Google’s Sustainability Office, Kate Brandt has had an influential impact on some of the world’s biggest organisations, with regards to environmental responsibility. The former Cambridge University graduate has dedicated her professional career to making an impact both for governments and corporate clients and championing greener business practices. As a speaker, Kate expands on her extensive industry experience to educate audiences on the importance of climate action and how to adopt futureproofed strategies, that support profits and the natural world.
Well known for transforming Google’s impact, Kate has been the Sustainability Officer at Google since 2015. Credited with developing a collaborative approach across all sectors of global operations, supply chain and product teams for the brand, Kate has implemented an advanced sustainability plan. With a focus on the circular economy, Kate has pioneered a refreshed corporate responsibility for Google. Such impressive work has seen her named as one of the 40 Women Who Have Made the Biggest Impact on the World.
Prior to entering the corporate sphere, Kate worked in senior government positions, advising on sustainable strategy. Previously, Kate was the first Federal Chief Sustainability Officer for the United States, appointed by President Obama as an expert in her field. Additionally, Kate was a Senior Advisor to the Department of Energy, Policy Analyst for the Office of Energy and Climate Change and an Energy Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy. In recognition of her work, Kate was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest civilian honour given in the US Navy. As a preeminent authority on sustainability, Kate was invited to attend the 2023 World Economic Forum in Davos, focussing on the theme of Cooperation in a Fragmented World.
As a speaker, Kate brings years of expertise at the highest level of influence in the public and private sector. From spearheading sustainable policies to championing lasting corporate change, Kate has been named amongst the Top 46 Sustainability Leaders by Forbes, with good reason. A champion of change, Kate is the ideal speaker to transform your audience and business potential with sustainability at the forefront.
In March 2023 we sat down virtually with Kate Brandt and discussed Google’s mission to make the circular economy a reality. Watch our Exclusive Interview with Kate Brandt.