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Tensie Whelan

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Director of NYU's Center for Sustainable Business; Former President of the Rainforest Alliance

Tensie Whelan

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5 out of 5

Director of NYU's Center for Sustainable Business; Former President of the Rainforest Alliance

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Tensie Whelan Biography

Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor for Business and Society, is the Director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, where she is bringing her 25 years of experience working on local, national and international sustainability issues to engage businesses in proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability.

As President of the Rainforest Alliance, she built the organization from a $4.5 million to $50 million budget, transforming the engagement of business with sustainability, recruiting 5,000 companies in more than 60 countries to work with Rainforest Alliance. She transformed the Rainforest Alliance into an internationally recognized and credible brand. Her previous work included serving as Executive Director of the New York League of Conservation Voters, Vice President of the National Audubon Society, Managing Editor of Ambio, a journal of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, and a journalist in Latin America.

Whelan has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics and was a Citi Fellow in Leadership and Ethics at NYU Stern. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and currently serves on the advisory boards of ALO Advisors, Buzz on Earth, Edelman, Giant Ventures, Inherent Group and Nespresso. She was most recently appointed to the board of Emerald SPAC, and is an Advisor to the Future Economy Project for Harvard Business Review. Whelan holds a B.A. from New York University, an M.A. from American University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Owner President Management (OPM) Program. She was awarded the Stern Faculty Excellence Award in 2020.

Tensie Whelan Videos

  • Practical Insights to Monetize & Scale Sustainability Investment
    Tensie Whelan, Director of NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, delivers the keynote address at the 2022 Practice Forum.
  • Tensie Whelan On Sustainable Enterprise in the Private Sector
    Tensie Whelan and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose discuss the role of business in an ecological civilization.

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Tensie Whelan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tensie Whelan for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Tensie Whelan generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Shellenberger, Jamie Margolin, Katharine Hayhoe, Dr. Jonathan Foley and Ed Begley Jr.. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tensie Whelan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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