ABIE Award Winners, Social Impact

Kathrin Winkler

2014 Women Of Vision ABIE Award Winner for Social Impact

Transforming corporate mindsets about Sustainability has been both a personal and professional journey for Kathrin Winkler, who is Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer for EMC Corporation. As CSO for the world’s leader in cloud computing, Winkler provides the vision, strategy and leadership for EMC’s global sustainability initiatives. She chairs and collaborates with a virtual cross-functional team comprising EMC’s Green Business Leadership to integrate sustainability principles into the corporate culture, the business strategy, and day-to-day operations.

Winkler’s passion in such topics as Sustainability in the Cloud, Sustainability Governance Models, and Sustainability as a Cultural Norm, has made her a frequent guest speaker in many forums. In 2010, she appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet to provide insight into how information technology is contributing to energy efficiency.

Winkler founded EMC’s Engineering Green Team and its Design for Environment program while Senior Director with the Hardware Engineering Group. Prior to joining EMC in 2003, Winkler held senior positions at Renaissance Worldwide and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Winkler is a Director of EcoLogic Development Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to community-based conservation in Central America. She is also a Director of the Green Grid, a non-profit open industry consortium dedicated to resource efficiency in business computing.