Neil C. Hawkins currently serves as the Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Vice President for Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) for The Dow Chemical Company, where he is in his 27th year of service. He is a global leader in the private sector in sustainable business practices, EH&S management, and public policy platforms for global sustainable development. He was the Dow executive leading the development of Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals, which have the potential to redefine the role of business in sustainable development. During his tenure, Mr. Hawkins has been the architect of many groundbreaking collaborations, including the Dow/Nature Conservancy Collaboration on valuing nature in business decisions, which won the 2013 Harvard Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership, as well as the innovative Dow Sustainability Graduate Fellows Program at the University of Michigan. Mr. Hawkins was honored with the Corporate Eco Forum’s 2012 C.K. Prahalad Award for sustainability leadership by an individual, and has been named by The Guardian as one of the top 30 most influential sustainability voices in America on social media. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees from the Harvard University School of Public Health, as well as an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech.