Center for the Environment and Welfare was founded to help consumers, companies, and stakeholders navigate issues related to sustainability and animal welfare.

Corporations today face mounting pressure to implement responsible environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies, from humane certification labels on animal products to net-zero carbon emissions.

But what is truly good policy, and what is window dressing?

Center for the Environment and Welfare evaluates the policies, proposals, and major players in the crowded sustainability and animal welfare space, using cutting-edge research and science to recommend best practices that actually make a difference.

Jack Hubbard, Executive Director

Executive director Jack Hubbard is a leader in the animal welfare and agriculture space, with over 15 years of experience providing advice and counsel to CEOs and senior executives on key industry issues.

Jack previously served as chief marketing officer and later chief operating officer at the country’s first national humane organization.

As executive director of  Center for the Environment and Welfare, Jack leverages his first-hand experience in the animal welfare space to navigate today’s complex issues and blow the whistle on bad actors and extremist groups.

Edwin Sayres, Senior Advisor

Edwin Sayres has dedicated his life to championing animal welfare. Beginning as a manager of a small regional animal shelter in New Jersey, his career in the humane movement has spanned four decades—helping to save the lives of countless cats and dogs. In perhaps his most notable role, Mr. Sayres previously served as the President and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the oldest animal welfare organization in North America.

Now, as a senior advisor to the Center for the Environment and Welfare, Mr. Sayres is once again helping to advocate for animals in need. He is ringing the alarm bell about the local pet shelter crisis in America—and specifically how large, national animal groups are leaving local shelters behind. To that end, Mr. Sayres urges animal lovers to give locally.