Sustainability has, in recent years, shifted from the margins to the center of the corporate agenda. At last count, 92% of the S&P 500 companies published an annual sustainability report, while over half of respondents to a recent IBM survey of CEOs identified sustainability as a top priority for their organization.
Schneider Electric has been at the forefront of this transformation. Long before the concept of “ESG” became commonplace in corporate discourse, sustainability was fundamental to our business, culture and values. We do not only lead by example as one of the world’s most sustainable companies, but we are also the digital partner for our customers, supporting them on their sustainability journey.
As employees at Schneider, we consider it a privilege to be part of an organization that is committed to achieving a positive impact on our environment, society and economy. If you wish also to be part of this community, or to learn more about our Sustainability Business, this is the podcast for you!
Episode 3: Accelerate your Career in Sustainability
In this episode of the ‘Own your career, Own your future’ podcast, we are excited to have our Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, Dominic Barbato, and our Human Resources Business Partner for the Sustainability Business, Julia Arnold, with us to discuss Schneider Electric’s effort in advancing climate transformation and how we are empowering our customers to achieve greater energy efficiency.
People who are innovative, who can thrive, change, and willing to take on new challenges, can look forward to an exciting career in sustainability and creating that impact on a global basis for the clients that we serve.
We also dive into the following key topics:
- Our Sustainability Consulting Leadership Program
- Sustainability as a trend which crosses over all careers at Schneider Electric
- Key backgrounds and skills required to work and excel in sustainability
- Schneider Electric’s support for emerging talents who are passionate about sustainability
- Advice to pursue a career in sustainability
Dominic Barbato, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, US
Dominic leads global strategy and innovation for Schneider Electric’s Sustainability Business. He is responsible for evolving the vision of the organization through long-term strategic planning, acquisition and partnership pursuits, innovation advancement, offer expansion, and relationship development. A Schneider “boomerang”, Dominic has held a variety of operations and leadership roles over his 15+ years with the company.
Previously, Dominic was a part of Deloitte’s energy and resources practice. He is also a founding member of a startup focused on energy-as-a-service. He is passionate about the energy and sustainability industry, innovation, and delivering value to clients. Dominic holds an M.B.A. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in economics from Centre College.
Julia Arnold, Human Resources Business Partner for the Sustainability Business, US
Julia has 14 years of experience in Human Resources across multiple industries including manufacturing, defense, health care and now energy. She has been at Schneider Electric for over 5 years in the Sustainability business, and also is the Global HRBP for the Public Sector, Marketing, R&D and IT, Strategy and SaaS Sustainability Solutions. She has a passion for developing people and driving impactful results through positive change and partnering across multiple functions to reach ambitious business goals.
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