“We would like to thank Richard and his team for supporting our recent workshop with Princess Laurentien from the Netherlands in cooperation at DSM. His professional manner, depth of knowledge, and ability to engage the stakeholders were key to getting participants to commit to the next steps in improving water environment in China together.
Going forward we look forward to working with Collective Responsibility to help guide The Princess with reaching the Chinese public through her character Mr. Finney on the Sohu website.”
“I was very impressed with the dedication of the Collective Responsibility team to and the high quality outcome. The project team was strong and focused, they followed a thorough project management process and with their findings they have managed to help us get a much better picture on the feasibility of a take-back project.
Richard, and his team, supported adidas CSR in 2017/2018 where they offered invaluable support to the strategic formation and project execution.
He was instrumental in bringing in his team members at Collective Responsibility to offer alternative and external perspective, as well as landing solid project knowledge, both in the community engagement events, as well as the supply chain management initiatives.
Richard is a long time veteran of sustainability related issues in China, and I found it very helpful to work with his expertise and background.
Richard recently supported our “Connect to Inspire” workshop where we looked to understand the needs of 2025 urban environments. Through his program development, event moderation, and his network, the event resulted in meaningful discussions and future collaborations. I enjoyed working with him, especially his positive attitude and diverse experience.
We (TNT) engaged Richard to run a Corporate Sustainability training for our China staff. Richard was able to articulate his experience and knowledge around corporate sustainability into simple and understandable terms and his lecture in terms of delivery and content were very clear and professional.
We would recommend and engage Richard in the future when there is opportunity.
We invited Richard to speak to employees at our corporate office in New York about CSR & Sustainability in China. We had a great turn-out, and the presentation exceeded my expectations. Richard did an excellent job of giving us an overview of the wide variety of challenges facing China today. The discussion that followed with audience members from New York as well as some who were visiting from our China offices was excellent, since Richard was able to speak to virtually every topic that came up. His breadth of knowledge is impressive.
Richard is an expert in CSR, social innovations and entrepreneurship. He is very knowledgeable in the field and is a very experienced speaker. Each time the audience were very satisfied with what they have learned from Richard’s talk / lecture. We were very happy to work with him.
I enjoyed being part of the event because of the unique mix of participants and the opportunity to share METRO’s initiatives in a casual set up. There are only few platforms existing in China where entrepreneurs, consumers and producers can share their viewpoints on sustainability together.
It was fun and exciting and we got some new customers too!
Richard Brubaker knows how to tell a story. With an inspiring and informative speech, Richard was able to effectively bring clarity to the field of social entrepreneurship and the role he and many other passionate creatives play in this dynamic field. As a modern social entrepreneur himself, Richard was able to connect to an international audience and provide sound advice and direction to students ready and willing to challenge the status quo and tackle today’s most pressing problems.
Richard has hosted many of our visits, leading discussions with our participants who are often global CEOs and Board of Directors. Without exception, the feedback has been most positive. Conversations with Richard are always engaging, thought-provoking, with a touch of dry humor. His information is relevant, current, and well researched. Since participants of our program are not only senior but also from diverse background, their questions could come from all directions. Richard is comfortable working with the question itself as well as the embedded meaning or assumptions.
I have no reservation to support Richard as a speaker to senior, global leaders.
I have had the opportunity to get Richard’s views on China’s most pressing social and environmental issues at several occasions, and every time, Richard brought great critical thinking, analysis and perspectives to the table that proved to be incredibly useful. For all these reasons, Richard is THE go-to person (I would actually say ‘influencer’) for all things non-profit, CSR, and sustainability-related in China.