Adam Roy Gordon is the Interim Executive Director of Global Compact Network USA and in this role leads the work of the UN Global Compact in the United States, including operations, participant management, and programming. He is a contributor to The Atlantic and was named to the Environment + Energy Leader 100 in 2019.
Previously, Adam worked at CDP, supporting the integration of climate change, water, and deforestation disclosure into corporate performance. He was an EDF Climate Corps Fellow at Colgate-Palmolive Company and has diverse experience in sustainability that ranges from advising the government of Montenegro on green building policy to founding NYC’s first commercial composting waste hauler.
He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.
Richard Pearl has over 20 years of corporate experience in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) management and reporting. He is currently the senior adviser to the UN Global Compact Network USA. Pearl previously served on the board of Network USA for five years, including three as chair. In addition to his work with the Network, Pearl provides private consulting services to companies developing or enhancing their ESG programs. He also serves as an executive adviser to the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Pearl was State Street Corporation's global corporate responsibility officer for 20 years.
He developed ESG programs, policies, and reports which helped the company gain recognition on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and other key sustainability benchmarks. While at State Street, he served on the global advisory committee of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).
He currently sits on the board of the Harvard Extension Alumni Association. A Boston-area native, Pearl, and his wife live in Concord, MA, and have two grown daughters, a lawyer with the Department of Justice and an environmental scientist with The Nature Conservancy.
David Fiss is Head of Engagement. In this role, he designs and manages Network USA’s engagement strategies with US companies and organizations. With over 15 years of experience in the sustainability and purpose/cause field, David has a proven track record of leading organizations toward sustainable and profitable growth.
Previously, David was the Director of Corporate Relations, Partnerships & Strategy at Sustainable Brands. Throughout his career, David has incorporated his keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing organizations/companies as they seek to transition to a more sustainable future and has helped many companies develop and implement sustainability initiatives that drive measurable results. As an advocate for sustainability, David is passionate about driving change and creating a better world for future generations. He has worked with various stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, investors, and industry groups, to promote and advance the global sustainability agenda.
David is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science–in Hospitality Administration and Management.
Claudia is UN Global Compact Network USA's Head of Programming. In this role, she develops and leads programs and initiatives that help over 1000 American companies do business responsibly. She manages Network USA's four accelerator programs and other relevant sustainability initiatives.
Before joining UN Global Compact Network USA, Claudia worked at Bain & Company, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). Claudia is also the Founder & CEO of Wasi (an iOS app that helps users change the world from the comfort of their own homes) and a Founding Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Queens Hub.
Claudia was recently selected to the Environment + Energy 100 and GreenBiz 30 Under 30 lists. She holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bath, a MA in Global Governance and International Diplomacy from Columbia University, and a MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and Environment from the University of Oxford.
Jessica is UN Global Compact Network USA’s, Communications Manager. She develops and oversees the organization’s external and internal communication strategies. Charged with amplifying the US private sector’s role in building a more sustainable world, Jessica works closely with global and local colleagues to communicate Network USA’s available resources and continued partnership.
Before joining UN Global Compact Network USA, Jessica managed communications for The Global FoodBanking Network, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, and the International Trademark Association. She also founded and ran Macro PR, a communications consulting company that serviced mission-based organizations and companies. Her most notable projects include implementing the first social media campaign for a state government, managing an organization’s communications efforts surrounding a controversial international trade agreement, launching a niche social network for industry professionals, and marketing regions for economic development after suffering from natural disasters.
Jessica is a New York University graduate with a BA in Economics and a BA in Journalism.
Christine Cavallo is Network USA’s Engagement and Operations Coordinator. In this role, Christine works with US companies to support their mobilization and progress in line with environmental, ecological, and social goals encompassed by the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles of Humanity and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Before joining Network USA, Christine worked at the Council on Strategic Risks. Her research focused on the existential threats posed by climate and ecological degradation on human systems and security, which are increasingly recognized as material to governments, companies, and citizens worldwide. She also applies these research topics to the private sector, exploring green technology innovation and net-zero corporate strategies. Her reports include “The Security Threat That Binds Us: The Unraveling of Ecological and Natural Security and What the United States Can Do About It” and “The role of Ministries of Finance in driving and shaping the low-carbon energy transition,” jointly produced by the Swedish Energy Agency and the University of Oxford.
Christine holds an MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise, and the Environment from the University of Oxford and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University. She is also an elite rower, having raced for the US National team for over a decade.
Noah is a human rights and communications associate with the UN Global Compact Network USA. In this role, he helps run programs and initiatives that support over 900 American companies doing business responsibly. He also manages Network USA's social media accounts.
Before joining UN Global Compact Network USA, Noah was a Law & Policy Intern with OutRight Action International, a research fellow with The National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI), and co-editor of RightsViews, a Columbia University blog published by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR). He also worked as a Faculty Specialist in the Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion and the Laboratory of Motivated Cognition at UMD. In addition, Noah has been published with Amnesty International and has presented his psychological research at the Association for Psychological Sciences Annual Convention.
Noah holds a BA in Psychology focusing on neuroscience from the University of Maryland and a MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University.
Jessi is the United Nations Global Compact Network USA SDGs & Events Associate. In this role, she helps lead the SDG Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals, the SDG Ambition Accelerator, SDG Pioneers program and manages Network events.
Before joining the UN Global Compact Network USA, Jessi worked in Corporate Social Responsibility at UPS, Events & Development at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Sales and Outreach at the Philadelphia Phillies, and has managed several hunger-relief non-profits. In addition, she has ideated, organized, and led over 75 events in her career, all aimed at making a creative and positive impact on the world.
Jessi holds a BSc in International Business Administration from Widener University and an MSc in International Development from IE University, School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs. She is also certified in Crisis, Emergency, and Disaster Management by the International University Center for Peace Missions and a Certified First Responder by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).
Mallory is the Climate and Environment Program Associate at UN Global Compact Network USA. In this role, Mallory coordinates the Climate Ambition Accelerator, a 6-month program to help companies create science-based targets and implement emissions reduction strategies aligned with the 1.5℃ pathway. In addition, she organizes events and creates content to engage the private sector in climate action and environmental issues.
Most recently, Mallory worked as a Research Associate at the consulting firm Lotus Engineering and Sustainability. She developed Greenhouse Gas Inventories and emissions reduction strategies for public and private sector clients across the Western United States. She also worked at the international policy research institute, Pardee Center for International Futures and contributed to research on inequality and conflict risk for the Swiss Program for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d) in Geneva, Switzerland. While in Geneva, Mallory worked with officials from the United Nations and Red Cross to help organize an event on environmental migration and conflict during Geneva Peace Week.
Mallory co-authored an article in the peer-reviewed journal, Climate and Development and wrote a chapter for a USAID report on environmental change and food security. Mallory holds a BA in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.