Leah Haygood


Founder & President



Leah Haygood, founder and President of BuzzWord, Inc., has more than 25 years of experience leading sustainability strategy, reporting an engagement projects for major U.S. and international companies. Leah began work in the corporate sector as director of environmental planning and programs for Waste Management, Inc., where she led the development of the company’s pioneering public environmental reports. Leah has remained involved in cutting-edge developments in communications and transparency ever since.

After leaving Waste Management, Leah began a successful solo practice that grew into sustainability strategy and reporting consultancy BuzzWord, Inc. Leah has also worked with BSR and was a project director with the RESOLVE Program on Environmental Dispute Resolution at the World Wildlife Fund. Leah is a graduate of Barnard College and holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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