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Business, Environment and Society Speaker Series: Denise Quarles, Siemens (Virtual)

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Monday, November 9



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business



"Navigating Stakeholder Needs During Uncertain Times"


This is a recorded webinar, watch the link here. 


Denise QuarlesThe Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business (“Center”) invites you to the next talk in our Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series. 

In our constantly changing marketplace, organizations face the challenge of navigating the converging needs of stakeholders. Our current pandemic and national reckoning of racism further complicates the work of organizations that aim to serve the needs of employees, customers, communities, and shareholders. In this talk, Denise Quarles will share her perspective based on her experience as head of external affairs at Siemens.

Discussion topics will include the following:

  • How is technology being leveraged to help employees return with confidence into the workspace while Covid-19 remains a threat to public health?
  • How have companies served employees and communities during the pandemic?
  • What are a few of the struggles that corporations face when having to meet the needs of stakeholders?

Speaker Bio: 

Denise Quarles is the Head of External Affairs for the Southeast.  She serves as a strong liaison with local governments, developing relationships, helping navigate various political channels and driving solutions management for public and private sector opportunities. In her role, she employs her passion for implementing smart, sustainable and resilient infrastructure initiatives that reduce cost/waste and improve quality of life. Prior to joining Siemens, Denise spent four years as the Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta where she advised and liaised with elected officials, implemented legislative polices approved by City Council, and created powerful alliances among private sector, academic, nonprofit, and community organizations.  Denise also served as the VP of Environmental Affairs of Southwire Company. As VP, she monitored and reported progress of economic and environmental liability to Board of Directors on a quarterly basis while maintaining responsible presence within key communities.  Denise holds a MBA and a chemical engineering degree.


This is a recorded webinar, watch the link here. 



The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business was founded in 2013 to act as a catalyst and connector, bringing together students, research faculty, companies, and entrepreneurs to create an environment where business-driven solutions to sustainability challenges can take shape and thrive. In all, Scheller provides students unparalleled breadth in environmental sustainability, ethics, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and values-based leadership.