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Our Advisory Panel

To ensure that we continue to live up to the highest standards, we've asked a few of our most respected member-bloggers to serve as an advisory panel for the site. They were selected for the outstanding quality of their work, their expertise across the spectrum of disciplines that make up our community, and most of all for their commitment to the ideals that drive us: inclusiveness, balance, community and civility.

Watch for original, exclusive posts from our advisory panel members. They'll enliven our podcast series, appear in our webinars, and cover events for us as the opportunities arise. And we look to them to be advocates for the community-at-large as well, keeping us focused on our mission as we expand, and making sure we don't forget...

Ted Coine Ted
@tedcoine on Twitter
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Ted Coiné is one of the most influential business leaders on Twitter, with a following of over 100,000 and growing rapidly. His blog,, focuses on leadership, culture, customer service, and the effect of Social Media on the business world – the same themes that inform his next book, Catalyst. Ted's exclusive series here on SBF focuses on Sustainable Leadership: the essential ingredient of successful business in this exciting new century. A new Sustainable Leadership post appears every-other Friday. An inspirational speaker, Ted is author of "Five-Star Customer Service" (2005) and "Spoil ’Em Rotten!" (2007). Prior to writing his first book, Ted was founder and CEO of Coiné Language School, a B2B company he brought from his living room to a $10 million valuation in four years by focusing relentlessly on customer service.
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Richard Crespin Richard
@rjcrespin on Twitter

Successful entrepreneur and business community organizer working with executives to transform their businesses for greater effectiveness. Helps companies obtain independent information and insight on transforming the Corporate Responsibility function.

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Marc Gunther Marc
Marc Gunther is a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine who writes and speaks about business and sustainability.
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Kimberly Knickle Kimberly
@kimknickle on Twitter
As a practice director, Kimberly Knickle is responsible for research and analysis of business and IT issues related to the asset-oriented value chain (AOVC), which includes manufacturers in chemicals, pulp & paper, metals, and downstream oil & gas. In addition, she manages the Emerging Agenda practice area, which focuses on hot topics that are rapidly becoming critical priorities for manufacturers such as environmental sustainability; RFID, sensors and M2M; and establishing presence in emerging markets. Ms. Knickle also supports research in the supply chain and the consumer packaged goods industry. Ms. Knickle regularly contributes to the sustainability blog on the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community ( and tweets (@kimknickle) about business and IT issues relevant to asset-oriented manufacturers, as well as sustainability, RFID, and more. Prior to joining IDC in 2006, Ms. Knickle served as an independent consultant specializing in business and information technology (IT) strategy and held senior positions at industry analyst firms including AMR Research, Hurwitz Group, Inc., and Charles River Strategies. As research director at AMR Research, she was well recognized as an industry thought leader in Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). Earlier in her career, Ms. Knickle held various roles in marketing, engineering and executive management at companies such as Entre Computer Center, Boston Center for Computer Applications, and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Knickle has more than 20 years of experience in market research and the IT industry. In addition to regularly speaking at industry conferences, Ms. Knickle is a highly regarded source for the news media on IT issues in business, with coverage from BusinessWeek, ComputerWorld, and Information Week. She is a graduate of Boston University's School of Management, where she earned her MBA degree. She also holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
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Dave Meyer Dave
@drmeyer1 on Twitter
Dave Meyer Founder/Principal of ValueStream Performance Advisors. His principal focus has been to advise public and private organizations on developing and implementing practical sustainability solutions. His international business advisory expertise in the public and private sector has led to award-winning program recognition, leveraged regulatory compliance risks, optimized organizational effectiveness, and upstream value creation in highly competitive global markets. Specialties include: Environmental Sustainability Strategy/Best Practices, Sustainable Supply Chain/Logistics Mgt , Upstream Value Mapping, Business Case Evaluation, ISO 14001-based Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Performance and Metrics, OHSAS 18001, Multi-media EHS Compliance, Policy and Permitting, Climate Change Management, Governance & Policy.
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Derek Wong Derek
@carbon49 on Twitter
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A recognized expert at Sustainable Cities by Siemens, ShareGreen by Walmart, Carbon Economy Summit, Earth Day Canada, and a member on the advisory board of Sustainable Business Forum, Derek helps businesses on sustainability strategy and execution. See more posts like this on his blog Carbon49.

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