The Stanford Woods Institute hosted its inaugural Business of Sustainability Summit on May 5, 2014, engaging a diverse cohort of 54 top CEOs, chief sustainability officers and business unit heads from 47 companies, along with a small group of our faculty representing all seven Stanford schools. This convening stimulated dialogue, built valuable connections and allowed business leaders and Woods faculty who are trailbrazers and pioneers in sustainability to share innovative ideas and strategy. Our corporate partners brought a breadth of expertise; participants included heads of R&D, engineering, innovation, strategy, technology, finance, manufacturing, product development, public policy and government relations.


Keynote Speaker and CEO Roundtable

Sally Jewell
Secretary, U.S.
Department of the Interior

Steven A. Denning
General Atlantic

Andy Geiss
AT&T Business Solutions

Greg Page


Steve Westly
The Westly
Chief Sustainability Officers and Business Unit Heads

Peter Graf

Ben Schwegler

Hugh Molotsi

Ezra Garrett
Stanford Faculty

Chris Field
Global Ecology

Mike Lepech

Roz Naylor
Earth Sciences

Neil Malhotra
Graduate School
of Business