Engineering Cloud-Based Solutions to Climate-Based Challenges: Monica Batchelder, Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Technology has the power to transform our future. And that is more true today of IT, the cloud and AI than ever before. But how do you balance the power of technology with its environmental impact?  And how do you leverage IT to move climate solutions further, faster?  Better yet, how do you achieve that at scale and speed, given the timelines we’re working against? Monica Batchelder is Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a global edge-to-cloud company sharing passion and purpose through technology and innovation. In this episode, she explains how HPE leverages the power of IT, the cloud, and AI to not only become a sustainability leader, but also to empower companies of all sizes to do the same– and how you leverage sustainability commitments to be a growth, innovation, and impact driver at the same time.

Monica Batchelder: 

At HPE, Monica directs a global team that sets the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) vision, strategy, and implementation plan for one of the world’s largest technology companies.

She guides the development and management of strategic programs and collaborates with senior leaders across the organization and the Board to ensure the integration of ESG into the company’s business strategy. Monica also serves as Executive Director of the HPE Foundation and administers HPE’s Living progress Steering Committee to drive alignment and advancement of its ESG agenda.

Prior to joining HPE, Ms. Batchelder served as the Director of ESG Strategy and Operations and as the Global Lead for Sustainability Activation and Reporting, where she shaped and executed initiatives across the company’s net zero emissions roadmap, data governance and reporting, and social impact.

She additionally built sustainable business strategies at a boutique consulting firm in Sydney, Australia, advising multinational corporations and NGOs on corporate sustainability, collective impact, and brand purpose. For nearly a decade, she also has served as a pro-bono advisor to The MAVEN Project, a non-profit organization supporting access to specialty healthcare among diverse and underserved populations.


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