The Value of the Future of Sustainability – Inside the Ohana Ep. 8

On this episode, Suzanne discusses Salesforce’s journey to net zero emissions via climate action programs.

Emma Calderon
Emma Calderon
August 4, 2022
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Welcome to Inside the Ohana!

Meet Suzanne DiBianca, the EVP of Corporate Relations and Chief Impact Officer at Salesforce, and the former president of the Salesforce Foundation and Salesforce.org. In this episode, Suzanne talks about pioneering the 1-1-1 model of integrated corporate philanthropy and Salesforce’s efforts to create a sustainable future – from growing 1 trillion trees to energizing the ecopreneur revolution.

Guest Bio - Suzanne leads Salesforce’s stakeholder capitalism strategy—including the company’s global corporate relations and sustainability efforts. She also leads the company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and reporting with a depth of focus on climate action programs on the global journey to Net Zero emissions. Through the Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund, Suzanne invests in innovative, diverse cloud companies driving positive change across sustainability, education, equality and social sector technology solutions, as well as drives Salesforce’s workforce development efforts, with a focus on upskilling and hiring of the military community and other nontraditional talent. Previously, Suzanne was co-founder and president of the Salesforce Foundation and Salesforce.org, and co-created Pledge 1%.

“Start small and find out what people are passionate about and lift them up. Don't wait to work on the climate - we need all hands on deck.” Suzanne DiBianca

Episode Timestamps:

*(1:29) - Ohana Origins: Meet Suzanne DiBianca

*(8:31) -  What Does the Ohana mean to Suzanne?

*(11:36) - What’s Cooking: Suzanne’s Current Role at Salesforce

*(19:12) - Future Forecast: What’s in Store for the Salesforce Foundation?

*(21:23) - Advice for Aspiring Philanthropists *(21:59) - Lightning Round!

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