Carl Pope Joins As You Sow Board of Directors

IMAGE-2011Q3News-carl-popWe are pleased to announce the addition of Carl Pope to the As You Sow Board of Directors. Mr. Pope is widely known for his 20-plus year tenure as the Executive Director of the Sierra Club and also for his role as co-author of The Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, the landmark toxics labeling statute known as Proposition 65. As You Sow has been a prominent public enforcer of that statute for nearly 20 years.

“We are thrilled to welcome someone of Carl’s caliber to our Board,” said Larry Fahn, President. “Having worked with him for 20 years in various capacities at the Sierra Club, I know that Carl is a brilliant strategist, a prolific fundraiser, and an outstanding manager. All of these talents will serve him well on the As You Sow Board of Directors.”

“As You Sow has been doing pioneering work in shareholder advocacy and environmental health for nearly two decades and I look forward to helping them reach a higher level of impact,” says Pope. “Their ability to create change in corporate policy and action through dialogue, shareholder advocacy, and environmental enforcement is unparalleled.”

Mr. Pope currently serves as Chairman of the Sierra Club and on the Board of the Apollo Alliance. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and spent two years with the Peace Corps in India helping communities and families address the human and environmental impacts of population growth.

“Carl brings strategic sophistication and a broad network of leaders in business, politics, and science that will assist us in our work,” said As You Sow CEO, Andrew Behar. “His presence on the board will allow us to build capacity and create industry-wide movements, furthering our mission of environmental and social corporate responsibility.”