Hank Cauley

Hank Cauley is the Senior Vice President of Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, which works with companies to advance corporate sustainability efforts that ensure the protection of nature for all. This involves working with influential companies, like Disney, Starbucks and Walmart, to transform the landscapes in which business operates. A key part of Hank’s role is inspiring companies to not just commit to sustainability, but to evaluate their policies and practices and implement solutions that are good for nature, people and business.

Hank is also helping shape the future of Conservation International’s forum for engaging companies in sustainability, which will tackle sustainability issues head on with the latest innovations in conservation science. Hank is a specialist in the intersection of business and environmental and social issues, with experience in creating and managing organizations, developing marketing and strategy, and building partnerships between companies, nonprofits and governments.

Before joining Conservation International, Hank served as a senior officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts, taught at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and was President of the U.S. Forest Stewardship Council. He was also a board member of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Root Capital, the Center for Science in Public Participation and Pacific Environment. Hank has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

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