ARIZONA, USA – August 25, 2014 – The Sustainability Consortium® is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila Bonini to the position of chief executive officer, effective September 8.

Bonini brings a wealth of sustainability expertise well-suited to TSC’s mission. Her work in Europe, South America and the United States gives her the breadth of experience needed to secure TSC’s place as the go-to organization on product sustainability globally.

Bonini will be joining TSC after more than 15 years with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where she served as senior expert consultant and co-leader of the company’s Sustainability Transformation Service. Her work at McKinsey & Company focused on the link between social and environmental impact and financial value creation. Her advisory experience cuts across sectors and includes sustainability strategy, regulatory strategy, supply chains and products. Prior experience includes investment banking at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, as well as positions with the Hewlett Foundation and Stanford’s Center for Social Innovation.

Bonini is familiar with TSC, having served in a leadership capacity as a consultant in 2011 and, more recently, as lead on collaborative research work. Independently, Bonini has also led research collaborations with the World Wildlife Fund, the Carbon Disclosure Project and other TSC members. Bonini replaces Kara Hurst, who is joining, Inc. as their sustainability lead.

“Sheila is widely acknowledged as a world-class expert in sustainability. Her vast experience advising businesses on sustainability strategy and her knowledge of the marketplace make Sheila an ideal leader of The Sustainability Consortium as it continues to develop and implement cutting-edge, science-based tools for measuring the sustainability of consumer products. Sheila is simply the right person at the right time,” said Rob Melnick, executive director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University and member of TSC’s Board.

Jon Johnson, TSC chairman of the board and co-academic director, expressed the enthusiasm of TSC’s Board and staff. “Sheila’s experience, knowledge and relationships in the corporate sustainability world and as a consultant to NGOs make her an ideal candidate. The extensive work she has done in the recent past for TSC makes it a perfect fit. I could not be more pleased to have her taking over leadership.”

Bonini commented, “I am thrilled to join TSC in this leadership role and help advance sustainable consumer goods globally. When you assess the impact of consumption and consumer goods across the value chain, the size of the opportunity is immense. The power of TSC is bringing together the right constellation of players – the best of corporate, NGO, civil society and research – to find the right answers, drive impact and make a better planet.”