Sandra Taylor is senior director of the La Pietra Coalition. She was previously president and CEO of Sustainable Business International LLC, a consulting business to assist global companies with CSR strategy, supply chain sustainability and strategic philanthropy.
From 2003 to 2008 Sandra was senior vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, Washington where she led all CSR programs including community affairs, the Starbucks Foundation, support for disaster relief and reducing the company’s environmental impact. She worked to establish price equity standards for coffee farmers in Central America and East Africa and led public/private partnerships for education, health, income generation for women in agriculture, skills training and access to water in Central America, India, and Africa.
From 1996 until 2003, Sandra served as vice president of public affairs for Eastman Kodak Company. Additionally, she was vice president, public affairs of British-owned ICI Americas Inc., and served as a Foreign Service Officer in the US Department of State.
Taylor received her Bachelor of Arts in French from Colorado Women’s College and her Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law. Taylor enjoys gardening, reading and photography and is a collector of fine wines.