“This is the start of a world-class group of innovative thinkers who will help propel us along the road to sustainability,” Bill Ford said as he announced the council. “Ford has a long heritage of environmental innovation, and a renewed commitment to finding solutions that work for everyone. We also recognize that it will take a collective effort to resolve these issues, and we plan to be a proactive participant in that dialogue.”
Bill Ford announced the council’s formation as he presented the seventh annual Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability, which the University of Michigan hosts to invite internationally recognized experts to speak on critical issues of sustainability. His lecture became the latest in a series that has included addresses from such notable thought-leaders as former Vice President Al Gore and former BP chief executive officer Lord John Browne. The lecture series honors Michigan resident Peter M. Wege for his contributions to the university’s Center for Sustainable Systems and to the environmental field.
Bill Ford said the Transformation Advisory Council’s initial outside members will include: