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GEC Panelist Feature: How is the Solar Industry Ensuring Best ESG Practice?

June 4

GEC Panelist Feature: How is the Solar Industry Ensuring Best ESG Practice?

Date: Day One – Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Time: 16:00 – 16:45

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  • How to incentivise the industry to go beyond existing governance and regulations to future-proof operations.
  • What is the impact of ESG efforts within the supply chain, from mineral sourcing to manufacturing, to the labour force employed.
  • How the Carbon Border Tax is impacting the market.

Speakers:

Eamonn Medley
Director of Business Development
NTR plc

David Kemp
Chief Financial Officer
Exagen

Maria del Mar Bernal Conde
Supply Chain Sustainability & PMO Manager
Lightsource bp

Xinru Xu
Sustainable Debt Analyst
Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)

Dylan Middleton
ESG Manager – Sustainability and Supply Chains
JA Solar

Featuring GEC Panelist:

Patricia Dillon
Vice President, Criteria and Category Development
Global Electronics Council

Patty oversees the criteria development process, strategy, and team at GEC for new and existing EPEAT product categories as well as other GEC initiatives. She leads the initiative to transform the GEC criteria development process into a more efficient, agile, science-driven process that engages broad and diverse stakeholders and experts. Her team is responsible for the ongoing surveillance and development of new product categories, preparing State of Sustainability Research on the sustainability impact of electronics and strategies to mitigate the impacts, managing multi-stakeholder processes that build and maintain sustainability criteria for implementation on the EPEAT Registry, and developing GEC’s electronics environmental benefits calculator. She joined GEC in 2016, bringing a deep understanding of consensus-based criteria development and a long history with EPEAT. She has been involved in the standards that form the foundation of EPEAT since its inception, first as a stakeholder invited to participate in the development of the initial computer standard, and subsequently, in leadership positions for the television, server, and photovoltaic standards.

Patty has over thirty years of research, facilitation, and program management experience in standards development, environmental policy, and business strategy with extensive work in electronics, plastics, and packaging. Before joining GEC, Patty was an independent consultant, a part-time program manager at the Northeast Recycling Council, where she managed the State Electronics Challenge and Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse, and a research associate at Tufts University. Patty holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tufts University.

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