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Sandy Skees

EVP/Global Lead Innovation & Impact Practice
Porter Novelli

Sandy brings more than 25 years of management consulting and strategic communications experience to Porter Novelli. She believes there is power in leveraging purpose as a platform that helps companies, their employees, customers and investors create a regenerative and equitable world. She aligns purpose, sustainability and ESG (Environment, Social, Governance), DEI and social justice programs with compelling communications. Over the years, her work with corporations, nonprofits, and NGOs has been focused on LGBTQ and racial equity issues, climate crisis, recycling and waste, renewable energy, supply chain, and human rights issues.

A few of her clients: CVSHealth, Visa, Dicks Sporting Goods, LL Bean, Abercrombie & Fitch, Keurig Dr Pepper, Smithfield Foods, Liberty Energy, JUST Water, Equinix, Samsung, OXO, Carton Council, Cradle to Cradle’s Fashion Positive Initiative, and EcoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow climate initiative for faith-based communities. She sits on numerous boards including Sustainable Brands (currently as Chair), the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and is an Advisory Board member of The Diversity Center. She is a seasoned speaker on brand, messaging and sustainability/ESG and DEI strategy. Awarded 2021 Purposeful Agency Pro / PRWeek Pronouns: She/Her

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Regenerating Local: Starting Small to Build Exponential Shared Value
Regenerating Local: Starting Small to Build Exponential Shared Value

Walking the Talk / This week at SB’23 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and collaboration opportunities aimed at building a regenerative future for all. Here, our opening-night keynotes highlight the first of many examples this week of businesses creating benefits on the ground. - 8 months ago

‘Yes, and ...’: A Framework for an Uncertain Future
‘Yes, and ...’: A Framework for an Uncertain Future

The Next Economy / For businesses navigating the coronavirus, prospects are daunting in this liminal space. While many are navigating the current “new normal” well by taking each daily (hourly) change one at a time, some are starting to look past now through the power of “yes-and” thinking. - 4 years ago