Robin Barr brings over fifteen years of international experience working with companies to procure responsibly produced materials and achieve corporate sustainability goals to her work leading the Earthworm Foundation. This includes working with international brands; multinational commodity processors; and producing companies in the palm oil, pulp and paper, soy, and solid wood sectors to develop responsible global supply chains, especially with regard to policies ensuring traceable supply chains, respect for human rights, and protection of forests and other critical ecosystems. Prior to managing the U.S. and Canada, Barr worked extensively with programs in Latin America and Southeast Asia on building responsible palm oil, soy, and timber supply chains for international buyers. She has worked throughout Southeast Asia to implement policies that protect tropical forests and indigenous peoples’ rights and benefit local communities.
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.