The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) an alliance of climate leaders focused on supercharging efforts to decarbonize some of the world’s highest emitting industries has appointed business and sustainability leader Chad Holliday as its first Chair.
The appointment comes as the go to organization for industrial decarbonization gathers momentum in transforming industry through action focused sector initiatives and radical collaboration in hard to abate sectors which make up 30% of global carbon emissions.
Mr Holliday has focused much of his career on galvanizing companies to focus on climate change including at DuPont where he established a goal of achieving sustainable growth – increasing shareholder and societal value while simultaneously decreasing DuPont’s environmental footprint.
Today Mr Holliday serves as a member of the board of directors of John Deere and HCA. He was previously Chair of Bank of America after the financial crisis and Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands. Chad has vast global multi-stakeholder experience across the US, Asia, especially China and Japan and Europe in corporate and Government advisory roles to drive green sustainable business to be competitive in the real economy. He is currently Chair of Global Federation of Councils on Competitiveness to share best practice across 23 countries. He has also chaired the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the National Academies study on “Research Universities and the Future of America.”
Faustine Delasalle, Co-Executive Director of MPP, said: ‘The global economy knows no borders. Progress in heavy industry and mobility sectors exposed to international competition is critical to the world meeting the Paris goals. Today CEOs in those industries must focus on the climate emergency and they need the support from their suppliers, customers, financiers and governments to support this industry transformation. Chad has led by example throughout his career and his experience will be essential to help MPP on its mission to mobilize corporates, financial institutions and governments in key carbon-intensive value chains to work together on a global scale –supplementing national efforts orchestrated by the Paris Agreement. We’re delighted to welcome him to the helm at this pivotal point for our organization.”