Rebecca Calahan Klein

Chief Operating Officer and Innovation Hub Director for Greenhealth Management

Rebecca is a lifelong social entrepreneur, focused on developing sustainable business strategies for leading global companies, and building social enterprises. Rebecca has served as a sustainable business consultant for companies including Alcan, Clif Bar, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Johnson and Johnson, Levi Strauss and Company, Nike, Nordstrom and Target. She has built and scaled sustainability focused non-profits including Businesses for Social Responsibility, Organic Exchange™, and 1% for the Planet. At Organic Exchange she helped create a $4 billion market for organic cotton products, by aggregating demand from large brands and retailers including Nordstrom, Nike, Patagonia, Marks & Spencer, Target, H&M, C&A and Walmart, and helping them create committed, transparent, fair and sustainable value chains with hundreds of manufacturing partners and more than 250,000 organic cotton farmers around the world.

She served as a policy advisor to Governors Bruce Babbitt of Arizona and Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts. Rebecca graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Finance, and graduated with a Master’s In Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Thursday 20th October

Afternoon plenary: Transforming markets through healthcare procurement

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