This interview is with Sandra Taylor, president and CEO of Sustainable Business International LLC. In this interview, Sandra talks about how she got interested in environmental sustainability, the education she received, and the jobs she worked before she came to her current career. She then discusses how she worked for Starbucks as the senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility to coming to work for Sustainable Business International. Sandra goes on to discuss her role in the wine industry, and her interest for writing her book, “Business of Sustainable Wine.” Towards the end, she discusses her position as a trailblazer, being a mentor for many women and minorities, the sustainability efforts within Oregon, and her hopes for the future.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on February 15th, 2019 at the Nicholson Library.