Tensie Whelan

Tensie Whelan, currently Clinical Professor of Business and Society, and Director, Center for Sustainable Business at New York University Stern School of Business, has 25 years of experience working  n local, national and international environmental and sustainability issues. As President of the Rainforest Alliance, she built the organization from a $4.5 million to $50 million budget, transforming the engagement of business with sustainability, recruiting 5,000 companies in more than 60 countries to work with Rainforest Alliance. Tensie has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics, and was the Citi Fellow in Leadership and Ethics at NYU Stern in 2015 and has served on numerous nonprofit boards and corporate advisory boards.