- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Director of Global Sustainability, SC Johnson, USA
Cindy Drucker is responsible for providing global leadership for the development and implementation of environmental and sustainable policies, strategies and actions for S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin. A leading provider of innovative consumer products including Windex, Glade, OFF! and Ziploc, SC Johnson is a fifth generation, family-owned and -managed company with a global workforce of 12,000 employees in more than 70 countries.
Cindy provides thought leadership and direction for the worldwide company regarding sustainability. She also serves as the key sustainability partner to major external stakeholders, customers, NGOs and other sustainability leaders.
Cindy has over 20 years of experience advising and leading sustainability and environmental initiatives for private and public companies, NGOs and government organizations. In her most recent position as Director of Public Engagement for the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, she served as the Presidential Commission's senior point person for public outreach and stakeholder engagement, including handling all public hearings, briefing, stakeholder relations, and roll-out of the final report to the President in the Gulf.
Previously, as Senior Advisor to the President/CEO of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Cindy provided briefings and strategic guidance on a variety of energy, sustainability and conservation issues. Formerly, Cindy served as President of her own environmental management consulting practice for nearly ten years, where she developed and implemented sustainability initiatives for a range of leading energy companies, nonprofit entities and consumer goods manufacturers.
Cindy previously served as Director of Public Affairs for the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), a consortium of Northeast states focused on air quality, energy, climate change and transportation issues. Her background includes serving as Director of Environmental Affairs for a manufacturer of consumer plastics products. She also served in senior roles in several environmental and energy consulting firms, such as Arthur D. Little, Cone, Inc. and Environmental Futures, Inc.
Cindy has a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis. She also studied international business and economics at the London School of Economics.