Full Name
Dr. Jesse Daystar
Job Title
Chief Sustainability Officer & Vice President, Sustainability
Cotton Incorporated
Speaker Bio
Dr. Jesse Daystar is Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Sustainability at Cotton Incorporated, overseeing and coordinating internal and external sustainability efforts—including directing research, working with cotton industry stakeholders to develop industry goals, assisting in the communication of sustainability messages, and providing technical insights to Cotton Incorporated, the cotton industry and brands.
Before joining Cotton Incorporated in 2017, Jesse was Assistant Director of Duke University’s Center for Sustainability and Commerce, directing sustainability research for apparel, energy, bioproduct and other industry sectors. His other teaching experience includes life cycle assessment training and sustainable systems curriculum at North Carolina State University and Duke. Jesse also co-authored two reports to Congress quantifying the economic and environmental impacts of the bioproducts industry in the U.S.
He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Pulp & Paper Engineering, a Master of Science, and a PhD in Forest Biomaterials from NC State.
Dr. Jesse Daystar