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Executive Leadership Changes Within the US Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Ideas for the Council's Equity Strategy

Published 11-19-21

Submitted by United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD)

November 19, 2021 /CSRwire/ - The US Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD) is pleased to announce the following changes within the Executive Committee that will further drive the organization to accomplish its new equity vision under the leadership of Claude Griffin, the new Executive Director.

The US BCSD welcomes Tarique J. Rashaud, Sustainability Finance Advisor, NRG Energy Inc., to the Executive Committee. Tarique’s contributions in the Gulf Coast Carbon Collaborative and as co-leader of the Electrification and Energy Transition Working Groups helped create a robust suite of decarbonization themes for the Gulf coast. He is a significant influencer in the equity program guiding engagements with minority-serving academic institutions and companies working on decarbonization in the Gulf region.

We welcome Dawn James, Director, US Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, Microsoft Corporation, to the Executive Committee. We look forward to her becoming a significant contributor to the overall direction of the organization.

And we embrace Rick Johnson, Director of Sustainability at Entergy, and current member of the Executive Committee, as Executive Committee chairman. In this role, Rick will work with other committee members and the executive director to guide the organization’s focus on emerging sustainability opportunities. Rick has been instrumental in the development and success of the Gulf Coast Carbon Collaborative from its inception and actively served on the Executive Committee. Rick is co-leader for the Hydrogen Working Group within the Gulf Coast Carbon Collaborative. The Collaborative provides cross-sector solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Gulf region.

We extend a huge thank you to Scott Tew, VP for Sustainability and ESG at Trane Technologies, for serving as Chair for the past five years. His leadership helped drive the US BCSD to achieve many key goals, all while he tackled new and expanded responsibilities at Trane Technologies. Scott will remain a member of the Executive Committee.

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About the US BCSD

The US BCSD is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit business association that harnesses the power of collaborative projects, platforms and partnerships to develop, deploy and scale solutions to ecosystems, energy, materials carbon, and water challenges. For more information visit https://usbcsd.org/.

US BCSD platforms and projects are action-based and results-oriented, bringing together the collective insights of the council’s members to define challenges, develop and test solutions, evaluate results and establish solutions that create meaningful change. This work includes leveraging academic, government and non-profit resources and expertise to support market development and to proactively address hurdles in a streamlined and collaborative manner. Current platforms focus on decarbonization, equity, water/ecosystem synergies, and material reuse in support of a circular economy.

Contact

Claude Griffin
Executive Director
US Business Council for Sustainable Development
griffin@usbcsd.org

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United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD)

United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD)

The US BCSD was founded in 1992 to give leading US businesses a platform to work together to design, implement and scale sustainability solutions. Today, the US BCSD’s cross-sector platforms, projects and partnerships bring leading companies together to solve circular economy, carbon, energy and water challenges across North America. The US BCSD is a Global Network partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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