Deanna Bratter is the Senior Director of Public Benefit and Sustainable Development for Danone North America, the largest public benefit corporation and the largest Certified B Corporation in the world. Deanna drives the company sustainability strategy and programs to support the interconnectivity between the health of people and the health of the planet, and works to amplify the positive impacts of sustainability within business.
Deanna oversees the organizations nature and sustainability focus areas including commitments to solving climate change, advancing sustainable and regenerative agriculture, managing water sustainably, restoring natural ecosystems, improving packaging, and supporting people and communities.
Prior to Danone North America, Deanna led Corporate Sustainability for WhiteWave Foods where she began in 2005 and was instrumental in driving WhiteWave’s sustainability initiatives, public CSR/ESG reporting and helping the company create a values-driven culture.
Deanna has served on the board of Boulder non-profit Growing Gardens since 2013, serving as chair for 3 years. The mission of Growing Gardens is cultivating community through urban agriculture. Under her leadership the organization launched two capital fundraisers for the creation of a 3 acre educational orchard, and the design and launch of a multi-million dollar campaign to fund a barn, staff office, commercial kitchen space, bathrooms and leaning space on the garden grounds. She leads the Danone CARE employee resource group designed to enable employees to be the best caregivers possible to those that depend on them, while balance work successfully at the same time. Deanna is also an advocate for evidence-based birth, women’s and mother’s rights, breastfeeding education & support.
Deanna integrates her passion for making the world a better place through leadership, education and innovation with her dedication to transforming the sustainability ambitions of business into meaningful results.