Jeff West is the corporate responsibility leader for the IBM Corporation. He leads IBM’s global corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy. West manages global ESG reporting across IBM’s value chain, engagement with socially responsible investor analysts, and partnerships that help scale IBM initiatives. His cross-functional role includes leading the IBM working group on corporate responsibility, which involves stakeholders from IBM’s corporate citizenship, environment, governance, supply chain, public policy, human resources, and research functions. Prior to joining IBM, West served as director of corporate Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations. West is an expert in developing public-private partnerships and spent eight years at the Peace Corps, the last five as the agency’s lead on strategic partnerships with the private sector. West also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine.
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.