Sandra Taylor, J.D.
Hometown: Washington DC
Joined Chatham: 2018
ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST
Environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable agriculture, social justice, ethical leadership, women's entrepreneurship, economic development in Africa, French language, business studies
PERSONAL AREAS OF INTEREST
Viticulture, wine, food, cuisine, travel, photography, women's property rights in Africa
Sandra E. Taylor is an internationally recognized expert in corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability in supply chains, and corporate philanthropy. Currently she is president and CEO of Sustainable Business International LLC, a consulting business she founded that assists companies at various stages of environmental and corporate responsibility practice. In addition, she is the Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Previously Sandra held executive roles with Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, Washington leading global Corporate Responsibility; Eastman Kodak Company where she led global public affairs and corporate citizenship; as well as government service with the US State Department early in her career. She speaks French. Sandra has a lifelong passion for wine, has studied wine extensively for many years and completed the French Wine Scholars course in 2010. She is a member of the prestigious Magnum Club, based in Europe, composed of women leaders in the global wine business, including winery owners, wine distributors, writers and critics, importers, and retailers, who strive to support and inspire women in the industry worldwide. Her first book, The Business of Sustainable Wine, was published July 1, 2017. She is a columnist for Wine Review Online and a frequent public speaker on various topics related to sustainability and leadership in the wine business. She serves on boards of community and social service organizations including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Landesa, supporting land rights for the poor, and Island Press. Sandra has a BA degree in French from Colorado Women’s College, JD from Boston University School of Law and MBA in Wine Management from Bordeaux School of Management in France.
- BA, Colorado Women's College (Denver, CO); JD, Boston University School of Law (Boston, MA), 1975; MBA, Kedge Business School (Bordeaux, France), 2012