Jeffrey Hogue

Jeffrey Hogue
Chief Sustainability Officer
Levi Strauss & Co.
Jeffrey Hogue is chief sustainability officer for Levi Strauss & Co., the iconic jeanswear brand with a 167-year history. In his role, he leads the sustainability and circular economy efforts for the organization to create positive impact across the environmental and social aspects of their global operations. Before joining LS&Co., Mr. Hogue held several CSO and lead roles in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, food and agriculture, retail food, and fashion. He designed and led C&A’s global sustainability strategies, leading C&A to become the world’s largest user of certified organic cotton, guiding the organization to create circular knit products certified to Cradle to CradleTM GOLD, and guiding the organization to leadership positions in transparency and prevention of forced labor and slavery. Before his role at C&A, Mr. Hogue led the CSR and sustainability team at McDonald’s Corp, where he led the development of McDonald’s first global sustainability strategy and climate change positions. Earlier he served for 17 years at Danisco A/S & Genencor International and led the integration of Danisco’s sustainability and regulatory programs into the DuPont organization. He has held numerous nonprofit board positions, including with the C&A Foundation, the Innovation Committee of Fashion for Good, Textile Exchange, Organic Cotton Accelerator, Sun Valley Institute, Presidio Graduate School and The Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute.

Speaking in:

Tuesday
January 17
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North Level 4, Room 404, Twilio Stage
Levi’s and Chipotle have been long time proponents of sustainable business models. In this session we discuss why transparency around sustainable business efforts has become a driving force in the overall business strategy of these organizations. Transparency breeds accountability and authentic sustainable strategies are increasingly proving to be a key differentiator for conscious consumers.