Raj Deshpande

Raj Deshpande

Senior Director - ESG Sustainability & Stewardship, Saint-Gobain North America


Raj has deep expertise in sustainability for the built environment. He has been involved in a variety of decarbonization strategies for building products. Raj currently leads a team that is responsible for all aspects of sustainability strategy including: reporting on carbon emissions, renewable power procurement, novel decarbonization pathways, life cycle analysis program and facilitating their strategic mission through business units. He has been an invited speaker at national conferences & events focused on ESG. Raj holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a MBA in Finance Strategy. Prior to his current role as Senior Director of Sustainability & Stewardship at Saint Gobain, Raj worked in the building products industry including global roles of increasing responsibility in Technical Research, Product Development, Process Improvement, Business Development, Marketing & CSR/ESG Sustainability functions. Raj describes himself as an engineer by training and sustainability professional by passion.

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