Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab
Emilio Tenuta’s 36-year tenure at Ecolab includes 25 years of technical and marketing management experience in various industries including Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Lodging, Healthcare, Primary Metals and Automotive. In the past eleven years Tenuta has led Ecolab’s strategic sustainability journey focused on corporate responsibility, internal environmental stewardship and helping customers operate more sustainably. He is actively involved in advancing global sustainability practices, with a significant focus on water stewardship and climate. In partnership with S&P Trucost – and a multi-stakeholder advisory group – Tenuta led development of the Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first financial modeling tool to assess water-related risks, and the Smart Water Navigator, a free online tool to help businesses improve water management and achieve their water reduction targets.
Tenuta is actively involved in advancing industry sustainability practices. He sits on the board of director of the World Environment Center, a global non-profit, non-advocacy organization and the leadership council of the Corporate Eco Forum. He is also an active member of several industry organizations, including the American Hotel & Lodging Association sustainability work group. Over the past ten years, Tenuta has forged strong partnerships with a number of NGO’s to support management of water and energy risks in the industrial sector, including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), UN CEO Water Mandate, The Nature Conservancy and World Economic Forum (WEF).
Tenuta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master’s Degree in Business from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.