Green Festival Speakers

Heather Franzese


Heather Franzese has been working for over 12 years to improve the lives of vulnerable farmers and workers in global supply chains. In 2010, she launched Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade Certified™ Apparel & Linens program in the US, a new way for consumers to vote with their dollars for an alternative to sweatshops.

She currently leads Good World Solutions, a social enterprise that uses mobile technology to improve the lives of workers, farmers, and artisans. Heather brings together industry experience managing CSR for Columbia Sportswear Company’s licensed and collegiate categories, a fundraising track record of channeling $4 million in social impact philanthropy to Fair Trade certification, and field experience working with small-scale farmers in Peace Corps Mali. She sits on the Technical Working Group for the Council of Responsible Sport, a green certification for sporting events, and the City of San Francisco’s Sweatfree Procurement Advisory Group. She holds an MPP in Political and Economic Development from Harvard Kennedy School.