Building A More Sustainable Future

Building a More Sustainable Future

Presented by Kristen Siemen, GM’s Chief Sustainability Officer

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Online via the Zoom Platform

As the world moves toward building a more sustainable future, engineers in the automotive industry play a critical role in the transition to zero emissions. From the use of sustainable materials to the impacts on the communities in which we live and work, manufacturers like General Motors are working to help shape a safer, more sustainable tomorrow. Hear from GM’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Kristen Siemen, on how the company is using innovation and collaboration on its sustainability journey and how we can all be part of the solution to some of the biggest challenges facing our world today.


Kristen Siemen
Vice President, Sustainable Workplaces & Chief Sustainability Officer
General Motors

Appointed to Chief Sustainability Officer in February 2021, Kristen Siemen helps to lead General Motors to a future with zero emissions as the company continues to take bold actions against climate change, including GM’s commitment to become carbon neutral in its products and operations by 2040. Under Siemen’s leadership, GM has received numerous recognitions including JUST Capital’s MOST JUST Companies, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for corporate sustainability leadership, and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for demonstrating exceptional leadership and commitment to business integrity.

Ms. Siemen is also passionate about promoting inclusion and gender equality. She was instrumental in creating GM’s career reentry program, “Take 2,” serves as GM’s key executive for the Society of Women Engineers and is the co-lead for the GM Women Ally Program. Since transitioning into her role as CSO, she has garnered several individual recognitions for exemplary leadership, most notably including Crain’s Notable Leaders in Sustainability, Future 50 Tech, and Sustainability Mag’s Top 100 Women in Sustainability. Siemen serves on the Oakland University School of Engineering & Computer Science Advisory Board, where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering.


Cost: Complimentary to our members and the engineering community.

To Register: Register online by using the link to the right.

For More Information: Contact Elana Shelef at eshelef@esd.org.