NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business
Tensie Whelan is the Director of NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business, where she is bringing her 25 years of experience working on local, national and international environmental and sustainability issues to engage businesses in proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability. As the President of the Rainforest Alliance, she grew the organization from a $4.5m to a $50m budget, recruiting 5,000 companies in more than 60 countries to work with the Rainforest Alliance. She has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics, was the Citi Fellow in Leadership and Ethics at NYU Stern in 2015 and has served on numerous boards such as the Unilever Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Board and the Nespresso Innovation Fund Advisory Board. She was most recently appointed as a member of the Board of Directors for Aston Martin and GlobeScan and is an Advisor to the Future Economy Project for Harvard Business Review. Her work has been published by major publications, including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Stern Business Magazine.
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