CNBC Evolve Livestream: Sustainable Future
How great companies embrace change, disrupt themselves & fight to stay competitive
Highlight your company's strategic leadership, innovation & iconic legacy.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Senior business decision makers seeking to innovate & drive change.
WHO SHOULD SPEAK
Leading CEOs from disrupted industries now playing offense.
Tom Szaky is founder & CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in the collection & repurposing of complex waste streams. TerraCycle operates in 20 countries, working with some of the world's largest brands, retailers & manufacturers to create national platforms to recycle products & packaging that currently go to landfill or incineration.
In May 2019, TerraCycle launched Loop, a circular reuse platform that enables consumers to purchase products in durable, reusable packaging. Loop is available in Paris, France, the UK, Canada, & the 48 contiguous U.S. states, & is a key step in helping to end the epidemic of waste that is caused by 'single-use' consumption. In 2021, Loop will become available in Japan & Australia.
Tom & TerraCycle have received hundreds of social, environmental & business awards & recognition from a range of organizations including the United Nations, World Economic Forum, Schwab Foundation, Fortune Magazine, Time Magazine & the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Tom is the author of four books, Revolution in a Bottle (2009), Outsmart Waste (2014), Make Garbage Great (2015) & The Future of Packaging (2019). Tom created, produced & starred in TerraCycle's reality show, Human Resources which aired on Pivot from 2014-2016 & is syndicated in more than 20 foreign markets on Amazon & iTunes.
Leslie Picker joined CNBC in February 2017 as a reporter covering hedge funds, private equity & asset management. She is based at CNBC Global Headquarters, & her reporting appears on television & CNBC's digital platforms.
Picker has interviewed some of the most prominent investors on CNBC, including Citadel's Ken Griffin, Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn, Omega Advisors' Leon Cooperman & Pershing Square's Bill Ackman. Her investigation into Puerto Rico's debt crisis won a Society for Advanced Business Editing & Writing (SABEW) award & was a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award in 2018.
Previously, Picker was a reporter at The New York Times where she covered deals. Her beat encompassed mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings, venture capital, private equity, restructuring & shareholder activism. Prior to The New York Times, Picker was a reporter at Bloomberg News where she reported on initial public offerings. There, she also contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television & Bloomberg Radio. Prior to becoming a reporter, Picker was a segment producer for Bloomberg Television. She began her career as a booker at Fox Business Network.
Picker graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, earning a bachelor's degree in political science. She also earned a master's in journalism from Columbia University, graduating with honors, & an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, with a concentration in finance.