Patrick Flynn is Vice President and Global Head of Sustainability for Salesforce, the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), where he defines and leads the execution of Salesforce’s environmental strategy. He helps the company use its full power for the planet, addressing the climate crisis to reach the shared goal of a just transition to a 1.5-degree future as quickly as possible.
His portfolio includes engaging customers and suppliers on their own climate journeys, the decarbonization of infrastructure, travel and real estate, advocating for equitable climate policies, disclosing environmental data in financial and ESG disclosures, and scaling investments in nature-based solutions like forests and oceans.
Patrick was captivated by sustainability early in his career as a mechanical engineer, when he did systems designs for high-rise commercial and residential buildings. This led to positions in cleantech investing and eventually to his current role at Salesforce.