Kathrin Winkler is the former Chief Sustainability Officer and founder of the Office of Sustainability at EMC Corporation (now Dell EMC). She now devotes her professional efforts to helping guide the next generation of sustainability leaders and to encouraging companies to accelerate and strengthen their aspirations for an equitable and sustainable economy.
As an Editor at Large for GreenBiz, Kathrin writes to share her perspectives from beyond the corporate walls, and is co-founder of a group of veteran sustainability professionals that provides mentoring and guidance to upcoming leaders and NGOs. She serves on the boards of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a non-profit advancing energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors; Net Impact, inspiring and equipping emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world; and the Green Electronics Council (GEC), working with purchasers to stimulate the market for sustainable IT products and services.
Kathrin is a trained Climate Reality Leader and Mentor, and lives in Seattle with her husband Angus.