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Sean Ansett


At Stake Advisors Ltd.

Sean Ansett is a Sustainability Executive with 20 years’ experience managing complexity, building multistakeholder partnerships, and spearheading change across the apparel, electronics, and food sectors.

He is the founder of At Stake Advisors Limited; a global sustainability consultancy focused on transforming strategy into practice in the areas of human rights, circular economy, and environmental sustainability.  

Before founding At Stake Advisors, Sean Ansett was the Director of Corporate Responsibility at Burberry and Director of Global Partnerships at Gap Inc., where he set a new bar for corporate responsibility reporting receiving more than 2 million positive impressions. 

Sean has been instrumental in the development and governance of critical Multistakeholder initiatives related to value chains globally.  He also served as the Interim Executive Director of the Bangladesh Accord, the first-ever supplier safety initiative. 

Sean was the former CSO of Fairphone, the first sustainable and modular smartphone company to go to market that successfully raised $8m in crowdfunding and received the UN Momentum for Change Award, Sustainia 100 Community Award, and a 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards finalist.

Sean regularly speaks on panels and guest lectures at leading business schools – INSEAD, London Business School, NYU, University of Cambridge, and the University of Michigan. 

He has contributed or quoted in Bloomberg, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

He has published several academic journal articles, including BioMedical Central, Employee Rights, and Responsibilities Journal, Perspectives on Work, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Sean is currently Chairman of the Board of Uniform – Liberty and Justice Clothing, Cofounder Allwithbooks.com, Advisor to www.rightsdd.com, co-founder of Future Fit Foods.

Sean is a board member of Cradle to Cradle Certified, serves on the Advisory Boards of Nest, Responsible Ecosystems Services Platform (RESP), and the University of Michigan Erb Institute.

Sean holds a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Science in Business Administration from California State University.  

He is a returned U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, is fluent in Spanish, and has cross-cultural team experience in 30+ countries, including China, Bangladesh, India, Mexico, Turkey, and Vietnam.