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Insights and tips from remarkable women leaders and innovators - from business, policy, science, the arts - who are transforming our world - Energy and sustainability - Career advice too.

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Feb 28, 2023

It has to be cross-functional…It's really leaders in the product group, in global operations, in services and other groups that are coming together as a governance body and saying, ‘What do we need to do holistically and cross-functionally? And what are all of the different parts that add up to a new potential outlook or approach?’ And, ‘How do we go about this as a collective?’ So it is a different way of thinking entirely as you wrestle with these innovation implications.

Page Motes on Electric Ladies Podcast

Dell Technologies has been a leader in how to integrate sustainable business practices for over 20 years, and now they developed a concept for an eco-conscious computer. 

Listen to Page Motes, head of Sustainability at Dell Technologies, in this fascinating interview on Electric Ladies Podcast with host Joan Michelson tell us about that new computer and how they transitioned their operations to use less energy and water and generate less waste.

You’ll hear:

  • How Dell is manufacturing computers using less energy and water, and generating less waste.
  • What they are hearing from their customers about the need to be eco-conscious, as well as from their suppliers and employees.
  • How they are designing this new eco-conscious computer, including using sustainable raw materials and accessing the all-important minerals from non-conflict sources.
  • The impact of the climate change provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS and Science Act on manufacturers.
  • Plus, insightful career advice.

And much more!

You need to open your aperture a little bit more in the opportunities.…(Most people) just don't realize all the different places in a company, especially today where social impact, ESG, and real purpose-driven work happens. They assume it only falls in human resources, diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility. They don't realize that it happens in a broader group of places. And so, the first thing that I really do is…really map out all the places in that company where that kind of work can happen. and I think what they find quickly is their avenues for growth explode.”

Page Motes on Electric Ladies podcast

Read Joan’s related Forbes articles here.

You’ll also want to listen to (some of these are under the name Green Connections Radio):

·       Trisa Thompson, former Chief Sustainability Officer, Dell Technologies – on how she would do it today, and what boards are doing to accelerate sustainable manufacturing.

·       Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors – on how they are pivoting to be more sustainable.

·       Bridget Hughes, Donnelly Financial Solutions, on ESG software and what to look for.

·       Kristina Wyatt, Former head of the SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Rules Task force, now at Persefoni

·       Suzanne DiBianca, SVP, Corporate Relations, Salesforce on ESG tracking software

·       Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.”

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