I focus on the business of social and environmental impact.
A recent MBA graduate from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Will Drucker is dedicated to creating shared value by advancing business solutions to the most pressing environmental and social problems.
Will is currently helping Bolder Industries bring its revolutionary Bolder Black product to market. Bolder Black is a sustainable alternative to carbon black derived from end-of-life tires which offers leading corporate sustainability brands an opportunity to improve supply chain sustainability, reduce raw material cost and volatility, and offer exciting new products to customer that increasingly demand performance, value and social good in the goods they purchase. Bolder Industries is charting new territory at the forefront of sustainability and the circular economy by creating market based closed loop solutions to some of the world's most challenging environmental problems.
In his role leading the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program at JBT Corporation, a publicly-traded, multinational industrial technology manufacturer, Will cultivated a CSR culture that led to a 12% reduction in energy company-wide. He developed a team of 45 CSR Champions at a dozen sites around the globe and empowered them to improve operations and reduce costs through the efficient use of resources. Will developed financing mechanisms and intuitive tracking tools to support projects with positive returns, including the installation of a 600kW solar array.
Previously, Will partnered with award-winning sustainable architecture firm Farr Associates and Northwestern University to co-write the Living Cities report, presented at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation annual meeting. After working with Farr Associates to certify a LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot project, Will was selected to beta-test the exam for this new rating system, becoming among the first Accredited Professionals in LEED ND. Additionally, Will developed sales and marketing strategies for Solar Service to create and capture value from the sale of renewable energy credits.
As an advocate, Will co-founded the Next Generation Advisory Council in support of the Environmental Law & Policy Center's strategy to engage younger stakeholders. Most recently, Will rode his bicycle from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico along the Mississippi River raising money to empower young women cyclists on Chicago's West Side.
Will is excited about opportunities building sustainable businesses.