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Matthew Rusk

Head of North America Regional Hub
Global Reporting Initiative

Matthew Rusk is Head of GRI Regional Hub of North America based in New York City. GRI is the provider of the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Standards – used by 73% of the world’s largest companies and over 10,000 organizations. He is responsible for increasing the regional uptake of GRI Standards and improving the quality of sustainability reporting. He manages the North America GRI Community, leads engagement to raise awareness, and build relationships between GRI and key stakeholders. Matthew joined GRI with ten years of experience managing Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility strategy development, implementation, and reporting for organizations in various industries. He helped establish and promote new sustainable best practices and reporting standards in the entertainment industry by working with Disney, Warner Media, The Producers Guild of America, and others. He worked on the advancement of sustainability and CSR programs in the fashion and design industry while serving as North American Sustainability Manager for Swarovski. Matthew has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Villanova University, an Executive MBA degree from Quantic School of Business and Technology is a LEED Green Associate, and is a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional.

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Vijay Alluru currently serves as the Chief Product Operations Officer at Benchmark ESG™ (the next generation of Gensuite®).
Vijay has over two decades of experience developing, managing, and marketing cutting-edge software solutions (SaaS) in Environmental, Health & Safety, and Compliance functions. He has successfully directed the overall product strategy as a highly valued member of the Executive Team at Benchmark ESG, directly instrumental in driving the technology roadmaps for several products, and building out and mentoring UX, Product and Infrastructure teams globally. Vijay is passionate about solving critical business problems through innovative technologies, including Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
He holds a Master’s in Management Information Systems from University of Akron and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Osmania University.