability capacity-building and exchange program for Chinese businesswomen. In 2010, she received the University of Chicago’s Public Service Award.
During her journalistic career, she reported extensively on sustainability and related business topics (including finance, technology, environment and corporate social responsibility) for media including Fortune, the Economist group, the Business Week group, Information Week, and Fast Company. She is a past board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Goodman served on the Planning Committee for the National Summit of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and participates in the invitational Global Society Dialogue, sponsored by the European Commission to promote an ecological Global Marshall Plan. She is on the Board of Directors of The Green Standard (formerly International Design Center for the Environment) and on the Advisory Council of Centro de Alianzas para el Desarrollo in Barcelona, Spain. She has addressed audiences including the European Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Chinese Association of Women Entrepreneurs, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, and Swiss Re, a leading global reinsurer.
Goodman earned her doctorate at the University of Chicago and taught at the economics faculty of the University of Paris (Dauphine) for six years.
Ann Goodman speaks on the convergent issues of corporate social responsibility and sustainable business, showing how businesswomen are key to advancing both.
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