Amanda Gardiner leads social responsibility strategy at Verizon, working across the company to implement responsible business practices that drive digital inclusion, climate resilience, and stakeholder well-being. Previously, Gardiner led sustainability and social innovation at Pearson. She developed Pearson’s 2020 sustainability plan, founded a company-wide incubator to innovate for ‘Tomorrow’s Markets,’ and established a partnership with Save the Children supporting Syrian refugees. She
spent three years at UNDP leading the ‘Business Call to Action,’ advancing global development goals through business model innovation. She was previously program director at the International Business Leaders Forum in London, advising on CSR in emerging markets and heading the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights secretariat. Gardiner chairs the Board of Children in Conflict and also serves on the Board of The Partnering Initiative.
I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.