Lisa Manley is an Executive Vice President Cone Communications. She is a seasoned sustainability professional with nearly 20 years of experience. As a leader of the agency’s CR Strategy group, her infectious passion for sustainability and social impact energizes the award-winning strategy and communications practice. She served as the Executive Vice President of Business + Social Purpose at Edelman where she oversaw strategy development, corporate reporting and strategic philanthropy for brands including Darden Restaurants, HP, Humana Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, SC Johnson, VF Corporation and Wrigley. Additionally, Lisa has extensive client-side experience after serving as Group Director for The Coca-Cola Company’s Sustainability communications team, where she led worldwide corporate communications and stakeholder engagement in areas of water stewardship, climate protection, sustainable packaging, women’s economic empowerment, and active healthy living.
Judy Sandford is Vice President of CR Strategy for Cone Communications. With more than 20 years of marketing communications experience, Judy has focused the last decade of her career on sustainability communications and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting. Drawing upon her passion for taking CR data beyond the pages of a report, she has helped more than 30 Fortune 500 corporations and leading nonprofits tell their stories and ensured that their stakeholders get the message in the way they prefer to receive it – including interactive web experiences, social media and video. Prior to Cone, Judy founded the Sustainability Communications practice at a New York-based creative agency. There, she educated companies on the latest trends in sustainability reporting with roundtables and webinars covering reporting basics, social media promotion, integrated reporting and science-based goals. For two years, Judy also created and taught a course in Sustainability Communications Strategy & Reporting for the master’s program in Sustainability Management at The Earth Institute, Columbia University.