Episode 12: Kate Brandt
This week we sit down with Kate Brandt, Lead for Sustainability at Google. We discuss how technology can be an enabler for sustainability and some of the challenges and opportunities Kate sees working for the largest corporate procurer of renewable energy in the world. This episode gives a look at how sustainability touches all aspects of work at Google from data centers, real estate, supply chain, to product teams to ensure the company is capitalizing on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability and circular economy.
Kate leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations, products, and supply chain. Previously, Kate served as the Federal Environmental Executive under President Obama and became the first Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. Prior to the White House, Kate held several governmental roles including Senior Advisor at the Department of Energy, Director for Energy and Environment in the White House Office of Presidental Personnel, and Energy Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy.