Kim Slicklein, OgilvyEarth President, Named 2013 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum

Kim Slicklein, OgilvyEarth President, Named 2013 Young Global Leader by World
                                Economic Forum

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 19, 2013

NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The World Economic Forum has named
Kim Slicklein, President of OgilvyEarth, the integrated global sustainability
communications practice of advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, a Young Global
Leader for the Class of 2013.

Kim Slicklein is one of 199honorees selected for this year's class. She
joins the more than 1,000 active YGL members and alumni who have a shared
purpose of creating a better world.A veteran sustainability-marketing
executive, Ms. Slicklein is a social entrepreneur and innovator in developing
sustainability solutions.

In 2011 Slicklein was named President of OgilvyEarth, which was recognized by
independent research firm Verdantix as a leading integrated marketing agency
offering "genuine expertise in sustainability communications." Under
Slicklein's leadership, OgilvyEarth has attracted new clients, many of whom
are recognized thought leaders in sustainability, including the United Nations
Foundation, USGBC, SMaRT Certified, the Carbon Disclosure Project,and The
Water Tank Project.

Prior to joining OgilvyEarth, Slicklein led sustainability and CSR initiatives
at Droga5, including the launch of "WindMade" at the Davos World Economic
Forum alongside the United Nations Global Compact, The World Wildlife
Federation, The Global Wind Energy Council, PWC, Vestas, Lego, and Bloomberg.
She spent six years building Enclave Rising, an international portfolio of
companies rooted in environmental and social consciousness, each dedicated to
developing and pioneering best practices in sustainability. Before launching
Enclave Rising, Slicklein spent more than a decade leading new product
innovation, brand strategy, project management, and big picture thinking for
international blue chip companies.

Slicklein sits on the Board of Advisors for six organizations and was an
Organizational Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) for the
United Nations Foundation.

"We are extremely proud that Kim has been named a World Economic Forum Young
Global Leader," said Miles Young, Worldwide Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy &
Mather, "Her leadership of OgilvyEarth has propelled our sustainability
expertise to the forefront in the industry and elevated sustainability issues
to the corporate agenda of many of our clients, helping them develop programs
that move beyond traditional green marketing. I look forward to seeing the
great things she will do for our agency as a Young Global Leader."

Young Global Leaders represent the future of leadership, coming from all
regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society,
arts & culture, academia, and media, as well as social entrepreneurs. Every
year, thousands of candidates from around the world are proposed through a
qualified nomination process and assessed according to rigorous selection
criteria. Only the best candidates, all under age 40, are selected and all
efforts are extended to create a truly representative body.

A Young Global Leader (YGL) has a recognized record of extraordinary
achievement, a proven track record of substantial leadership experience as
well as a clear indication of playing a substantial leadership role for the
rest of his or her career; has demonstrated a commitment to serve society at
large through exceptional contributions; and has an impeccable record in the
public eye and good standing in his or her community, as well as showing great
self-awareness, a desire for learning and a global perspective. Already
successful and accomplished in their own fields, the YGLs co-create a
community of insight and action that is truly committed to improving the state
of the world.

Slicklein says, "I am both humbled and honored to be included in this diverse
and impressive community of leaders that have a collective and tremendous
commitment to creating a better world. I fully embrace the opportunity to
become partners with many of my fellow Young Global Leaders as we help build
the society of the twenty-first century."

To learn about the Young Global Leaders selection and nomination process,
click here: http://www.weforum.org/community/forum-young-global-leaders.

See the full list of honorees here:
http://www3.weforum.org/docs/YGL13/WEF_YGL13_Honourees.pdf

Watch the Young Global Leaders Class of 2013 video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtW1uqTpV94

About OgilvyEarth
OgilvyEarth is a global sustainability practice that helps brands harness the
power of sustainability through innovative business thinking, strategic
planning and communications. OgilvyEarth works with visionary companies that
are looking to make sustainability a growth driver for both their business and
the communities they serve. OgilvyEarth is a unit of Ogilvy & Mather, a WPP
company (NASDAQ:WPPGY), one of the world's largest communications services
groups. For more information, please visitwww.ogilvyearth.com

SOURCE OgilvyEarth

Website: http://www.ogilvyearth.com/
Contact: Theresa Nasi, +1-212-237-6871, Theresa.nasi@ogilvy.com
 
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