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Sandra Taylor
IWF Washington, DC
President and CEO
Sustainable Business International LLC
Mentor to: Anita Maxwell
Sandra Taylor is president and CEO of Sustainable Business International LLC, a consulting business
that assists companies with environmental and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice,
providing innovative approaches to supply chain sustainability and strategic philanthropy. Previously
Taylor was senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility (CR) at Starbucks Corporation where she
led the strategic direction of all global CR programs, including: ethical and sustainable standards for
procurement of coffee, tea and cocoa; reduction of the company’s environmental footprint
worldwide; publication of CR annual report. Prior to Starbucks Taylor was vice president of global
public affairs for Eastman Kodak Company. She has held senior leadership positions at top-tier
organizations, including vice president of public affairs for ICI Americas Inc. (subsidiary of Imperial
Chemical Industries of UK); she was Legislative Assistant for international trade policy in the US
Senate; and a US Foreign Service Officer. She speaks French. Taylor has been a corporate director
with public companies -- Capella Education Company of Minnesota and D.E. Master Blenders 1753
NV, of the Netherlands. Education: BA, French, Colorado Women’s College; JD Boston University
School of Law; MBA, Wine Management, Bordeaux School of Management in France. She is writing a
book on sustainability in global wine production.