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Kevin Hagen

VP, Environment, Social & Governance Strategy
Iron Mountain Inc.

Kevin Hagen is Vice President Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Strategy at Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) the global leader in storage and information management services with $4B in sales operating over 1400 facilities in 56 countries.

Kevin and his team serve as advisors and internal consultants to global leaders and business units to develop and implement sustainable business strategies that address a wide range of ESG issues such as environment and Climate footprint, human rights, ESG reporting, corporate philanthropy and community engagement. Recent highlights include joining the RE100, committing to set Science Based Targets for carbon reduction and scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Right Campaign workplace equity scorecard. Iron Mountain is committed to collaboration on ESG issues and is active with organizations such as the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), the Future of Internet Power working group and the ESG Council at Nareit. Kevin serves on a number of professional sustainability advisory boards including Sustainable Brands, Net Impact and the UW Tacoma Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility. He is a frequent speaker, guest lecturer and has authored or contributed to numerous articles and papers on sustainable business strategy and implementation. Over a 30 year career spanning Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial organizations in the US and Europe he has held leadership roles in product development, marketing, sales and business strategy. Prior to joining Iron Mountain, he led sustainable business strategy at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). Kevin is based in Seattle, WA and received a BS from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY with a background in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Presidio Graduate School.

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How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success
How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success

Business Case / When companies make bold commitments to sustainability, we all win. Here, we share lessons learned and ongoing challenges from three very different corporate sustainability journeys — to show others on the front lines that they are not alone. - 1 year ago

#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There
#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There

New Metrics / Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share their latest tools and findings regarding measuring the risks and impacts of previously unmeasured forms of value, the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business. - 5 years ago

Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18
Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18

Press Release / The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 8th annual New Metrics conference. Over 300 global executives from brands like Nike, Salesforce, and Eileen Fisher are convening to unveil cutting-edge corporate practices that measure and quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial and business value. - 5 years ago

Sustainable Brands Delivers Insight on How to Build Better Sustainability Metrics
Sustainable Brands Delivers Insight on How to Build Better Sustainability Metrics

Press Release / Danone, Global Reporting Initiative, SAP, PepsiCo speaking at New Metrics ‘18 about creating and measuring new forms of value SAN FRANCISCO, September 26, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® reveals program, networking and activity highlights for its upcoming conference: New Metrics 2018. Nearly 400 business executives will convene October 29-31 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel for a conversation on the ROI of Sustainable Business and smarter, more accurate, and more inclusive business metrics that generate value for all stakeholders. - 5 years ago

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SB Brand Transformation Roadmap to Help Companies on Journey to True Sustainability
SB Brand Transformation Roadmap to Help Companies on Journey to True Sustainability

Collaboration / Yesterday at SB'18 Vancouver, Kevin Hagen — VP of Environment, Social and Governance Strategy at Iron Mountain — and Dimitar Vlahov, Director of Content Development at Sustainable Brands (SB), offered a sneak peek at the SB Brand Transformation Roadmap (SM). Built for an executive audience, the first-of-its-kind Roadmap is a framework any organization can use as a compass towards setting goals and measuring progress towards becoming a truly "sustainable brand." - 5 years ago

Sustainable Brands Launches Self-Assessment Tool for Brands Navigating Sustainability
Sustainable Brands Launches Self-Assessment Tool for Brands Navigating Sustainability

Press Release / The SB Brand Transformation RoadmapSM launches today at SB’18 Vancouver as a pioneering self-assessment tool that provides a comprehensive process plan for continuous improvement in sustainability. A first of its kind, it is specifically designed for mainstream brands and businesses who are navigating their journey towards more sustainable business practices. - 5 years ago

Sustainable Brands Gathers Global Brand Innovation Leaders at SB’18 Vancouver
Sustainable Brands Gathers Global Brand Innovation Leaders at SB’18 Vancouver

Press Release / Sustainable Brands kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands '18 Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre West in Vancouver, British Columbia. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 33+ countries are attending the conference and Activation Hub. - 5 years ago

Sustainable Brands Announces Full Conference Program for SB’18 Vancouver
Sustainable Brands Announces Full Conference Program for SB’18 Vancouver

Press Release / Target, P&G, REI, Danone and Google among companies confirmed to showcase how brands are redesigning products and services for The Good Life SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced full program details for SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference will convene more than 3,000 senior executives, top brand strategists and leading sustainability practitioners to discover how brands can update their products and services to prepare for a changing economy. - 5 years ago

The Roadmap Series, Phase V: The Sustainability End Game
The Roadmap Series, Phase V: The Sustainability End Game

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / The roadmap series details the Hagen-Wilhelm change matrix, a tool to accelerate adoption and maximize the benefits of sustainable business thinking. This model builds on the work of many thinkers, leaders and researchers who have identified five stages that companies pass through on the way from today’s conventional thinking (Phase I) to a more sustainable future where business thrives by solving some of the world’s biggest problems. - 8 years ago

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The Roadmap Series, Phase IV: Taking Sustainability to Scale
The Roadmap Series, Phase IV: Taking Sustainability to Scale

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / This series has been taking a dive into the five phases of sustainable business described in the Hagen-Wilhelm change matrix published in Making Sustainability Stick. We want to offer a roadmap for those working to change business from inside large organizations. By capturing and sharing over a decade of experience implementing these ideas, hopefully we can help accelerate success. - 8 years ago

The Roadmap Series, Phase III: From Personality to Process
The Roadmap Series, Phase III: From Personality to Process

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / Almost every company I have known to start down a formal path of sustainable business strategy has had the benefit of a passionate advocate for change. - 8 years ago

The Roadmap Series, Phase II: The First Big Step
The Roadmap Series, Phase II: The First Big Step

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / It’s been 26 years since the Brundtland Report, 25 years since Karl-Henrik Robèrt launched The Natural Step, and it was 16 years ago that John Elkington coined the term “triple bottom line.” These landmark works and many that followed have helped build a deep body of literature and casework that we can draw from as we try to implement sustainable business strategy today. - 8 years ago

The Roadmap Series: We All Start at Stage I
The Roadmap Series: We All Start at Stage I

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / OK, I hear you. The change chart is pretty busy, but there’s a lot packed into this infographic. In the first post in the series, I highlight the key curves: The blue value & profitability curve shows that companies will be more successful as they adopt sustainable business thinking. - 8 years ago

A Sustainable Business Roadmap: The Hagen-Wilhelm Chart for Change
A Sustainable Business Roadmap: The Hagen-Wilhelm Chart for Change

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / In his recent book, Making Sustainability Stick, Kevin Wilhelm offers a wealth of insight, experience and tools to help individuals and organizations deliver more business value by adding environmental and social parameters to their business strategy. By taking a look from the inside at the work of pioneering companies such as Starbucks and REI, the book shares some of the key things that have contributed to - 8 years ago

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What I Learned About Sustainability At REI, Part 5: Systems Over Silos
What I Learned About Sustainability At REI, Part 5: Systems Over Silos

This is the fifth of five posts in the series about what I learned in my time leading sustainable business strategy at REI (read part one). It was a privilege to be part of a significant transformation at the co-op and I hope sharing these posts will help others accelerate their efforts, or at least avoid the same errors. - 10 years ago

What I Learned About Sustainability at REI, Part 4: Innovation Over Trade-Offs
What I Learned About Sustainability at REI, Part 4: Innovation Over Trade-Offs

Organizational Change / This is the fourth in a series of posts on things Kevin Hagen learned while leading Corporate Social Responsibility at REI for the past seven years (read parts one, - 10 years ago

What I Learned About Sustainability At REI, Part 3: Incremental vs. Breakthrough Changes
What I Learned About Sustainability At REI, Part 3: Incremental vs. Breakthrough Changes

Organizational Change / This is the third in a series of posts on things I learned while leading Corporate Social Responsibility at REI for the past seven years (read parts one and two).I’m often asked if incremental improvements can really lead to sustainable business outcomes. In my experience leading sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts at REI the answer is: yes and no. It all depends on what happens next. - 10 years ago

What I Learned About Sustainability At REI, Part 2: Metrics Over Intuition
What I Learned About Sustainability At REI, Part 2: Metrics Over Intuition

New Metrics / This is the second in a series of posts on things I learned while leading Corporate Social Responsibility at REI for the past seven years (read part one). - 10 years ago

What I Learned About Sustainability at REI, Part 1: Abundance Over Scarcity
What I Learned About Sustainability at REI, Part 1: Abundance Over Scarcity

Leadership / After seven years of working on sustainable business at REI, I am taking some time to reflect and share some of the things I learned. My time at the co-op was a wonderful personal and professional experience, a kind of perfect storm of opportunity: an engaged employee base, a motivated and inspirational leadership, a co-op business model with enthusiastic members all wrapped in a brand and industry position that leveraged $2B in sales well beyond its footprint. - 10 years ago

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