2023 Global Business Summit Speakers
Michelle leads Sustainability Advisory in the United States and Canada, guiding Arcadis' existing North America Sustainability Advisory team as it responds to client’s organizational-level sustainability needs, focused on strategy, performance management, and reporting.
Michelle brings experience leading multidisciplinary teams delivering sustainability services across private sector clients. Most recently, Michelle was a senior manager at Deloitte, supporting growth of sustainability advisory services for the company’s US business, in particular, climate risk and sustainability reporting services.
Prior to Deloitte, Michelle held positions at EcoSecurities International and Ecodit.
Managing Director Sustainability Advisory North America
Carlos Jr. is the President & Chief Technology Officer and a Principal Shareholder of BST Global. In addition to helping drive the company’s business strategy execution, Carlos Jr. mentors and coaches the next level of BST Global’s future leadership. He also works closely with the Operations and Product Delivery teams as a continuation of his responsibilities as Vice President.
Carlos Jr. joined BST Global in 1988 as part of the Documentation team, and in 1990 became a member of the Design team for BST RDBMIS. In 1993, he was named Manager of the Training and Support teams. From 1997 to 2005, Carlos Jr. was the Manager of the Product Development team — when BST Enterprise was designed, developed and brought to market. In 2005, he was named the Director of Design and was involved in new product development. In 2016, he was appointed Vice President, overseeing the Operations and Product Delivery teams to ensure they were supported to achieve their goals, and produce the most meaningful products possible. He was appointed to President in 2020, and Chief Technology Officer in 2021.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida.
Carlos A. Baldor Jr.
President & Chief Technology Office
Bob is a civil and environmental engineer by training, and an ESG leader by avocation. He has held technical and managerial roles in the commercial nuclear industry, managed environmental and smart growth programs in the U.S. Federal marketplace, and lead a diverse array of client service-related work in the engineering consulting business.
Bob was a founding member of the Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board for the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, helping develop the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating system. He currently is serving a 3-year term on the Envision Review Board, working to maintain the technical quality of that system. Bob spent four months in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, managing a temporary power team in the wake of Hurricane Maria, has guest lectured at multiple colleges and universities, and teaches the Envision Sustainability Professional credentialling course for both government and private sector organizations. At AECOM, Bob leads Global ESG Implementation, helping drive ESG concepts into every project we deliver.
Robert M. Beinstein
Vice President & Global ESG Implementation Lead
Denise M. Brinley is Vice President of Strategic Growth and Client Engagement at TRC Companies. Brinley will support TRC’s organic growth strategies and strategic planning.
She previously served as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Energy and has also held other executive leadership positions in government agencies over the last decade. Her diverse experience spans energy markets, environmental issues, and economic development as it relates to decarbonization efforts across the spectrum of energy sources – including coal, natural gas, natural gas liquids, nuclear, solar, wind, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen – in industrial and commercial operations.
Brinley received her B.A. in Geosciences at Franklin and Marshall College and her M.S. in Geology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Vice President, ESG and Climate Advisory Group
Joyce Coffee, LEED AP, is founder and President of Climate Resilience Consulting, a social enterprise that works with clients to create practical and equitable strategies that enhance markets and communities through adaptation to climate change.
Coffee has 25 years of leadership experience in government, private, nonprofit, philanthropic and academic sectors. She has worked with over 200 institutions to create and implement climate-related resilience strategies.
She is an appointed director or chair of 25 nonprofit boards and initiatives including serving as a Technical Advisor to the Fifth National Climate Assessment and as board chair of both the Anthropocene Alliance and the UN Disaster Risk Reductions US private sector initiative ARISE.
She received a B.S. in biology, environmental studies and Asian studies from Tufts University and a Masters in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she sits on the visiting committee.
Climate Resilience Consulting
Rodrigo leads the corporate sustainability strategy for accelerating net positive environmental impacts empowered by the products and services provided by Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of software solutions and digital twin cloud services to advance infrastructure design, construction, and operations.
Previously, Rodrigo worked in software development and applied technologies in environmental engineering and modeling systems: developing and implementing disruptive technologies for a) flood resilience solutions in cities and critical infrastructure, b) transport and dispersion of air and water pollutants in rivers, estuaries, and coastal areas. He has also executed and coordinated various R&D and consultancy services related to water resources management, environmental safety and preparedness & response to incidents, and innovative risk assessment methodologies.
Tom is an EHS&S Digital Growth Platform Leader within Sustainable Operations. Arcadis Sustainable Operations (SO) is where we help our clients with strategy and programmatic oversight for reliable and compliant operations, leading with our technical expertise across all areas of ESG & ESH&S compliance. We integrate processes, data, technology, and strategic change management to empower our clients to proactively manage their EHS priorities. We are uniquely positioned to leverage and scale our core strengths to address client challenges, bring together our real-world technical expertise with our credibility in program oversight and digital disruption.
Tom has 20 years in technology and solution sales roles, 15 of those years were spent leading digital and robotic transformation within large enterprise. He has worked with clients across many industries: Government, Life Sciences, Transportation, Aviation & Aerospace, Manufacturing, O&G and Chemical.
EHS&S Digital Growth Platform Leader
Justin is AECOM’s ESG Global Business Lead, working with AECOM's industry leading ESG experts across the globe to deliver Sustainable Legacies on all our projects (e.g. strengthening resilience, growing sustainably, transitioning to new energy solutions, achieving net zero emissions and improving social outcomes).
Justin’s 21 plus year career at AECOM has included roles as the North America EHS & Air Leader, Northeast Environment Regional Business Line Leader, and Industrial Market Sector Leadership roles.
Professional focus areas have included air measurements, due diligence / M&A, multi-media site investigation, EHS, multidisciplinary remediation projects at scale and programmatic client account management.
Global ESG Business Lead
Craig Riley is an executive advisor with over 20 years of experience in environmental and sustainability management consulting. His work with clients has included ESG strategy, program development, and disclosure, sustainability assessments, climate and energy action planning, and other corporate ESG services. He has led engagements with consultant and in-house teams, ranging from strategic planning to sustainable infrastructure and worked across multiple sectors, from Fortune 250 companies to transportation.
In addition to degrees in Environmental Science and Chemistry, Craig has an MBA with a concentration in sustainable enterprise, is a credentialed LEED AP and has certification in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Prior to joining GHD’s Advisory business, Craig led a sustainability practice for a global professional services business. He has played pivotal roles in the development, assessment, and strategic planning of ESG and sustainability programs and initiatives for his clients, prioritizing value and insight over black box or check-the-box approaches to sustainability.
Market Leader - ESG & Strategic Sustainability
Brett Roberts and his team are at the forefront of integrating digital solutions, products and partnerships into environment, ESG, and sustainability programs. He is charting the path to a Future Environment and Sustainability industry that enables more efficient and impactful ESG outcomes for clients. Brett’s collaborative approach to applying partnerships and innovative technologies accelerates progress for clients towards a zero-carbon economy and achievement of ESG goals. He has applied technologies such as centralized data management systems, advanced data analytics and Artificial Intelligence, data and document mining, Robotic Process Automation, real-time IoT enabled data collection, advanced visualization techniques like Virtual Reality, and developed software solutions to support client environmental and sustainability programs.
Over his 30+ year career, Brett has held numerous executive leadership roles. Since joining GHD in 2020, he has led teams to develop new digital solutions, products, and partnerships. He currently manages several of GHD’s key partnerships with technology companies and is also part of GHD’s Global Sustainability, Resilience and ESG leadership team.
Global Leader - Digital Environment
Hollie Schmidt is the Director of the Resilient + Sustainability Business Advisory at Jacobs. She served as the lead for nature-based solutions at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, following Hurricane Michael, to drive the rebuild to be more resilient, sustainable and smart.
Hollie was a core team member for stakeholder engagement and outreach, program delivery, and multi-disciplinary coordination. She led the infrastructure technical team comprising all disciplines for wet/dry utilities, transportation/mobility, landscape and site layout, nature-based infrastructure, MEP, environmental, architecture, sustainability, resiliency, and SMART systems.
She was also involved in updating the landscape master plan and coastal resilience strategy and closely coordinated with the USACE Engineering Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Engineering With Nature (EWN) program.
Director, Resilient + Sustainability Business Advisory
Chris is a Managing Director with TRANSEARCH International, co-founder of the Chicago office, and Global Practice Leader for Design, Construction, Technology and Environmental. For a quarter of a century, Chris has built TRANSEARCH into a global search leader in the environmental industry, including some prominent CEO & Board placements. He has helped industry leaders understand the motivations, passions, and thought processes of the leaders they hope to attract. Allowing for excellent decisions that deliver outstanding leaders who fit the client’s cultural, team, performance and leadership profiles, thus maximizing success.
Chris has an MBA from the Liautaud School of Business at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Drake University in Economics. His specialties include; Global Executive Search, Human Resources Management, Talent Scouting, Executive Appraisal, Generalist, Succession Planning, Personality Assessment, and Investment Sourcing.
Managing Director & Global Practice Leader: Construction, Design & Environment
Frank is the Chief Executive of the Environment Global Business Line, with more than 7,500 scientists, engineers and support staff serving clients globally. The business provides a full range of environmental and energy consulting, engineering and field services.
Mr. Sweet was appointed to lead the Environment Global Business Line in October 2020 and has been leading the integration of the Environment Business Line in the Americas since August 2018.
Mr. Sweet has held a series of operational and corporate roles including his most recent role leading Delivery Excellence which established the company’s project management systems, training and technical quality programs. Previously he was responsible for AECOM’s Northeast Region of the Americas. Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Sweet led ENSR’s Environment Business in the Americas.
Chief Executive, Environment & Energy Global Business Line