Kristina Kloberdanz '89 was the recipient of the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award at the Celebration of Alumni Banquet on Thursday evening. Earlier in the day, Kristina attended Upper Division Chapel where she shared her experience and spoke of the lasting impact Casady School has had on her life.
She spoke of the opportunities and blessings the School provides its students and the lifelong love of learning Casady instilled in her. We invite you to watch Kristina's speech on the CasadySchoolLife YouTube channel.
Kristina is Mastercard’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. A catalyst for change, she works with Mastercard’s Board of Directors and senior executives to advance sustainability and drive strategic growth. She is helping shape Mastercard’s business strategy through its commitment to sustainability, which comes from the long-held belief that doing good for society helps them do well as a company.
Kristina believes that companies must use their infrastructure and technologies, capital, and creativity in order to create scalable and sustainable solutions that benefit everyone -- employees, citizens, customers, companies and governments. As CSO, she collaborates with leadership across the business to integrate sustainability initiatives shared among business units and position them to be enterprise wide drivers of growth – in advancing inclusive growth, ensuring a workforce that is inspired by a sense of purpose, limiting its impact of climate change, and putting ethics, data privacy and security first.
Kristina has served on a variety of nonprofit boards and advisory councils, from Outward Bound International to New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet, lending her expertise in sustainability, marketing, strategic planning and fundraising. A former professional ballerina, she also loves an adventure and can be found traveling the globe from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the mountains of the Himalaya. With a passion for wellness, Kristina is a certified Holistic Health Coach.
Most recently, Kristina was listed on Forbes: 46 Sustainability Leaders (Who Are Also Women) July, 2018.
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