Future 500 President and CEO
Future 500 President and CEO Bill Shireman is called "a master of environmental entrepreneurism." He has resolved conflicts between some of the world’s largest corporations and environmental activist groups.
Shireman forged partnerships between Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Electric and the Rainforest Action Network to save the worlds forests, devised a forestry restructuring plan that brought Canada’s biggest forestry company, MacMillan Bloedel, together with Greenpeace and the Sierra Club, wrote many of California’s recycling laws, and forged the coalition that led to the California beverage container recycling law, the nations most cost-effective "bottle bill."
Shireman is an engaging, humorous, and thought-provoking public speaker whose presentations consistently gain top ratings from attendees in a wide variety of conference settings: corporate, environmental, professional, and academic.