Bonnie Nixon Named Executive Director of The Sustainability Consortium

By The Sustainability Consortium, PRNE
Monday, April 25, 2011

TEMPE, Arizona, April 26, 2011 - The Sustainability Consortium has announced Bonnie Nixon, formerly
Hewlett Packard's Director of Environmental Sustainability, as Executive
Director. Nixon will be responsible for developing and implementing short-
and long-term strategies and growing the organization to include
international representation, additional non-governmental organizations
(NGO's), toy and apparel sectors, and the world's leading life cycle
scientists and research institutions.


"It is really exciting to be involved in the science behind improving
product footprints and empowering more sustainable production, buying and
consumption patterns. The Sustainability Consortium represents an enormous
opportunity to make systemic change for social equity, the environment and
the economy," said Nixon.

The Sustainability Consortium (
develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies to drive a new
generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social
and economic imperatives.

Throughout the field of sustainability, Bonnie Nixon is often described
as dynamic, goal-oriented, motivating, passionate and a change agent. She is
known for her ability to inspire and serve as a catalyst for transformation
in the field of sustainability. As Director of Ethical Sourcing at HP for 10
years, she has demonstrated expertise in complex supply chains. Ms. Nixon is
also respected within the non-governmental organization (NGO) community due
to her long standing commitment to inclusion, transparency, no-nonsense
negotiations and collaborative engagement.

Academic Directors of The Sustainability Consortium, Kevin Dooley
(professor, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University) and Jon
(professor, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of
) stated that Nixon's appointment represents a natural next step in
strengthening the organization and developing plans to scale The Consortium
efforts for global reach and impact.

"As a proven leader in global sustainability and stakeholder engagement,
Bonnie brings a vast set of leadership skills and experience to her role and
this organization at a critical time. She is known for a solution-oriented
approach which recognizes and respects the many stakeholder voices important
to solving complex issues. The entire Consortium community looks forward to
working closely with Bonnie to achieve our ambitious goals," said Mark
, a sustainability executive of The Walt Disney Company and
Sustainability Consortium Lead Director.

The Consortium's Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from
Arizona State University, the University of Arkansas, The Walt Disney
Company, Walmart, Pepsico, Proctor & Gamble and Dell. With the expected
addition of several international universities and NGOs this year; voices
from an increasingly broad range of stakeholders will be represented.

About The Sustainability Consortium

The Sustainability Consortium is an independent organization of diverse
global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific
foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability.
It develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies to drive a new
generation of products and supply networks that address environmental,
social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for
a transparent process and system, not individuals or organizations. Arizona
State University
and the University of Arkansas jointly administer The
Sustainability Consortium. Learn more at / Twitter: follow@sus_consortium

The Sustainability Consortium is a part of the Global Institute of
Sustainability at Arizona State University and the Applied Sustainability
Center at the University of Arkansas.

The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of ASU's sustainability
initiatives and home to the first of its kind School of Sustainability; it
works to advance research, education, and business practices for an
urbanizing world; visit: / Twitter:

The Applied Sustainability Center at the University of Arkansas leads
organizations in the retail and consumer goods industries toward sustainable
practices that support an economy built around people, planet, and profit.
The center is part of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and serves
multiple disciplines across campus; visit:

Patrice Bettison-Clark, Manager, Marketing and Communications, The Sustainability Consortium, +1-480-965-2135, pbclark at, or Karen Leland, Director, Communications, Global Institute of Sustainability/School of Sustainability, +1-480-965-0013, karen.leland at, both of Arizona State University; or Danielle Strickland, Director of Development Communications of University of Arkansas, +1-479-575-7346, strick at; or Debbie Freeman,Communications Manager, W. P. Carey School of Business of Arizona State University, +1-480-965-9271, debbie.freeman at

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