Holly Emerson focuses on defining and implementing metrics for innovation in the “green space”. Her efforts help guide Ingersoll Rand product development and product stewardship. She also collaborates with the Global Procurement and Integrated Supply Chain group to integrate sustainability into supplier quality and compliance programs. Holly’s external reporting expertise and knowledge has helped the company improve on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
Holly began her career with Ingersoll Rand in 2002 as a marketing analyst, and later held marketing manager and market development positions in the company’s Energy Systems business (formerly of the Industrial Technologies sector). She has also been involved in enterprise marketing and corporate communications, where she started benchmarking sustainability best practices among peer companies.
Holly is a member of the GreenBiz Executive Network and Charlotte U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is LEED accredited professional. She serves on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Advisory Council and the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Collaborative Research Center’s Sustainably Integrated Buildings and Sites (SIBS) Industry Advisory Board, on which she was the inaugural chair. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.