Global Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future: Faith Taylor, Global Sustainability & ESG Officer at Kyndryl

In this unique moment in human history, the climate emergency is increasingly defining our lives. While artificial intelligence is unlocking potential positive impact on a scale never seen before. So what does the future hold for us and our children? How will technology help us show up more responsibly to people and the planet? And what does that look like in practical terms– so that our individual efforts compound in ways that will course correct our future? Faith Taylor is the Global Sustainability and ESG Officer at Kyndryl, the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services, with a goal of powering human progress through strong, purpose-driven practices that deliver value to employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities. In this episode, she explains how IT infrastructure and AI can address your sustainability ambitions in ways that will serve your business, and how the power of collaboration and its ripple effect can ensure we address the climate crisis for all of our futures.

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Faith Taylor: 

Faith Taylor is Global Sustainability Officer at Kyndryl, a $19 Billion and 90,000 employee spin-off from IBM. Prior to Kyndryl, she was the Global Environmental Social Governance (ESG) leader at Tesla where she worked with their Board of Directors, investors and leadership teams to develop their strategies, structures and targets. Before joining Tesla, Faith served as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of Wyndham Worldwide from 2005 to 2018. Under her leadership, she helped to build their sustainability program leading to the company’s recognition by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as a World and North American hospitality leader. In addition, Ethisphere recognized Wyndham as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. As the CSO, Taylor was responsible for the company’s global environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs including policies, strategies and risk management. Prior to her role as CSO, Faith was a brand marketing and new business development leader managing businesses that delivered $100 million to $600 million in revenues. She helped to restructure brands and developed innovative products and markets to deliver rapid growth. Faith was a professor at the Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State teaching Corporate Social Responsibility, Brand Marketing and Sustainability and was a co-founder of the University’s Global Human Trafficking and social entrepreneurship center. She is currently President of the Women’s Association of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and a member of their board. She is also a member of the Executive Women of New Jersey and served on the boards of the World Travel and Tourism Council, and the United States Green Building Council. In 2022, Business Chief and Sustainability magazines ranked Taylor among the top 10 U.S. women of the inaugural Top 100 Women in Sustainability list. Raised in Seattle and born in Japan, Taylor earned a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She and her husband have two children and live in West Orange, N.J. Faith is an avid gardener.


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