Matt Turner is Director of Global Stakeholder Initiatives and Future 500’s Water Programme. A nongovernment organization (NGO) with offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and Beijing, the Future 500 draws together global corporations and NGOs of all stripes on behalf of sustainability and corporate responsibility leadership initiatives. Future 500’s water initiative seeks to find common ground between corporations and civil society to advance multi-stakeholder solutions to systemic water challenges. Through collaboration rather than conflict, Future 500 looks to forge relationships that lead to positive change. Turner formerly worked as a corporate responsibility consultant for The Coca-Cola Company, where he collaborated with both internal and external stakeholders on key social issues and initiatives involving ethical sourcing, union relations, public relations and crisis management. He has an MSc in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BA in Government and International Studies, from the University of Notre Dame.