Bonnie Nixon has served in many high profile positions at the global forefront of a new low carbon economy focusing on business model transformation, environmental restoration, and social regeneration. Her passion for all living beings and future generations is evident in everything Bonnie does. Today you will find her focused on creating shared prosperity models in the blockchain, empowering disenfranchised communities, and bringing cutting edge innovations and technologies to education, crypto-conscious startups and YOU.
For 30+ years Bonnie has been the trusted advisor to many leaders who run the world's most recognizable brands. A courageous catalyst for change, Bonnie was a key driver of multi-stakeholder initiatives that served to scale global impact and effect real change; such as, the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, the European Global e-Sustainability Initiative, Business Leaders in Human Rights, Sustainable Brands and Sustainable Silicon Valley. She leads complex and controversial dialogues and programs for Collaborative Consortia, multi-national Fortune 500 corporations, academia as well as government and non-governmental sectors. She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Responsible Sourcing Network.
Today, Ms. Nixon is brought in as a senior advisor, coach and facilitator, and keynote presenter at the world’s leading forums for worldwide environmental advancement and social change. Today she is the Director of Sustainability for the Long Beach Container Terminal at the Port of Long Beach.
Education has always been paramount and a priority for Bonnie as she pursued a Masters in Learning Technologies in 2015 and 2016 and is currently at the tail end of a PhD at Pepperdine University in Global Leadership & Change. She also teaches Sustainable Supply Chain at Harvard University, UCLA and Presidio in San Francisco. Having served as Senior Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley, Resident Scholar at Stanford University and Faculty Member at Presidio’s Sustainability MBA, the CA College of Arts’ Sustainable Design MBA and for Pepperdine's Social Entrepreneurship and Change Council, she is committed to helping the next generations embrace the “Science and Communications of Sustainability.” Most recently, Bonnie has worked as a global leader in ERM's Impact Assessment and Performance Auditing and Assurance Practices. In this role, Bonnie provided strategy, verification, reporting and communication systems to clients in a broad range of industries and driven necessary change in the categories of human rights, health, safety, water, waste and energy issues. At BonnEco, Bonnie creates Full Materials Disclosure Programs and explores new approaches to Next Generation Auditing and Capacity Building including advanced learning, remote monitoring, social listening, AI, VR, Gamification, and Blockchain.
Bonnie's past experience includes operating as the Global Sustainability Lead for Mattel Toys where she delivered a multi-year leadership strategy. Prior to that as Senior Advisor to the Sustainability Roundtable and Executive Director of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), Nixon was responsible for providing strategic direction and executing on bold and challenging social and environmental visions around the world. These were both independent Organizations of diverse global participants including 100 plus Corporate, Government, Academic and Civil Society groups. The Roundtable works on cutting-edge research for climate change solutions and TSC is helping to set lifecycle assessment standards and develop transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies that will drive a new generation of sustainable products and supply networks. The largest Brands in the world are engaged on both initiatives.
Ms. Nixon was Director of Environmental Sustainability at Hewlett Packard for more than a decade where she managed the vision, strategy, marketing, messaging, media relations, employee engagement and stakeholder relations program. Before leading HP's Sustainability Program, as Director of Ethical Sourcing at HP, Bonnie implemented the worlds’ largest and most complex electronic ethical and sustainable supply chain program for ten years. More than $50B went through HP's supply chain, and Ms. Nixon was responsible for building a solid business case and constructively engaging thousands of global suppliers on environmental, health, safety, ethical and labor practices. Bonnie worked extensively with the media to elevate HP’s brand in supply chain.
Ms. Nixon was a key driver to build a collaborative industry code of conduct and a set of complementary tools and processes as a founder and Board Member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition. Bonnie Nixon has played management, leadership, communications and outreach and fundraising roles with many start up companies and multi-industry consortiums including global retailers, footwear and apparel, toy, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, consumer goods and mining. Bonnie has served as the Board Chair and member for Sustainable Silicon Valley and Blue Planet Network. As a Board Member of many organizations, Ms. Nixon understands the importance of raising capital and because of her passion for the environment, public health and social justice; her ability to influence key opinion leaders, individual donors and foundations, and corporations, comes naturally.
Before HP, Bonnie Nixon owned Circlepoint - an environmental consultancy that focused on extensive planning and infrastructure projects for towns, cities and regions in the West, the State of California and the Federal Government. In this role, Bonnie led the communications, mediation, public outreach and media relations programs for dozens of projects focused on water, wastewater, transportation, land use planning and conservation, hazardous waste cleanups, base closures, utilities and renewable energy development projects. Ms. Nixon also led Public Relations for the Boston Harbor Cleanup Project where she worked extensively with affected communities. Bonnie started her environmental career when she earned her degree and represented student government at Pennsylvania State University during the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant leak.