Richard Lawton

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Richard Lawton works with business leaders and organizations that are dedicated to cultivating business as a force for good within a triple bottom line framework—people, planet, and profit. As Executive Director of the New Jersey Sustainable Business Council, he works with a growing coalition of business organizations and companies committed to advancing market solutions and policies to support a vibrant, just and sustainable New Jersey economy. As Founder of Triple Ethos, he helps organizations integrate sustainability principles into board governance and business strategy.

Prior to joining NJSBC, he held positions as Senior Vice President of Comag Marketing Group, Vice-President at Barnes & Noble, and Senior Vice President at Time Inc. He was named by FOLIO magazine as one of the top 40 innovators in the magazine industry after successfully spearheading systemic changes to the magazine distribution channel that increased efficiency and profitability while reducing environmental impacts.

Richard holds an MBA in Sustainability from Antioch University New England.