First row, from left: Neha Palmer, Google; Vien Truong, Dream Corps; Christiana Figueres, Mission 2020; Cathy Zoi, EVgo. Second row, from left: Deanna Bratter, Danone; Mary Nichols, CARB; Dawn Lippert, Elemental Excelerator; Lisa Jackson, Apple; Lise Kingo, U.N. Global Compact. Third row, from left: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Congress; Alexandra Palt, L’Oreal; Rose McKinney-James, Energy Works; Janice Lao, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels. Fearless. Authentic. Ethical. Compassionate. Courageous. Search for a definition of the term "badass" in your go-to online resource, and those are a few of the adjectives that bubble to the surface. "For me, badass is determined, a little bit feisty — but not too much — but tenacious," said Sally Uren, CEO of Forum for the Future, a nonprofit focused on inspiring the business model and systemic change need to accelerate the clean economy. "That’s one thing I’ve really learned is that you’ve just got to keep going, and don’t listen when people say, ‘That’s a really bad idea and it will never work.’ To that, I say, ‘Noted.’ And then I’ll go figure out how to do it anyway." While corporate sustainability is one of those rare fields in which many women have risen to high-profile positions in […]

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