I have had the opportunity to get Richard’s views on China’s most pressing social and environmental issues at several occasions, and every time, Richard brought great critical thinking, analysis and perspectives to the table that proved to be incredibly useful. For all these reasons, Richard is THE go-to person (I would actually say ‘influencer’) for all things non-profit, CSR, and sustainability-related in China.
Perrine Bouhana,CSR & Sustainability Consultant
Richard is an energetic person with initiatives always. He has deep insight of NGOs development of China and strong commitment to foster the overall social attentions to make a difference of people’s life and values. It is a great pleasure working with him
Sabrina Gu, CSR Manager
Richard’s sound technical skills are complemented by an in-depth understanding of organizations based in China and their approach to responsible business practice. We found him able to support our project with constructive, pragmatic and timely advice that was also cost-effective – a rare combination!
Michael Parks, Manager – Corporate Responsibility Group Corporate Affairs
We engaged Richard to run a Corporate Sustainability training on Apr 24 2010. During the course of this engagement, we found Richard to have very good experience and knowledge of the logistics industry. Richard was able to articulate his experience and knowledge around corporate sustainability into simple and understandable terms and his lecture in terms of delivery and content were very clear and professional.
We would recommend and engage Richard in the future when there is opportunity.
Annie Ren, Associate Manager, CSR
Richard has hosted many of our visits, leading discussions with our participants who are often global CEOs and Board of Directors. Without exception, the feedback has been most positive. Conversations with Richard are always engaging, thought-provoking, with a touch of dry humor. His information is relevant, current, and well researched. Since participants of our program are not only senior but also from diverse background, their questions could come from all directions. Richard is comfortable working with the question itself as well as the embedded meaning or assumptions.
I have no reservation to support Richard as a speaker to senior, global leaders.
Kenzie L. Kwong, Partner & China Country Head
We invited Richard to speak to employees at our corporate office in New York about CSR & Sustainability in China. We had a great turn-out, and the presentation exceeded my expectations. Richard did an excellent job of giving us an overview of the wide variety of challenges facing China today. The discussion that followed with audience members from New York as well as some who were visiting from our China offices was excellent, since Richard was able to speak to virtually every topic that came up. His breadth of knowledge is impressive.
Lauren Wylie, Global Sustainability Manager
Oliver Wyman Group (Marsh & McLennan Companies)
Rich Brubaker is a positive role model, an engaging speaker, a genuine motivator. In July, 2011, Rich served as the closing keynote speaker to our international audience of students of the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC). His presentation was the perfect closure to GYLC’s 10-day conference experience in China. Touching on topics of leadership, sustainability and responsibility, Rich had a candid and thoughtful conversation with GYLC as he shared his experiences, his successes and his challenges at different stages of his life. His canny ability to talk with the students, rather than to the students, was immediately evident as dozens and dozens of students stood to pose questions, ask for advice and provide additional comments. Rich is personable, experienced, approachable, knowledgeable. GYLC could not have had a better speaker to address its students.
- Matt Castrina, Program Director
Global Young Leaders Conference – China
We would like to thanks Richard for supporting our recent workshop with Princess Laurentien from the Netherlands in cooperation at DSM. His professional manner, depth of knowledge, and ability to engage the stakeholders were key to getting participants to commit to the next steps in improving water environment in China together.
Going forward we ;look forward to working with you and Collective Responsibility to help guide The Princess with reaching the Chinese public through her character Mr. Finney on the Sohu website.
I wish you all the best and thanks again for your support in the past years.
Julie Adams – DSM, Nutrition Improvement Manager APAC
Richard Brubaker knows how to tell a story. With an inspiring and informative speech, Richard was able to effectively bring clarity to the field of social entrepreneurship and the role he and many other passionate creatives play in this dynamic field. As a modern social entrepreneur himself, Richard was able to connect to an international audience and provide sound advice and direction to students ready and willing to challenge the status quo and tackle today’s most pressing problems.
- Brian Ng, Student Leader
New York University Social Entrepreneurship Event
Richard has a deep knowledge of corporate social responsibility and of where and how it fits with supply chain. As Visiting Professor at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, Richard is recognised as one of the key global authorities on the application of CSR in supply chain practice. He is a much valued contributor to Supply Chain Asia Magazine and I am happy to recommend him for his work and his character.
Turloch Mooney, Editor-in-Chief + Partner
Supply Chain Asia Magazine