Jessica Rosen, Sustainability and Circular Economy Strategist; Closed Loop Partners
Jessica Rosen is an independent sustainability and circular economy strategist. She has consulted and advised diverse clientele, including an impact investment firm, a packaging manufacturer, a purpose-based media company, and a professional sports organization.
Prior to consulting, Jessica led the first sustainability and purpose program for Taco Bell and was a key member of the global, enterprise-wide sustainability team at the brand's parent company, Yum! Brands. During her time at Yum!, Jessica developed the first company-wide national waste goal and sustainable animal protein sourcing strategy, managed the first supply chain sustainability risk assessment and materiality assessment, and played an important role in setting the new global sustainability agenda and investor-grade reporting, and engaging with external stakeholders.
Before Yum! Brands, Jessica helped build the new US food and waste program and partners with Forum for the Future, one of the top sustainability nonprofits, and conducted on-farm field research in Cuba, Indonesia, and Guatemala as a researcher with the Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research and as a graduate student at Columbia University. Jessica has her masters in Climate and Society from Columbia and dual degrees in Environmental Studies and Aquatic Biology from UC Santa Barbara.