Bard MBA in Sustainability presents

Sustainable Business Fridays: How the World's Largest Confectionary Plans to Go Sustainable in a Generation

Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Sustainability Director, Mars, Inc.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Kevin Rabinovitch is the Global Director of Sustainability and Chief Climate Officer for Mars, Incorporated.  In his role he developed and leads Mars’ Sustainable in A Generation program covering the environmental impacts of their direct operations including more than 400 facilities globally.  As part of this program his team manages a global portfolio of renewable energy projects in conjunction with efficiency work led by the business units.  He also leads the assessment of environmental impact for Mars’ entire value chain and the translation of external environmental science into policy and strategy for the business
Kevin is the Lead Corporate Director on the Board of The Sustainability Consortium, Mars’ representative in the Corporate Consultative Group at the World Resources Institute, leads Mars’ environmental engagement with the Consumer Goods Forum and frequently speaks externally on behalf of Mars’ sustainability program. He has been with Mars for 23 years, 10 years in sustainability and the first 13 in R&D functions of multiple Mars business segments in the U.S. and Europe specializing in technology development, scale up and intellectual property.
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Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Spotify. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit

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