Ezgi Barcenas is the Chief Sustainability Officer for AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer where sustainability isn’t just part of our business, it is our business. Barcenas is responsible for AB InBev’s environmental sustainability vision and strategy, particularly the brewer’s plan to achieve its ambitious 2025 Sustainability Goals, which are integrated into the company’s business strategies across supply chain, procurement, and sales functions. She and her team focus primarily on agricultural development, climate action, water stewardship, packaging sustainability and responsible sourcing for the company’s global supply chain, which spans more than 50 countries. Barcenas also oversees the100+ Accelerator, which identifies and supports startups with solutions to today’s greatest sustainability challenges. Additionally, she works closely with the AB InBev’s brand teams on cause marketing initiatives and partnerships, and with the Investor Relations team on Socially Responsible Investor (SRI) outreach. Barcenas has been with AB InBev since 2013. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s degree in Environmental Health from Harvard University School of Public Health and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) is a public, private, civil society multi-donor trust fund hosted by the World Bank Group. We support stakeholders in collective decision making, and in co-designing out-of-the-box solutions that promote strong socio-economic development across all sectors connected to water.