Dr. Neil C. Hawkins previously served as the Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Vice President for Environment, Health & Safety for The Dow Chemical Company, recently finishing his 30th year of service. Hawkins is a global leader in sustainable business practices, EH&S management, and public policy platforms for global sustainable development. He led Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals development, which aim to help chart a new course for business in global sustainable development.
During his tenure, he was the architect of several groundbreaking collaborations, including the Dow/Nature Conservancy Collaboration on valuing nature in business decisions, which won the Harvard Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership, as well as the innovative Dow Sustainability Graduate Fellows Program at the University of Michigan.
Hawkins holds doctoral and master’s degrees from the Harvard University School of Public Health, as well as an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech. Learn more online and @neilchawkins.