As the Director of Sustainability & Mission at Simple Mills, Skonberg leads the company’s strategy to advance human and planetary health through intentional product design and ingredient sourcing partnerships. She brings to the product innovation process a keen eye toward ecosystem health and economic resilience in farming communities, connecting consumer insights with farmer insights to design products that benefit all nodes of the supply system. Prior to Simple Mills, Skonberg held multiple roles at General Mills, including leading sustainability for Annie’s, Cascadian Farm, and Muir Glen, and managing company-wide regenerative agriculture impact reporting initiatives. While at SCS Global Services, she coordinated the Starbucks responsible coffee sourcing verification program in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. As Director of Operations at the Good Food Foundation, she led production for the Good Food Awards, a national recognition program for leading-edge food businesses committed to positive social and environmental impact. Skonberg holds degrees in Agricultural Science and Brazilian Studies from Brown University, and a MS in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
Track: Regenerative Operations & Supply Chain
Evolving operations and supply chains to a regenerative approach requires integrating these concepts at the product design and sourcing stages. This panel will address topics including circular design, regenerative agriculture, and nature-based... see more