The Advisory Council allows Net Impact Boston to retain the institutional knowledge and involvement of members who have demonstrated service, commitment, and continued interest in NIB beyond an active leadership role. The primary purpose of the Council is to provide guidance and counsel to Net Impact Boston on strategic issues.
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Hannah is a manager with PwC’s Sustainable Business Solutions practice, where she helps companies across industries design and implement environmental and social strategies that create business value. Hannah has significant experience in sustainable supply chains and sustainability reporting and communications. Hannah holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Holly Fowler is the Co-founder & CEO of Northbound Ventures, a professional services firm based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Northbound’s mission is to assist the development of sustainable communities and regional food systems, that in turn improve social wellness and allow equal opportunity for economic prosperity. A recognized sustainability leader, systems thinker, and strategic advisor with near 20 years of international business experience, Holly has consulted on sustainable agriculture, energy, water, waste, health, and stakeholder engagement to clients of all sizes in all sectors including Fortune 500 companies, national health care networks, public school districts, colleges and universities, city and state governments, and non-profit organizations. Holly holds a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems Leadership from the University of Vermont, a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College, and a BA from Bowdoin College. She is a Net Impact Lifetime Member since 2007.
Kevin has been a member of the Net Impact Boston leadership team since January 2012. A Massachusetts native, he has a Masters in International Studies from the University of South Australia, where between swimming with great whites and wrestling salt water crocodiles he explored sustainable development in emerging economies. A former resident of Boston’s North Shore, Kevin is passionate about conservation and protecting coastal and ocean environments. He currently works in Client Relations for Boston Common Asset Management, an ESG investment manager and leader in global sustainability initiatives.
Devon is currently a consultant with Sustainable Business Strategies where she assists companies in building their sustainability programs. Prior to joining SBS, Devon accumulated ten years of business experience in several different industries, most recently as a Senior Financial Analyst for two small Boston-based companies. Devon has also worked for the Center for Student Business at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Framework:CR, and at Accenture in Client Financial Management for six years. Devon holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany in Finance and Management and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Melissa is the Director of the Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School. She has worked as a sustainability consultant for Fortune 500 companies and major NGOs, has written a number of sustainability-related case studies, has lectured on economics and sustainability topics, and developed a climate change negotiation simulation for business students while completing her doctoral studies. Melissa holds a PhD in Management from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), a Masters in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) and a Bachelors in Economics from Princeton University.
Asheen serves as the global head of the Sustainable Innovation Lab at Dassault Systèmes, the $3B scientific company that provides business and people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and life. He also teaches sustainable entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at Babson College, leveraging his expertise in areas like biomimicry, life cycle assessment (LCA) and green marketing. You can find him tweeting about these things at @asheen. In his ample remaining spare time, Asheen enjoys learning languages (he’s on his fourth), running, networking with and mentoring fellow sustainability professionals, and chasing after his young kids. Asheen says:
“I’m thrilled to serve on Net Impact Boston’s Advisory Council because I’d like to share what knowledge I gained from my years serving on NIB’s leadership team and my new experiences now as a sustainability leader. More selfishly, I’m excited to continue learning from my peers on the current leadership Board and the passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated NIB membership — this makes me hopeful for the future of our world.”
Barbara is a development manager at Ceres. She works to build and diversify the base of funding supporting Ceres’ mission to build a sustainable global economy.
Barbara has consulted on communications, development and strategy for various groups, from an operating foundation in the higher ed space, to an impact-investing fund operating globally. In her first office job, she maintained and grew revenue sources at the Afterschool Alliance, an organization working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. Prior to that, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras.
Barbara holds a BA from Connecticut College and a Master of International Business degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Melissa Small is Corporate Responsibility (CR) Programs Manager at MilliporeSigma. In her role, she leads the development and implementation of employee engagement and community engagement programs, as well as communications to raise awareness about the company’s CR initiatives. She is also responsible for leading shared value programs in Africa. Melissa has extensive experience working on corporate responsibility consulting projects with a variety of companies and organizations, including State Street, Dunkin’ Brands, Praxair, Western Union, Eli Lilly and the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR), a joint project of Ceres and Tellus Institute. Prior to her work in corporate responsibility, Melissa was an account supervisor at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Text 100 Public Relations.
Melissa currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Net Impact Boston Professional Chapter. She has been involved with Net Impact in some capacity since 2009 and served as Net Impact Boston President for the September 2013 – August 2014 year.
She holds a B.A. in English from Tufts University and an MBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business.