Online panel: Renewable Energy in Developing Countries

Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: The Problems and the Potential

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, CESB held a moderated panel discussion for the Global Business and Society Fellows Program.  The recording is available here.


Vish Ganti

Vish Ganti (MS, '10), Head of Products, Autogrid

Vish Ganti serves as the Head of Products and is responsible for leading the growth of AutoGrid’s artificial intelligence (AI)- driven flexibility management (FLEX) business, as well as the AutoGrid Energy Internet Platform™. Among his many responsibilities, Vish also champions strategic initiatives such as capital investment, growth and partnerships. As a passionate advocate for open standards, Vish has nearly a decade of success working with utilities, ISOs and C&I sites to develop automated demand response (AutoDR), helping them to expand the adoption of OpenADR technology solutions in distributed resources. Prior to AutoGrid Vish has held senior roles at CPower (a subsidiary of Constellation), Johnson Controls and EnerNOC, and was research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He earned his master's in electrical engineering from San Francisco State University in 2010.

Chris Librie

Chris Librie, Director at Applied Materials

Chris Librie is Applied Material's Director of ESG, Corporate Sustainability and Reporting. In that role, Chris is responsible for accelerating the company’s environmental, social and governance programs while communicating these to external stakeholders. Prior to Applied, Chris most recently served as director of corporate social responsibility at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. where he led the company’s social investments and its regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Chris led ESG and corporate sustainability programs at eBay Inc. and HP Inc., helping both organizations improve their ESG performance and reporting while achieving the highest recognition from leading external organizations including CDP and DJSI. Chris holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania.

susan cholette

Susan Cholette, CESB Director and Moderator

The Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB) was launched in the Lam Family College of Business in 2011 to promote ethics, corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability beyond just the classroom walls for students, faculty, and the Bay Area business community. Moderator Susan Cholette, Ph.D., is the current director and also a professor of Decision Sciences, where she teaches operations, supply chain management, project management, and spreadsheet modeling courses. Her primary research interests concern supply chain efficiency and sustainability, especially for the food and beverage sectors. She was one of the founders of the Bay Area Green Supply Chain Forum and is on the Board of Directors of PulpWorks, Inc, a startup providing greener and safer alternatives to plastic packaging.

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