Senior Director - ESG, Applied Materials
Chris Librie is Applied Materials senior director of ESG. In that role, Chris is responsible for accelerating the company's environmental, social and governance programs while communicating these to external stakeholders
During his tenure, Chris has expanded the central ESG team, taking on responsibility for driving Applied's climate strategy - including RE100, science-based targets (SBTs) and the Net Zero 2040 Playbook. He leads the company's ESG Leadership Council, comprised of executives from business units and functions responsible for driving Applied's programs. Chris reports on progress quarterly to the CEO and executive leadership team as well as to the Applied Board of Directors. Chris has overseen the production of four annual sustainability reports detailing Applied's environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs and results. He also represents the company regularly in public forums and meetings with investors.
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.
Chris holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania.
Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, Carbon removals, Cooperation & partnerships, Energy, Innovation, Private Sector