Haley Lowry, world sustainability director at supplies maker Dow Inc., has been named a Younger International Chief for 2021 by the World Financial Discussion board.
Lowry was one in all 112 folks underneath age 40 acknowledged by the WEF.
“Over the previous yr, the world has dealt first-hand with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic inequalities, discrepancies in our well being care programs, financial downturns and training shifting to digital,” WEF officers stated on the group’s web site.
“Younger leaders around the globe are main by instance and paving the best way for motion on these points,” they added. “These younger leaders exemplify what we’d like most in the present day: hope, empathy, authenticity and the drive to develop options that may change the world for the higher.”
Lowry joined Midland, Mich.-based Dow in 2005 and has held her present place since 2016. Her expertise contains creating new round enterprise fashions and merchandise that combine social, environmental and industrial objectives throughout CPG, retail, and plastics sectors.
Based on the WEF, Lowry “has discovered the intersection of enterprise and influence through the use of her job for good.”
“As a brave chief in sustainability, she has formed one of many largest firm dangers right into a development alternative,” officers stated. They added that Lowry incessantly speaks about plastic waste points and options at business occasions and has had a number of gadgets revealed on these matters.
Most just lately, throughout COVID-19, Lowry “catalyzed a motion for financially supporting waste pickers, among the many world’s most marginalized, however important to delivering a round economic system for plastic waste.”
“She is keen about utilizing enterprise as a power for good to unravel social and environmental challenges,” WEF officers stated.
In 2018, Lowry spoke with Plastics Information about Pulling Our Weight, a Dow volunteer program that eliminated greater than 40,000 kilos of waste from waterways around the globe.
“As a plastics producer, we need to be held to a better commonplace,” she stated. “With all of the stress that plastics is going through, we needed to do extra to start out a motion. We need to encourage our clients to start out their very own efforts and provides them one thing to rally round.”
WEF relies in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a world group for public-private cooperation. The group hosts an annual occasion in Davos, Switzerland, that options enterprise leaders from around the globe.
Dow is among the world’s largest producers of polyethylene and specialty resins and chemical compounds. The agency employs virtually 36,000 worldwide and posted gross sales of $38.5 billion in 2020.