Bill Sisson is executive director, North America, for WBCSD, where he directs and oversees its regional member relations, sustainability-oriented projects and events.
Bill formerly led UTC's sustainable product and market transformation efforts within the innovation center, including product sustainability and implementation of measured 2020 goals using DfS and LCA processes with business engineering organizations that assess product strategies involving prioritized sustainability attributes. He represented the Corporation in the Product Sustainability Roundtable (PSRT), an external peer group of like minded companies that look to share knowledge and implement best practices for product sustainability in their organizations. Additionally, he represented UTC's interests in establishing market transformation initiatives for smart sustainable cities, where he co-chaired the WBCSD's Low Emissions Economy Partnership (LEEP) project for setting up platforms where the private sector can work with cities to help mobilize their climate action plans that also lead to business opportunities.
As part of implementing a crowd-sourced based internal innovation campaign, together with the CTO's office, he successfully launched the "UTC Grand Challenges" initiative, a cross business unit virtual collaboration and supporting software environment structured to create networked groups that create ideas and identify potential solutions for some of the Company's most difficult challenges.
He was the Liaison Delegate for UTC at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). He also sat on the Board for the Global Buildings Performance Network, a Paris based NGO originally initiated under Climate Works Foundation sponsorship, that offers a knowledge hub for best practice policies that can increase market activity in energy efficiency and emissions reductions. He also was lead organizer and executive sponsor for the TERI-UTC Center of Excellence for Energy Efficient Buildings in India, launched in 2015.