David Lear serves as the Vice President of Dell’s sustainability programs, and works to create long-term stakeholder value and opportunities by integrating economic, social, and environmental responsibility into Dell’s core business strategies. His team engages key stakeholders including customers, NGOs, regulators, industry groups, and agencies to collaborate on global policy and standards development. This includes managing strategic giving and community partnerships that demonstrate the enabling power of technology to drive both business and sustainability outcomes.

David joined Dell in 2006 as Director of Product Safety and Environmental Affairs, responsible for the delivery of Dell global product compliance programs. Previously, Lear served in various roles in design and manufacturing in the Test & Measurement industry, where he specialized in the development of product technologies. David holds a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Missouri State University, and a MBA from the University of Indianapolis.

Powering the Possible on Earth Day

Environmental sustainability at Dell is a year-long commitment. But as we celebrate this Earth Day, I’d like to tell you about a few of the ways Dell is putting its technology to work where it can do the most good for the planet. At Dell, we’re committed to … READ MORE

David Lear April 22, 2013

Dell Ranks No. 4 on Newsweek Green Rankings

We are thrilled to learn that Dell placed No. 4 on the Newsweek Green Rankings for U.S. companies — marking the fourth year in a row that Dell has ranked in the top-five companies. The Newsweek rankings cover three areas: a company’s environmental impact, the corporate policies and … READ MORE

David Lear October 22, 2012

Powering the Possible in Smart Grid

A neighbor’s rooftop solar panel can feed electricity back to the grid when it’s capturing more energy than its owner needs, meaning a home becomes an energy generator in addition to an energy consumer. An electric vehicle owner charges her car overnight during what used to be considered … READ MORE

David Lear October 3, 2012

Designing With the Environment in Mind — 365 Days a Year

Now more than ever, our customers look to Dell to help them meet their environmental goals through technology solutions that can reduce operating cost and create long-term environmental value, without compromising the performance that they expect from Dell. Earth Day 2012, observed on April 22, is a great … READ MORE

David Lear April 20, 2012

Dell Named One of Computerworld’s Top Green-IT Organizations

It’s a great privilege to share that Dell has been named one of Computerworld’s Top Green-IT organizations for 2011. We were recognized, among others, for implementing smart and efficient strategies to achieve “green IT” on behalf of our customers. You can read more at www.computerworld.com . Companies reviewed … READ MORE

David Lear October 24, 2011

Sustainability Programs Spring into Action

I am thrilled to assume responsibility for Dell’s sustainability programs and very much look forward to carrying on this important work for our customers, our company and our planet. While I have been part of Dell’s green efforts for a number of years, I have just taken on … READ MORE

David Lear April 1, 2011

Yours is Designed for the Environment

This has been an exciting month at Dell, not only because we launched some new notebooks, desktops and workstations, but also because we made great progress toward our commitment to become the greenest technology company on the planet. We expanded our ‘Plant a Tree for Me’ program to … READ MORE

David Lear June 28, 2007

National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP)

Today Dell will become the newest partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) program. Members of the company’s environmental affairs and asset recovery teams will formally accept the invitation at the agency’s National Resource Conservation & Recovery Act Division Directors meeting in … READ MORE

David Lear April 18, 2007
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