The CRB has always benefited from the engagement of individuals committed to our mission. We see our board members as core to helping us as a center communicate most effectively outwards in what we’re doing, as well as help us envision where we should be going. These four new CRB Senior Advisory Board members will invigorate the CRB with fresh wisdom and function to cross-pollinate ideas with fellow Senior and Student Advisory Board members alike. We appreciate their guidance and support.

Viviana Alvarez

In Early 2019, Viviana was appointed as Head of Sustainability for Unilever North America. Prior to this, she was the Head of Corporate Strategy in the US. Viviana has an Executive MBA from ESADE School of Management and BSBA in Business Management. Recent Executive Education at Harvard Business School and University of Oxford on Circular Economy topics, Leadership and Scenario Planning. Currently participating in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Leadership program. Co-Founder of H2H (“Help to Haiti”) – NGO in Haiti. Advisory Board Member of Sustainable Brands, Closed Loop Partners, The U.S. Pact, and Board Member of The Recycling Partnership 

Gina Asoudegan

Gina Asoudegan is Vice President of Mission and Regenerative Agriculture at Applegate, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand.  She leads the strategy for the company’s sub-brand, The New Food Collective, and oversees the creation of consciously scaled supply chains rooted in the principles of regenerative agriculture.

Michael Karimian

Michael has responsibility for Microsoft’s implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which includes Microsoft’s human rights policy, due diligence, transparency, and training, as well as external engagement with human rights organizations. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael worked in trade finance at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London, and in business and human rights at the UN in Bangkok. Michael has a BA in Management from the University of Nottingham, a MA in International Relations from the University of Durham, and an MPA from Columbia University.

Nikita Mitchell

Nikita T. Mitchell is the creator of Above the Bottom Line. Ranked as one of the best business newsletters by Fortune, Above the Bottom Line calls companies out on social and environmental issues consumers care about. GIFS and snarkiness included. Through insights and news, Nikita helps readers rethink consumerism and hold corporations accountable — from the bottom up. 

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