13 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts From A Sustainability Executive

Levi Strauss & Co.
June 22, 2015

Twitter may be best known for breaking the latest news, celebrities throwing shade and viral hashtags, but it’s also a gathering place for thought leaders and forward thinkers on a variety of topics. One of the very vibrant micro-communities that has sprung up is around sustainable business.

As vice president of sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co., Michael Kobori (@KoboriGrillsCSR) is happy to be a part of it. Not only is he able to keep tabs on sustainability news and trends, but he also has the opportunity to connect with other top voices and innovators in the space.

So who does the sustainability leader (and a most creative person in business) follow? Michael was kind enough to hand select, in no particular order, a few of his Twitter sustainability must-follows.

1. Marc Gunther, @MarcGunther

Leading sustainability columnist for Guardian Sustainable Business.

2. Jennifer Boynton, @JenBoynton

Editor-in-chief of Triple Pundit, she shares a wealth of sustainability news.


3. Adam Elman, @adamelman

Global head of Plan A for Marks & Spencer, he offers a constant stream of sustainability news.  

4. Sustainable Brands, @SustainBrands

A great follow for insights on how to market sustainability.

5. Bill McKibben, @billmckibben

A climate activist, he shares everything you ever wanted to know about climate change but were afraid to ask.

6. Context, @Context_Group

Context’s twitter is a great way to keep up with their content, which offers thoughtful, credible pieces on serious sustainability issues.

7. Joel Makower, @makower

He’s the founder of GreenBiz and the father of sustainability journalism.

8. Laura Clise, @lauraclise

She’s the head of sustainability at Plum Creek, a great LGBT ally and a powerhouse Twitter networker.

9. Sherrilyn Ifill, @Sifill_LDF

As president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, she’s a go-to on issues of race.

10. Kumi Naidoo, @kuminaidoo

Executive Director of Greenpeace International — keeps me up-to-date on what activists are thinking.

11. Robert Antoshak, @RAntoshak

His account offers a great continuous feed of apparel industry news.

12. Anne Marie Slaughter, @SlaughterAM

The CEO of NewAmerica, she’s great on foreign affairs, policy, and women’s issues.

13. Lollly Daskal, @LollyDaskal

She shares the most practical advice on leadership.

>> P.S. We’ve compiled Michael’s picks into a Twitter list for your convenience.


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