Beyond Benign


Rose Perkins



Perkins, Rose

“I’m passionate about serving on the Beyond Benign Exec Board because I believe in the power of chemistry to solve some of world’s most challenging problems. BB is focused on ensuring the next generation of scientists have the right skills to advance progress in a more sustainable way.”

Rose Perkins works as Associate Director of Sustainability for The Dow Chemical Company. Her responsibilities include developing and deploying business integration and employee engagement sustainability programs across the company.  Focused on advancing Dow’s leadership in sustainability through the power of collaboration, Perkins works closely with Dow business leaders to promote best-practice sharing on sustainable business strategies. She also leads a global network of passionate Dow employees that engage in open dialogue on global sustainability topics inside and outside of Dow. To further drive sustainability integration, Perkins serves as the program director for Dow’s MBA Business Sustainability Leadership Internship program.

Prior to Dow’s acquisition of Rohm and Haas in April 2009, she was global manager of Sustainable Development for Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials business, a specialty chemical supplier to the electronics industries.  She has more than 25 years of experience in advocating for environmental protection and sustainable development.

Perkins received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University. She is passionate about advancing the work of nonprofits and serves on the Executive Board for Beyond Benign and the corporate advisory board for Net-Impact.

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