Panel: Planning for the Future of Sustainability: What are the Five Big Things We Need to Talk About?
  • Climate Action: How can our organizations contribute to addressing and mitigating the impact of climate change, with a focus on reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to sustainable energy sources?
  • Technological Innovation: How can we best leverage technological advancements to achieve our sustainability goals, particularly in clean energy, data-driven conservation, and fostering collaborations?
  • Circular Economy: In transitioning from a linear to a circular approach, what initiatives can best promote sustainable production and consumption, reduce waste, and encourage the recycling of resources?
  • Social Responsibility and Equity: Sustainability efforts must be inclusive and consider social aspects. As leaders, how can we best promote diversity and inclusion within our organizations, as well as ensuring that their sustainability initiatives we advance benefit communities and address social inequalities?
  • Policy and Regulation: We are in the midst of navigating a complex and still-evolving landscape of regulations and policies. How should we best advocate for supportive policies, keep our organizations complaint with existing regulations, and stay informed about current and future legal frameworks?


Evan van Hook
Chief Sustainability Officer

D. Evan van Hook is Viridi’s Chief Sustainability Officer.  From 2004 to 2023 Evan was CSO of Honeywell International, leading that Company’s 93% decarbonization of its facilities and operations during that period.  He is a graduate of Yale Law School, and is both a former partner at the law firm Sidley & Austin and Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.  He has taught International Environmental Law at Columbia Law School and lectured at the United Nations ITR, and was a credentialed observer at UN FCCC COP 23, COP 24 and COP 28.  He has authored numerous articles on environmental topics, and is the co-author of International Environmental Law: A Case Study Analysis (Routledge 2019).


Marie Merle Caekebeke
Sustainability Executive – Strategic Engagement
Baker Hughes

Marie Merle Caekebeke is Sustainability Executive – Strategic Engagement for Baker Hughes. In her current role, she leads internal and external stakeholder engagement and knowledge management efforts focused on accelerating sustainable progress across the energy industry. Marie is the executive lead of various enterprise-wide initiatives including Baker Hughes’ emission-reduction global program called Carbon Out.

Marie joined Baker Hughes after almost two decades of experience in the energy sector. Most recently, she was the Global Director of ESG performance and engagement at Schlumberger and recognized among 25 Influential Women in Energy in 2021 by Hart Energy. She held various leadership roles at Schlumberger across businesses and functions including in Mergers & Acquisitions, Service Quality, Corporate Communication, and Sustainability.

Marie is on the University of Houston’s Industrial Advisory Board for the Consortium for Energy Corporate Social Responsibility and is the current ESG committee chair of the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. She holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Trinity University, and a business sustainability management certification from the University of Cambridge. Originally French, Marie has an international background and is currently based in Houston. 

Janelle Meyers
Chief Sustainability Officer

Janelle Meyers has 20+ years of experience enhancing economic, environmental and social performance of global value chains, products and services.

Today, Janelle Meyers is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Kellanova. Prior to joining Kellanova, Janelle was the Chief Sustainability Officer of The Kellogg Company. Prior to that role, Janelle held several roles in Global Procurement, including leading Kellogg’s Global Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Diversity and Responsible Sourcing programs.

Before joining Kellogg, Janelle spent 11 years with Walmart in Merchandising and the Corporate Sustainability team. And five years in International Finance and Brand Management with General Motors.

Born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. She and her husband, Eric, reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and have two children.

Page Motes
VP, Sustainability & Impact
The Hertz Corporation

Page serves as Vice President, Sustainability & Impact for The Hertz Corporation.  Page and her team are responsible for the global environmental and social impact strategy, priorities and key programs. She also chairs the Sustainability Disclosure Committee which drives cross-functional executive oversight related to voluntary and mandatory reporting.

Page also leads the Hertz Electrifies program, a strategic public-private partnership between Hertz and cities across the country aimed at accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, cultivating the automotive technician workforce of the future and creating economic opportunity and environmental benefits across communities.

Prior to this role, Page spent 14 years with a global technology company in leadership roles spanning sustainability, compliance and ethics, preceded by an additional 15 years in sales and consulting.

Jeannie Renne-Malone
VP Global Sustainability
VF Corporation

Jeannie Renné-Malone leads global sustainability at VF Corporation, overseeing all aspects of VF’s sustainability strategy across its operations and supply chain, as well as sustainability and ESG reporting. Renné-Malone has extensive experience in the development and implementation of sustainability goals and strategies, stakeholder engagement, and tracking and reporting of sustainability/ESG results. At VF, she has led various strategic initiatives, including the development of VF’s Science-Based Targets roadmap and its Green Bond Framework, which resulted in the first green bond issuance in the apparel and footwear industry. Under her leadership, VF has integrated circular design, sustainable materials and innovation across its portfolio of brands from farm to cradle, reducing energy, waste, carbon emissions and water usage, encouraging regenerative farming practices and embedding renewable energy and sustainability priorities across its operations and supply chain. 

 Renné-Malone has an MA in International Finance and Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, a BA in Spanish from the University of Washington, and holds several sustainability certifications. She sits on several committees and boards for environmental and industry organizations and is a Red Cross Board Member. She is fluent in Spanish.