Jim Davis is Executive Director, Global Sustainability, Energy & Environment with SAP, the world’s leading business applications software company. Jim works at SAP Labs in Silicon Valley where he provides internal and external thought leadership for SAP’s corporate sustainability performance management, including a rapidly growing portfolio of enterprise sustainability solutions. Jim also directs partnerships, alliances and business development to deliver SAP value to organizations of all sizes, with emphasis on energy and environmental solutions
Jim earned his BS with Distinction in Biology and Earth Sciences and his MS in Environmental Earth Sciences at Stanford University. He has over 30 years experience in environmental, power and energy industry R&D, consulting, and software solutions. Jim spent the first 16 years of his career as a consultant and employee at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where he lead research and technology transfer programs for acid rain, water resources, emissions trading, competitive energy markets and global climate change. Following EPRI, Jim was a business development executive with ICF Consulting, delivering environmental and energy strategies to power and gas utilities responding to California wholesale and retail energy deregulation. Since 2001, Jim has leveraged his expertise in environment and energy technology, regulation and policy to deliver best-of-breed software solutions for environmental performance improvement, compliance and sustainable business management to private industry and government enterprises across the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.