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Worldly Appoints New Executives to Accelerate Customer Value Through Product Innovation and Actionable Sustainability Data Insights

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Worldly Appoints New Executives to Accelerate Customer Value Through Product Innovation and Actionable Sustainability Data Insights
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Worldly Appoints New Executives to Accelerate Customer Value Through Product Innovation and Actionable Sustainability Data Insights

2024-06-25 16:59 Last Updated At:17:10

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 25, 2024--

Supply chain sustainability insights and data platform Worldly today announced the appointment of two new hires to its executive team. Kevin Vranes joins the company as Chief Product Officer, and Jay Gaines as Chief Marketing and Content Officer. As Worldly ramps up growth initiatives, Vranes and Gaines will play key roles in the development of the company’s product innovation and go-to-market strategies, respectively, to deliver customers solutions they urgently need to reduce their environmental impact and navigate today’s evolving regulatory requirements.

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“Our mission is to help the consumer goods industry make clear, credible progress toward sustainability goals, and we believe that at the heart of this effort is comprehensive, actionable data,” said Scott Raskin, CEO of Worldly. “Kevin and Jay will expertly contribute to Worldly’s development of the Higg Index along with new innovative solutions and their delivery to the market in ways that resonate with our customers and underline our dedication to supporting them towards a compliant and sustainable future.”

Worldly is dedicated to delivering accurate primary data required for regulation — including the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive — and surfacing actionable insights for businesses to improve their sustainability performance. Vranes and Gaines will each helm core aspects of the platform’s expansion to help brands and manufacturers drive tangible social and environmental improvements at a global scale while meeting regulatory requirements.

Vranes, an accomplished software executive with a Ph.D. in ocean and climate physics, was most recently involved in leading the development of Salesforce's Net Zero Cloud product and bringing it to market. He has also served in executive and leadership roles in the high-tech, cleantech, energy and environmental sectors and served as a Congressional Science Fellow on Capitol Hill. Vranes understands how to navigate between climate- and energy-focused positions in academia, consulting and software — experiences that will inform his work at Worldly developing solutions for the industry that align with the new regulatory landscape in the sustainability sector.

“Worldly is one of the leading platforms for driving positive impact on the planet,” said Vranes. “I’m thrilled to help drive the development of solutions businesses need, from reducing carbon emissions to advocating for human rights in the global supply chain. I joined Worldly because of how well-positioned it is to expand the scope and reach of its impact.”

Gaines brings globally recognized expertise for implementing successful growth strategies for businesses from early-stage startups to global, billion-dollar enterprises. Most recently, Gaines was CMO at AgentSync, a customer-focused technology company that leads innovation across the highly regulated insurance industry. Previously, as CMO and Research Fellow of Sirius Decisions, which Forrester acquired, he led the development and delivery of frameworks, strategies and data-driven insights to business executives, helping clients make decisions and implement strategies to maximize their growth and brand value. At Worldly, he will lead and bring to market data insights that help consumer brands and manufacturers strategically leverage sustainability data to make better decisions and embed sustainability data into their day-to-day operations.

“With its wealth of global supply chain data, Worldly is perfectly positioned to help businesses drive strategic social and environmental sustainability decisions and prepare for regulatory change at this critical time when brands need support navigating regulatory changes,” said Gaines. “In this exciting role, I’m thrilled to bring my expertise to a company that’s driving positive change and global impact.”

The appointment of Vranes and Gaines comes during an important year of growth for Worldly, following the appointment of CEO Scott Raskin in July 2023. With Raskin at the helm, the last 12 months have seen Worldly focus on deepening customer value through more extensive engagement and new customer-centric product development, with the launch of Facility Data Manager in May and investment in solutions that will help businesses measure scope 3 emissions quickly with primary data at scale.

About Worldly

Worldly is the planet’s most comprehensive supply chain sustainability data and insights platform, trusted by 40,000+ major brands, retailers and manufacturers in fashion, outdoor, home goods, toys and more. Worldly uniquely collects high-resolution primary data specific to companies’ value chains, operations and products, providing insight into true impacts across carbon, water, chemistry and labor. Featuring the most comprehensive source of ESG data for global manufacturers and the largest library of materials and product impacts, Worldly empowers businesses to scale responsibility into their global operations, faster and more accurately. Hosting, connecting with, and supporting the leading industry solutions and methodologies including ZDHC, Bluesign and the Higg Index – the most widely-adopted measure of sustainability in the consumer goods industry – Worldly delivers the insights businesses need to reduce their impact, comply with emerging regulatory and financial disclosure requirements and meet the expectations of a new generation of customers. www.worldly.io

As Worldly ramps up growth initiatives, new CPO Kevin Vranes and CMO Jay Gaines will play key roles in the development of the company’s product innovation and go-to-market strategies. (Photo: Business Wire)

As Worldly ramps up growth initiatives, new CPO Kevin Vranes and CMO Jay Gaines will play key roles in the development of the company’s product innovation and go-to-market strategies. (Photo: Business Wire)

PARIS (AP) — A legendary French priest and a life-long advocate of the homeless was accused of committing acts that would amount to “sexual assault or sexual harassment,” the international foundation he established said in a statement Wednesday.

Abbé Pierre, who died in 2007, was one of France’s most beloved public figures. The founder of the international Emmaus Community for the poor, Abbé Pierre had served as France’s conscience since the 1950s, when he persuaded Parliament to pass a law — still on the books — forbidding landlords to evict tenants during winter.

Several women have accused the late priest of sexual assault or harassment between the end of the 1970s and 2005, his foundation said in a statement. It explained that it is making public the allegations of seven women, including one who was a minor at the time of abuse, after reviewing the report of an expert firm, which specializes in violence prevention, that was commissioned to listen to women's testimonies, and analyze them.

"The Emmaus Community is making public the acts that may amount to sexual assault or sexual harassment, committed by Abbé Pierre," the statement said. It added that several other women had “suffered comparable acts” of sexual abuse, but were unable to be heard. The alleged victims were employees, volunteers with the foundation or some of its member organizations, or young women in Abbé Pierre’s personal entourage, the statement also said.

The foundation has set up a confidential system for other potential victims to come forward, for “collecting testimonies and providing support to people who were victims of or witnessed unacceptable behavior on the part of Abbé Pierre,” the statement also said.

In 2021, an independent commission on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church estimated that some 330,000 children were sexually abused over 70 years by priests or other church-related figures in France.

FILE - French priest Abbe Pierre prepares to drive away after making various speeches to volunteer helpers who help the homeless in the streets of Paris, on Feb. 2, 1954. Several women have accused late French priest Abbe Pierre of sexual assault or harassment, his foundation said Wednesday July 17, 2024. Abbe Pierre was one of France's most beloved public figures and a lifelong advocate for the homeless. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - French priest Abbe Pierre prepares to drive away after making various speeches to volunteer helpers who help the homeless in the streets of Paris, on Feb. 2, 1954. Several women have accused late French priest Abbe Pierre of sexual assault or harassment, his foundation said Wednesday July 17, 2024. Abbe Pierre was one of France's most beloved public figures and a lifelong advocate for the homeless. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - Abbe Pierre addresses journalists in his home of Alfortville, east of Paris, on Aug. 5, 2005. Several women have accused late French priest Abbe Pierre of sexual assault or harassment, his foundation said Wednesday July 17, 2024. Abbe Pierre was one of France's most beloved public figures and a lifelong advocate for the homeless. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

FILE - Abbe Pierre addresses journalists in his home of Alfortville, east of Paris, on Aug. 5, 2005. Several women have accused late French priest Abbe Pierre of sexual assault or harassment, his foundation said Wednesday July 17, 2024. Abbe Pierre was one of France's most beloved public figures and a lifelong advocate for the homeless. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

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