- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability
- President, CDP North America
Sarda leads the CDP North America team in their work to engage with companies and cities who are on the path of transition to a sustainable economy. Previously, as NRG’s head of sustainability, he lead the development and execution of company-wide sustainability initiatives as well as helps advance and drive better understanding and application of sustainability opportunities and solutions for new and existing customers. Sarda, an experienced commercial advisor to corporations large and small, helps NRG Business Solutions create multi-faceted solutions for their customers as they seek to balance their economic, environmental, and social responsibilities.
Sarda joined NRG from Dell, Inc. where, as director of sustainability and social responsibility since 2010, he partnered with Dell’s sales organization and key corporate customers to drive collaboration and deepen business relationships, and also worked closely with Dell’s supply chain organization to bridge its sustainability efforts and global sourcing priorities and practices. Prior to transitioning to corporate sustainability, Sarda held various strategic e-business roles at Dell and Charles Schwab from 1995-2010.
Named one of the "most influential sustainability voices in America" by The Guardian, he was also recently chosen by Environmental Leader as one of the top 50 sustainability leaders in the US for 2017. Sarda is active in multiple cross-industry sustainability collaborations and projects and is associated with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University as an adjunct professor and senior sustainability scholar.
- MA, Applied Ethics of Science and Technology, Arizona State University, 2017
- BS, Marketing (minor Spanish), Arizona State University, 1990