Marika McCauley Sine
Chief Sustainability Officer, Mars Petcare
Marika McCauley Sine is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Mars Petcare – a segment of Mars, Incorporated; a family-owned business that for more than a century has made products and delivered services for people and the pets they love. Mars Petcare is a leader in pet health and nutrition and a major veterinary health care provider, with a global network of over 2,000 pet hospitals.
Marika leads Petcare’s sustainability strategies and programs worldwide, bringing together teams to progress Mars’ Sustainable in a Generation Plan. This work focuses on climate action, circular packaging, sustainable sourcing, and reaching pets in need around the world. Previously, Marika served as global head of social and economic sustainability for Mars, Incorporated, based at the company’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Marika joined Mars in 2015 after a decade at The Coca-Cola Company, where she drove a range of sustainability strategies and programs including 5by20, a global initiative to unlock economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs in emerging markets that has reached 6 million women to date. She began her career with Oxfam America addressing poverty in rural communities in Southeast Asia. Marika holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is a First Mover Fellow of The Aspen Institute in recognition of her track record as a ‘social-intrapreneur’, has served as Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum Social Sustainability Committee, and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Royal Canin Foundation.