Sustainability Director, BASF
As Sustainability Director for BASF in North America, Charlene Wall-Warren leads a team working across the organization to bring BASFs corporate purpose We create chemistry for a sustainable future to life: by further integrating sustainability in business strategies, engaging employees, and collaborating with customers, value chain partners and other external stakeholders. Charlene's roles over the last 24 years include project engineering, process and safety design for manufacturing facilities, business & strategy development, marketing communications, packaging, and life cycle assessment touching industries as diverse as petrochemicals, construction, automotive, food, and personal care. She has been a Board member for Sustainable Brands, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, The Sustainability Consortium and serves as a Chair for the Green Sports Alliance. Charlene holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Executive Forum: Sustainability as a Value Creator and Growth Generator
“Sustainability is now a business imperative to ensure the long-term growth of manufacturing operations and the vitality of the communities in which they operate," said Christophe Beck, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Nalco Water, and a keynote speaker at the NAM's Leading Edge Executive Forum held in Chicago on October 13.