Kevin Payne commented on Stop Eating Bread, Start Eating Naked: In addition to expanding food choice for travelers or locals in Indonesia, the genesis of Naked Foods from Catalyst Strategy is an interesting example of a local firm creating a new brand and product to meet an unmet local need.
Kevin Payne commented on Efficient Energy: Encouraging to see National Grid promoting the wellbeing of customers, communities, and the environment as a means to long-term business success.
Kevin Payne commented on Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing: A wonderful example of how large producers may promote positive environmental and social impact while also improving their supply chain. Sounds like a win-win for L'oreal, palm oil farmers, and the environment!
Kevin Payne commented on Helping Lives in Nepal Through Home Stay: The Home Stay concept reminds me of a culturally immersive Airbnb. Sounds like a wonderful way to share a rich local culture with interested visitors and also promote local economic development.
Kevin Payne commented on Driving Towards the Green Gate: I share Mary's insight on the role corporations can play as community activists. A great partnership that spreads awareness on the importance of green technology that will hopefully shift consumer behavior towards green cars.
Kevin Payne commented on Converting Food Waste Into Energy: A great example of businesses and stakeholders collaborating to develop and implement a solution that helps address a major environmental challenge, food waste management.
Kevin Payne is an MBA candidate at Weatherhead. A proud Cleveland native, Kevin received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to joining Weatherhead, Kevin designed energy efficient lighting at General Electric, including work on the first generation of Energy Star LED light bulbs. While at GE, Kevin experienced how innovative design can drastically reduce global energy consumption. Assignments in China and Canada strengthened his appreciation for cultural diversity and highlighted the need for global collaboration to solve environmental and social challenges.
After working at GE, Kevin led the R&D department for a lighting company designing solutions for commercial agriculture. Visits to poultry, swine, and aquaculture farms in the United States, China, Thailand, and Belize shed light on food production perspectives including: environmental and community impact, animal welfare, and sustainable innovation opportunities.
Kevin’s interest in servant-leadership and sustainable business value drew him to the Fowler Center’s leadership on Appreciative Inquiry and Flourishing Enterprise.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his five nieces and visiting his family’s cottage in rural western Pennsylvania.
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