Vice President, Responsible Business Alliance
Deborah Albers is Vice President at the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). Deborah’s role includes Strategic Development across the organization including the new programs and services for members as well as our work involving public procurement. Understanding the global landscape in these areas and communicating the associated opportunities and risks to the RBA membership is a key part of her role.
Prior to RBA, Deborah held the position of Principal Social Strategist for Dell Inc. During her 16 years at Dell she was responsible for Stakeholder Engagement and Social Responsibility. In addition to risk mitigation and engaging with stakeholders, she was responsible for reporting on Dell’s progress and challenges through channels such as the annual Sustainability Report, public speaking opportunities and various social media channels. She served on the Board of Directors for the RBA from 2009-2014. Prior to joining Dell in 1999, Deborah was the Operations Manager at RSVP, a startup company in Silicon Valley, California.
Deborah has undergraduate and Doctorate degrees in Naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Health. She also has a Black Belt and Green Belt in business process improvement. She lives with her family in Austin TX, where she has been happily married for 28 years, has two children and two grandchildren.
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Procurement professionals are increasingly facing purchasing categories with complex supply chains that are not easily addressed by simple attributes-based contract specifications. Human rights and labor protections in particular are very hard to control through contracting, because an overlapping supply base often means that no individual company has complete control over a given supplier, and the … read more >>