In honor of Earth Day, we are thrilled to unveil the ESG 50 for 2023. This list was compiled through a rigorous nomination process that included recommendations from peers, industry influencers, technology vendors, analysts, and reference checks. The exceptional individuals who made the cut are paving the way for a sustainable future.

Comprised of the most accomplished environmental, social, and governance executives, the ESG 50 is a prestigious list recognizing leaders championing pragmatic ESG strategies. Each executive has demonstrated excellence in developing and implementing innovative business models, leveraging emerging technologies, and leading with integrity and empathy. These individuals are driving change in their organizations and beyond, making a positive impact on the world through their commitment to sustainability and responsible leadership.

Our committee sought out ESG 50 leaders using technologies including, but not limited to, ESG-related metrics reporting, analysis, and planning as well as enablement solutions supporting sustainable business practices.  

  • “E” solutions address carbon, water, waste management and material sourcing.
  • “S” solutions address diversity, equity, inclusion, labor relations and community relations.
  • “G” solutions examine leadership and board governance, risk, compliance, audits, internal controls, and stakeholder rights.

The 2023 ESG 50 by Constellation celebrates individuals striking a balance between driving profits and promoting sustainability efforts. The ESG 50 honorees come from a diverse range of industries, including entertainment, financial services, healthcare, higher education, public sector, retail, sports, and more. These exceptional executives not only demonstrate excellence in their respective fields but are making a significant impact on the world around them. As a reward for their achievements, the selected executives will enjoy substantive benefits and a coveted invitation to join the Constellation Executive Network as VIP members.

Congratulations to these top executives:

  • Jim Andrew, EVP, Chief Sustainability Officer at PepsiCo
  • Andre Argenton, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of EH&S at Dow
  • Angela Baker, Chief Sustainability Officer at Qualcomm
  • Deborah Bleisblatt, Head of Global Sustainability at Intuit
  • Laney Brown, VP, Sustainability at Avangrid
  • Judy Brown, SVP Corporate Affairs at Amgen
  • Henri Bruxelles, Chief Sustainability & Strategic Business Development Officer at Danone
  • Richard Bynum, EVP & Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at PNC Financial Services 
  • Paul Camuti, EVP & Chief Technology, Strategy & Sustainability Officer at Trane Technologies
  • Adam Ciongoli, EVP, General Counsel & Chief Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility & Governance Officer at Campbell Soup Company
  • Leslie Clements, Corporate Social Responsibility & ESG Leader at Humana
  • Michael Cook, Director of ESG & Sustainability at American Express
  • Matt Cooper, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Head of ESG at Capital One Financial Corp.
  • Stephen Crawford, EVP, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer at Eastman Company
  • Ed Daniels, Director, Strategy, Sustainability & Corp. Relations at Shell
  • Tim Dunn, Director, Environmental Affairs at Best Buy
  • Lisa Ekstrand, VP Sustainability at Vestas Wind Systems
  • Peggy Foran, Chief Governance Officer at Prudential Financial
  • John Frank, Chief Public Affiars Officer at Illumina
  • Cassandra Garber, VP ESG at Dell Technologies
  • Leigh Horner, VP, Global Sustainability & Corp. Communications at The Hershey Company
  • David Huck, Director, Sustainability at Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Garrett Jackson, Vice President, ESG & EHS at Devon Energy
  • Karen Jarmoc, Director, Sustainability at Allstate Corp.
  • Santhosh Jayaram, Global Head – Sustainability at HCL Technologies
  • Tori Kaplan, Chief ESG & CSR Officer at Truist
  • Kari Knight Stevens, SVP, Corporate Secretary and Chief Counsel, The Cigna Group
  • Michael Kobori, Chief Sustainability Officer at Starbucks
  • Ida Krabek, Senior Director, Head of Global Sustainability at Orsted
  • Nancy Mahon, SVP, Global Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability at The Estee Lauder Companies
  • James McCall, Chief Sustainability Officer at HP Inc.
  • Claire McCarthy, Global Director, Sustainability & EHS at Keysight Technologies
  • Katie McGinty, VP & Chief Sustainability & External Relations Officer at Johnson Controls International
  • Kathy Mulvany, Senior Director, ESG / Global Impact at ServiceNow
  • Sandy Nessing, VP & Chief Sustainability Officer at American Electric Power
  • Kevin Ng, Manager, Global Energy & Sustainability at NVIDIA
  • Amanda Nusz, SVP, Corporate Responsibility at Target
  • Kathleen Price, Environmental Sustainability Risk Executive at Ally Financial
  • Josh Raglin, Chief Sustainability Officer at Norfolk Southern
  • Ben Ratner, Executive Director, Sustainability at JPMorgan Chase
  • Neil Rees, VP & Head of ESG Programs at Agilent Technologies
  • Jon Richter, Chief Sustainability Officer at MetLife
  • Dr. James Robey, EVP, Global Head of Environmental Sustainability at Capgemini
  • Joe Speicher, VP, ESG & Impact at Autodesk
  • Mike Train, SVP & Chief Sustainability Officer at Emerson Electric
  • Hélène Valade, Group Environmental Development Director at LVMH
  • Chaitra Vedullapalli, Cofounder & President at Women In Cloud
  • Beth Whited, EVP, Sustainability & Strategy at Union Pacific
  • Brigitta Witt, VP of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at T-Mobile
  • Jennifer Zachary, EVP & General Counsel at Merck

For more details about the listed executives, click here.