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Alex Donovan

Alex Donovan Having worked in both traditional environmental science positions on the East coast after graduating from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, and in software and emerging technology as analyst on our CleanChain team in California, Alex is persistent about achieving a more just, sustainable world through her work.

Recent Posts

What is a sustainable supply chain?

Posted by Alex Donovan on Mar 24, 2020 10:15:00 AM


Over the past decade and into the new one, there has been a marked shift towards corporate sustainability, transparency, and accountability. More and more large corporations are making commitments to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. With supply chain emissions reaching up to 5.5 times as high as emissions from direct operations, looking at creating a more sustainable supply chain is the logical next step for any company that is committed to its sustainability goals.

The Top 5 Challenges in Retail Supply Chains

Posted by Alex Donovan on Jan 28, 2020 10:15:00 AM


International retail supply chains are vastly complex systems. The task of managing these systems is rife with challenges, large and small. Global supply chains are affected by many different factors, from geographical constraints and international politics, to consumer attitudes. As such, the key supply chain challenges faced by international retail change year-to-year, and often month-to-month. And as we move into a new decade, here are five of the most pressing challenges for retail supply chains.

ADEC Innovations Attends the 4th UN Environment Assembly

Posted by Alex Donovan on Mar 28, 2019 10:33:20 AM


ADEC Innovations and members of the CleanChain team recently traveled to Nairobi to attend the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The week-long meeting included member states, coalitions, NGO’s, and the private sector, and had an overriding theme of addressing sustainable consumption and production as well as finding innovative solutions for environmental challenges.

Automating Chemical Management with CleanChain

Posted by Alex Donovan on Feb 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Chemical management is a crucial part of the operations of any modern textile brand. By consciously examining the chemicals used in their supply chains, companies can follow through on their values with real action, minimizing any negative impact their manufacturing might have on the environment or local communities.