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About the authors

  • Karen Newman

    Karen Newman serves as a consultant for the United Nations, working on the Sustainable Development Goals as part of UNDP, UNDOCO, and UNCDF, focusing on communication and outreach with new partners and unique industry sectors. She has also worked at ECOSOC exclusively on the Partnership Forum and related programs linked to the Post 2015 Agenda. Prior to this she was the senior communications consultant for UNDP's Business Call to Action.
  • Cara Smyth

    Cara Smyth is the vice president of Glasgow Caledonian New York College, the first international institution of higher education in the United States to receive degree granting authority, and founder of the renown Fair Fashion Center. With the unique mission to facilitate the incorporation of sustainable practices into fashion, the FFC is proving the business case for sustainability by turning global issues into industry opportunities. In her role bridging the industry, academia and a sustainable future, she now serves on the sustainability advisory council for MarieClaire, is a board member for Glasgow Caledonian University, Sing for Hope, and a Tribeca disrupter.