Kontoor Brands names global head of ESG
Kontoor Brands, Inc., owner of Wrangler and Lee, announced on Monday the appointment of Mame Annan-Brown as global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG).
Effective immediately, Annan-Brown will lead the integration of Kontoor’s global ESG efforts, spearheading strategy, integration, reporting and engagement across the company’s ongoing commitments. In this expanded role, she will also represent Kontoor Brands as an active participant in organizations promoting ESG issues across the business landscape.
Likewise, Annan-Brown will continue to oversee global communications and public affairs, with responsibility over all aspects of global corporate communications, government relations, global philanthropy, and charitable giving.
“ESG is central to our mission and continued success as a responsible and sustainable organization. In addition to Mame’s more than two decades of experience at global institutions at the forefront of ESG and sustainable investing, including the World Bank Group and JPMorgan Chase, she also brings a depth of experience in shaping and driving holistic business strategies,” said Scott Baxter, president, CEO & chair of the board for Kontoor Brands.
“We're delighted to appoint someone of Mame’s calibre and experience to work with our teams to further integrate ESG at Kontoor. Her demonstrated leadership and passion for these critical issues make her an outstanding fit for this role.”
Annan-Brown will lead Kontoor’s ESG Council to ensure a highly integrated, coordinated approach to ESG. The council, which includes Kontoor leadership globally, will work to establish a foundational ESG framework and roadmap that establishes Kontoor’s priorities and vision and will make recommendations.
“Now more than ever building a strong ESG strategy is not only the right thing to do, but it will help ensure Kontoor’s success – and the success of our shareholders – for years to come,” said Annan-Brown. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside our exceptional teams to further integrate ESG into our strategic vision."
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