Matthew Rees is the founder of Geonomica, an editorial consulting firm that works with clients on speeches, books, articles, white papers, and other written materials. He is the co-author, with former IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano, of Re-Think: A Path to the Future, a book about the globally integrated enterprise and the emergence of the global economy. The firm has worked across a number of industries, including banking, health care, management consulting, accounting, and technology. Mr. Rees is a Senior Fellow at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and co-authors a column with the school’s Dean. He was the founder of FT Newsmine, a weekly email brief he produced in partnership with the Financial Times from 2009 to 2017. Mr. Rees’s work builds on his experience in government, where he served as a speechwriter for President Bush; the National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice; and the U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Zoellick. He also served as a speechwriter and senior adviser for the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. During a ten-year career in journalism, Mr. Rees was employed in Washington for The Weekly Standard, The Economist, and The New Republic, and in New York and Brussels for The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Rees’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Finance & Development (a publication of the International Monetary Fund). His book reviews are regularly published in The Wall Street Journal. A native of Lafayette, California, Mr. Rees is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has pursued graduate work at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
Steve Rochlin formed Impact ROI as the new banner to continue the work of IO Sustainability, the firm he co-founded in 2013. Steve serves as CEO of Impact ROI.
Steve has over 20 years of experience in sustainability and corporate responsibility. He has advised leading companies across a wide variety of industry sectors, assocations, NGOs, multi-lateral organizations, grant-making institutions, and government agencies on how to improve sustainability performance in a way that drives competitive success. Steve is the lead author of the Project ROI research series, acclaimed as the leading business case research by Forbes, and Inc. among others. The series of report he served as lead author include: Defining the Competitive and Financial Advantages of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; The Business ROI of Social Investments; and Driving Corporate Involvement in Community Health and Well-being. He has been a senior executive at three leading ESG organizations. Steve was co-founder and CEO of IO Sustainability. For AccountAbility he served as the Director of Global Advisory Services and a member of the Board of Directors. For the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Steve served as the Director of Research and Development. Steve is co-author of two books on ESG: Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship and Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets. Steve is a highly-regarded speaker and has presented on environmental, social, and governance topics around the world. Steve obtained his MPP from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and his A.B. from Brown University.