Change Agents in Residence

Throughout the year, BGI hosts thought leaders in our Change Agents in Residence (CAIR) program. These industry pioneers are advancing sustainable business practices, researching social and ecological sustainability, and leading organizations for social and economic advocacy.

Featured CAIRs

Winona LaDuke ·

Winona is a Native American activist, environmentalist, economist and writer. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for Vice President as the nominee of the United States Green Party, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader. She is currently the Executive Director of both Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project.

Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist is a global activist, speaker, and award-winning author of The Soul of Money. She is the Co-Founder of The Pachamama Alliance with her husband, Bill Twist, and is co-creator of the global media campaign “Four Years. Go.” Lynne serves as President of the Soul of Money Institute in San Francisco and is principal consultant to the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

Kim Jordan

Kim co-founded the New Belgium Brewing Company in 1991.  She currently serves as its CEO and President, directing New Belgium’s branding, organizational development and sales.  Kim is a Member of Colorado Governor Bill Ritter’s Renewable Energy Authority Board, Vice Chair of the 1% for the Planet Board, Director on the Brewers Association Board, and Ex Officio Board Member for the Beer Institute.

Adam Lowry

Adam co-founded Method Products and works as its Chief Greenskeeper. Previously, Adam worked as a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution, developing software products for the modeling of climate change. 
Adam has been honored as one of Vanity Fair’s Global Citizens and by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as Man of the Year for his pioneering work on sustainable business and product design. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

Robert Egger

Robert Egger is the Founder and President of the DC Central Kitchen. Robert has been honored by the NonProfit Times as one of the “50 Most Powerful and Influential Non-profit Leaders” in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He is the recipient of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award.  Robert’s book on the non-profit sector, Begging for Change, received the 2005 McAdam Prize for Best Nonprofit Management Book from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

Recent CAIRs

June 2012

Lynne Twist
Found of Pachamama Alliance ·

April 2012

David Hoffman
CEO of Sitnasuak Native Corporation ·

Subodh Das
Founder and CEO of Phinix, LLC ·

Hunter Lovins
President of Natural Capitalism Solutions ·

March 2012

Bryan Welch
Publisher and Managing Editor of Ogden Publications ·

David M. Johnson, Ed.D.
CEO of Navos Mental Health Systems ·


David Allen
Principle and Executive Vice-President of McKinstry ·

Kevin Butt
General Manager/Chief Environmental Officer of Environmental/Safety Engineering at Toyota North America


Mary Waldner (Chairman) and Dale Rodrigues (CEO and President)
Mary’s Gone Crackers ·

Mary Armstrong
VP of Environment, Health and Safety for the Boeing Company ·


Shainoor Khoja
Managing Director of Roshan Corporate Social Responsibility ·

David Hoffman
CEO of Sitnasuak Native Corporation ·

David Williams
CEO of ShoreBank Pacific for over ten years


John Perkins
Activist, Ex-Economic Hit Man and New York Times Bestselling Author ·

Joel Solomon
Chairman of Renewal2 Investment Fund ·
CEO of Renewal Partners Company ·

Barbara “b.g.” Nabors-Glass
VP of Job Training and Education at Seattle Goodwill ·