Interview: Kevin McKnight, CSO, Alcoa

fortune-green-2014TriplePundit reported live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green 2014 conference in Laguna Niguel, CA. Follow along on this page for ongoing video interviews with sustainability thought leaders, corporate change agents and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to a more sustainable future.

In my second interview at Fortune Brainstorm Green last week I got to talk to Alcoa’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Kevin McKnight. Alcoa is a well-regarded leader in sustainability, with some of its industry’s most rigorous and long-standing sustainability initiatives. Kevin provides insight into Alcoa’s leadership—both on how and what it makes. We also went into some of the details around Alcoa’s recent success in the automotive industry helping make cars much lighter, and therefor more fuel efficient.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.