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Ben Packard

Vice President, Global Responsibility Starbucks Coffee Co.

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Some people like their coffee black, but Ben Packard likes his joe green. Packard is the environmental commander-in-chief at Starbucks Corp., where he leads the coffee giant's efforts to tread more lightly on the planet. Packard calls it his "dream job," but in some ways it's mission impossible. "At first glance, it can be extremely overwhelming because, where do you start?" he said. "There can be hundreds of environmental impacts, right?" Making a grande, two-pump, vanilla, nonfat, extra hot latte doesn't spew fumes into the air or spit chemicals into the water. Yet all of the growing, roasting, brewing and packaging needed to produce a cup of coffee eats up resources and gnaws at nature in ways both subtle and significant. That's especially true for a company that goes through roughly 300 million pounds of coffee beans a year. Starbucks was a much smaller business in 1992 when it adopted a mission statement that included a vow to "contribute positively" to the environment. That was the year Seattle-based Starbucks went public and began its ascent from 165 stores to nearly 16,000 stores -- and counting -- at the end of 2007. No more flying under Mother Nature's radar. As Starbucks has grown, so has the challenge of walking the mission statement's talk. "It's complex. It's not easy," Packard said. "But it's part of who we are." Packard joined Starbucks in 1998 as environmental affairs manager. He was later promoted to director of environmental affairs. Earlier this year, he was named interim director of corporate social responsibility -- one rung higher --- while the company decides who will fill the corporate social responsibility director post permanently. Starbucks had already busted some unusually green moves for a mainstream retailer -- starting with mentioning the "E word" in its mission statement -- when Packard arrived. The company had incorporated recycled content in its napkins, hired an environmental staff and worked closely with a green nonprofit, all revolutionary strategies for their time, Packard said. Teaming with Environmental Defense, the first of many subsequent partnerships with green nonprofits, helped Starbucks understand how much wood and energy it takes to make its cups and how much wastewater and solid waste is involved. It also caused many observers to think Starbucks was sticking its neck out, Packard said. "You can imagine the kind of reaction that more classic mainstream business people thought from the outside," he said, "but it was actually brilliant because (Environmental Defense) brought an expertise around addressing an environmental issue." Now, every Starbucks hot cup in the U.S. and Canada is made from material that contains 10 percent recycled fiber, saving 78,000 trees and removing 3 million pounds from the solid waste stream every year, according to Environmental Defense estimates. Opportunities like that are why Packard jumped at the chance to join Starbucks after returning to school to earn his MBA and a certificate in environmental management from the University of Washington in 1998.

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Ben Packard

Vice President, Global Responsibility Starbucks Coffee Co.

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Ben Packard Biography

Some people like their coffee black, but Ben Packard likes his joe green. Packard is the environmental commander-in-chief at Starbucks Corp., where he leads the coffee giant's efforts to tread more lightly on the planet. Packard calls it his "dream job," but in some ways it's mission impossible. "At first glance, it can be extremely overwhelming because, where do you start?" he said. "There can be hundreds of environmental impacts, right?" Making a grande, two-pump, vanilla, nonfat, extra hot latte doesn't spew fumes into the air or spit chemicals into the water. Yet all of the growing, roasting, brewing and packaging needed to produce a cup of coffee eats up resources and gnaws at nature in ways both subtle and significant. That's especially true for a company that goes through roughly 300 million pounds of coffee beans a year. Starbucks was a much smaller business in 1992 when it adopted a mission statement that included a vow to "contribute positively" to the environment. That was the year Seattle-based Starbucks went public and began its ascent from 165 stores to nearly 16,000 stores -- and counting -- at the end of 2007. No more flying under Mother Nature's radar. As Starbucks has grown, so has the challenge of walking the mission statement's talk. "It's complex. It's not easy," Packard said. "But it's part of who we are." Packard joined Starbucks in 1998 as environmental affairs manager. He was later promoted to director of environmental affairs. Earlier this year, he was named interim director of corporate social responsibility -- one rung higher --- while the company decides who will fill the corporate social responsibility director post permanently. Starbucks had already busted some unusually green moves for a mainstream retailer -- starting with mentioning the "E word" in its mission statement -- when Packard arrived. The company had incorporated recycled content in its napkins, hired an environmental staff and worked closely with a green nonprofit, all revolutionary strategies for their time, Packard said. Teaming with Environmental Defense, the first of many subsequent partnerships with green nonprofits, helped Starbucks understand how much wood and energy it takes to make its cups and how much wastewater and solid waste is involved. It also caused many observers to think Starbucks was sticking its neck out, Packard said. "You can imagine the kind of reaction that more classic mainstream business people thought from the outside," he said, "but it was actually brilliant because (Environmental Defense) brought an expertise around addressing an environmental issue." Now, every Starbucks hot cup in the U.S. and Canada is made from material that contains 10 percent recycled fiber, saving 78,000 trees and removing 3 million pounds from the solid waste stream every year, according to Environmental Defense estimates. Opportunities like that are why Packard jumped at the chance to join Starbucks after returning to school to earn his MBA and a certificate in environmental management from the University of Washington in 1998.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ben Packard for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ben Packard, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ben Packard or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ben Packard?

    Booking fees for Ben Packard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ben Packard, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ben Packard?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ben Packard for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ben Packard for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ben Packard or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ben Packard or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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