NZBEF is honoured to present Lorna Davis as opening speaker

Lorna is a global achiever and accomplished TED speaker who inspires and challenges leaders to use business as a force for good.


Lorna Davis transforms the way leaders operate so they can incorporate social, environmental and financial priorities into their business performance. She runs group workshops, coaches individuals and is a highly sought after keynote speaker. She also serves on the board of a number of organisations that are committed to having meaningful purpose.

Lorna has served as president of multinational consumer goods companies for more than 20 years, with Danone, Kraft and Mondelez and she has been a key leader in Danone’s purpose journey.

In 2017, serving as CEO and chairwoman of Danone Wave (now Danone North America), Lorna established the six-billion-dollar entity as a Public Benefit Corporation and achieved B Corp status in 2018, making it the largest B Corp in the world.

Based in New York City, Lorna runs Lorna Davis Associates, working as a coach, speaker and facilitator. She is a global ambassador for the B Corp movement and is passionate about wildlife conservation, particularly the plight of the African rhino.


This will be a zero-carbon appearance using digital technologies that will be the subject of the second day of the NZBEF conference.