Jessica McGlyn

Founder and President, Catalynics

Jessica is Founder and President of Catalynics, a consultancy with the mission to help corporations and NGOs catalyze smart strategy, partner collaboration, stakeholder engagement, project development and issues management in sustainability.

Jessica has 20+ years of sustainability operational and policy experience across a number of sectors, most recently serving as the North American Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In addition to member and stakeholder engagement, business development and program and policy support, Jessica ran WBCSD’s global Sustainable Lifestyles project.

Prior to WBCSD, Jessica worked for the World Wildlife Fund on a variety of environmental, climate and forest policy issues as well on corporate forest supply chain partnerships.  Jessica also worked for International Paper Corporation in a variety of sustainability, stakeholder engagement, partnerships and issues management roles.

Currently, Jessica is an Affiliate of Forum for the Future; a Fellow at Virginia Tech; a member of the Board of IUCN-US; a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Forestry; an Advisor to The Forest Dialogue; and Chair of Corporate Responsibility Officer’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  Jessica holds a Master’s in Forest Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and degrees in History and Biology from Messiah College.