Speaker Profile

James Sullivan

Head, Global Sustainability Innovation Accelerator


Jim is responsible for ensuring SAP’s vision to ‘help the world run better and improve people’s lives’ empowers our customers to solve some of the world’s biggest economic, environmental and societal issues via SAP’s collaborative network and technology solutions. Prior to joining SAP, Jim was part of the executive management team at Clear Standards where he was responsible for strategy and advisory services.

Formerly Director and acting Branch Chief at US EPA, Jim is an internationally recognized expert on policies and measures to combat climate change. Prior to his service at EPA, Jim worked at Skadden, Arps.

Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Climate Change Officers, and sits on the Advisory Board of Sustainable Brands. He represents SAP on the Corporate Advisory Council of The Sustainability Consortium and various technical workgroups of the World Resources Institute.

Jim holds a M.Sc. from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Brown University.

James Sullivan's Sessions