Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. The world around us is mainly made of two things: nature and the materials that we extract from it. To fight climate change, we need to protect and regenerate nature […]Continue reading
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A mechanical engineer from the University of Virginia, Tom Schuler headed two global businesses with DuPont before joining Solidia Technologies. When he gave his TED Talk in 2020, he was the president and CEO of Solidia, where he led a team commercializing technologies that have the potential to move the needle on carbon while modernizing one of the world's oldest and largest industries: the $1 trillion global cement and concrete industry. He left the company in 2021.
Schuler sees sustainability as a business necessity -- table stakes for countries and companies looking to be competitive in a resource-constrained world. He has spoken at the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival, The Denmark Green Business Summit, The Economist Sustainability Summit, Cleantech100, and with CNN, CNBC, the BBC, the New York Times, the Financial Times, Bloomberg and many more. He is based in Piscataway, New Jersey.