Christina Copeland, Sector Manager, Disclosure Services; CDP
Christina Copeland is a Sector Manager on the Disclosure Services team and the Water Thought Leader for the North American office of CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). In this role, she leads the organization's corporate climate change and water disclosure work for Materials and Industrials companies in the USA and Canada. This includes: company engagement and disclosure support; account management of Reporter Services members; contributing to the publication of CDP North America annual investor reports on the state, trends and outlook of corporate climate change reporting; and, the production of training webinars, events and workshops. She is also the author of CDP’s 2013 US Water Report.
Before coming to CDP, Ms. Copeland worked in Mumbai, India doing corporate sustainability consulting for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). While working with TCS, she contributed to projects such as a pilot sustainability index for the Bombay Stock Exchange, renewable energy business analyses and environmental compliance research for multi-national companies, and on-site water accounting and reporting for an Indian cement company.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University and is based out of CDP's North America HQ in New York City. She also sits on the Advisory Board for the Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund.
Michael Hightower, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff; Sandia National Laboratories
Mike Hightower is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the Military and Energy Systems Analysis Department at Sandia National Laboratories. His current efforts include research and evaluation of innovative environmental and energy technologies and the protection of critical water and energy infrastructures. He conducts research on the use of distributed and renewable energy technologies and distributed water and waste water systems to enhance sustainable economic development, global public health, and infrastructure resiliency and security.
Since 2006, he has supported the U.S. Department of Energy in developing a science and technology program for addressing energy and water interdependencies. Most recently he has supported the U.S. Senate on energy water legislation considerations, supported the U.S. National Science Foundation in conducting a national workshop to develop an energy and water research program plan, and assisted the U.S. National Research Council in identifying key energy water challenges and needs.
Mr. Hightower holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from New Mexico State University. He has published more 120 technical papers and reports including articles in NATURE, three Reports to Congress on desalination, water and energy, and liquefied natural gas, and has authored chapters in two books, one on advanced desalination and one on energy and water challenges.
Scott Stallard, Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability; Lockheed Martin Corp.
Scott Stallard is the Senior Manager of Environmental Sustainability within the Corporate Energy, Environment, Safety and Health (CEESH) organization at Lockheed Martin. In this role, he is responsible for environmental sustainability strategy development, external reporting, product stewardship activities and internal engagement with sustainable product development teams. He has been in his current position for almost five years.
Mr. Stallard has more than 20 years of experience at Lockheed Martin and its predecessor companies. While engaged in various financial positions for much of his career, Scott was imbedded in CEESH for six years as the Business Manager where he focused on remediation and overall strategy. Scott served a lead role on the team that launched the corporation’s Go Green program in 2008.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland at College Park.