Speaker Profile

Nate Springer

Manager, Advisory Services

Business for Social Responsibility

Nate is a sustainable business leader who creates value from climate action. He leads two of BSR’s green freight initiatives and manages climate strategy and supply chain projects for Fortune 500 companies.

He set science-based targets for Walmart and led BSR’s Future of Fuels team to launch the Sustainable Fuel Buyers’ Principles, now with 17 company signatories. As manager of the Clean Cargo Working Group, he oversees best-practice sharing, data collection, and supply chain engagement with 50 companies representing 85 percent of the ocean container shipping industry. He also designed BSR’s approach for companies to assess renewable energy opportunities globally and develop corporate climate strategies that engage their suppliers in emissions-reductions.

Nate has more than 15 years of experience in sustainability and stakeholder engagement, including with the Peace Corps. He holds an M.B.A. with Honors and M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Willamette University. He is fluent in Spanish.

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