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Recap: Live Chat with Dr. Neil Hawkins, VP of Global EH&S and Sustainability at Dow Chemical Co.

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday March 12th, 2014 | 4 Comments

Dr. Neil HawkinsEvery Week, TriplePundit takes 30 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

On Wednesday, March 12 at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST, TriplePundit’s Founder and Publisher, Nick Aster, spoke with Dr. Neil Hawkins about sustainability at The Dow Chemical Co.

What are ecosystem services? Ever thought about putting a price on nature? We learned about Dow’s work with the Natural Capital Hub, a project recently launched by The Nature Conservancy and Corporate EcoForum promoting natural capital, as well as some of the ways the company is working with nature to improve otherwise expensive and possibly toxic processes like water treatment.

If you missed the conversation, you can watch it right here or on our YouTube channel.


About Dr. Neil Hawkins

As the Corporate Vice President for Sustainability, Dr. Neil Hawkins drives strategy and implementation for Dow’s sustainability and EH&S programs, including the enterprise-wide 2015 Sustainability Goals. Since 1988, he has served at Dow in a broad range of functional, business, and operations roles.

Hawkins is a widely recognized authority on sustainable business practices, environmental policy and win-win solutions for business and ecosystems. He is a board member of numerous organizations and he chairs the strategic advisory council of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. He is also a trustee of The Nature Conservancy Michigan Chapter and a past member of the Science Advisory Panel for Green Chemistry for the States of California and Michigan. Hawkins holds doctoral and master’s degrees from Harvard University, and is also an alumnus of Georgia Tech.


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  • Marissa Rosen

    Want to ask Dr. Hawkins something? Submit your questions HERE.

    • Anthony

      Will Dow ever have a branch in Nigeria? Like most multi-national companies.

  • http://batman-news.com Brunno Dos Santos Dias

    How Dow incorporate the value of natural capital into the bussines?

  • AIO

    Dow needs to do something to promote an environmentally safe way to recycle components in the megatons of e-waste that is dumped on Africa every year.