“I’m passionate about serving on the Beyond Benign Executive Board because I believe in the power of chemistry to solve some of the 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.”
For more than 30 years, Rose Perkins has advocated for environmental protection and sustainable development. She led, developed and implemented worldwide sustainability strategies and programs for several multinational companies including, Rohm and Haas, Dow and DuPont. Rose is a passionate and collaborative leader who believes that business, can and should, be used be a force for good. Rose strived to foster cross-business collaboration and advised global leadership teams to advance the integration of sustainability across companies and with key stakeholders. Her most notable work included the development and implementation of decade-long sustainability goals that integrated and amplified business and corporate strategies.
Rose received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University where she got her first appreciation for the power of chemistry in society. She is committed to advancing education on sustainability and green chemistry, as evidenced by her volunteer work as a STEM Ambassador at Dow, serving two terms as a corporate advisory board member for Net-Impact, and her current role as an executive board member for Beyond Benign.