NAEM's 2017 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference

Holly Emerson, Senior Analyst, Product Stewardship; Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability; Ingersoll-Rand plc


Holly Emerson, Senior Analyst, Product Stewardship; Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Ingersoll-Rand plc

Holly Emerson focuses on long-term strategy development and execution; materiality and risk management; and defining and implementing metrics for operating and innovating in the green space. Her efforts help guide Ingersoll Rand product development and product stewardship. She also collaborates with the Global Integrated Supply Chain group to integrate sustainability into supplier quality and compliance programs. Emerson's external reporting expertise and knowledge has helped the company achieve listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices and the CDP Climate Change Disclosure Leadership Index.


Emerson began her career as product engineer in the pump industry with Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps. She joined Ingersoll Rand in 2002 as a market development manager for the renewable markets in the company's microturbine business. She has also been involved in enterprise sales and marketing where she benchmarked sustainability best practices among peer companies and helped launch the company's first sales initiative for green products.


She is a member of the GreenBiz Executive Network and Charlotte U.S. Green Building Council and is LEED accredited professional. Emerson has served on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council and the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Collaborative Research Center's Sustainably Integrated Buildings and Sites Industry Advisory Board, on which she was the inaugural chair. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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