Bruce Klafter, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; Applied Materials Inc.


Bruce Klafter

Bruce Klafter is head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Applied Materials Inc.. where he leads the effort to fulfill the Company’s commitment to sustainability in the design and implementation of business strategies and worldwide operations. He serves as the champion for Applied Materials’ green programs, and manages a variety of reporting, employee engagement and other strategic projects aimed at enhancing the company’s global citizenship programs. Mr. Klafter additionally directed the Company’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs for several years and began his career at Applied Materials as its first EHS legal counsel.


Prior to joining Applied Materials in August 2000, he was chair of the Environmental Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm in San Francisco, Calif. He began his legal career in 1980 as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California.


Mr. Klafter is a past chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel America’s (ACC-A) national Environmental Committee as well as a past chair of the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Section and the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Environmental Committee. He presently serves as a Board member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition as well as an Advisory Council member for Sustainable Silicon Valley, the Association of Climate Change Officers and Next Ten’s Green Innovation Index. Mr. Klafter is also serving this term (Fall 2011) as Presidio Graduate School’s first Expert in Residence.


Mr. Klafter received his JD from the University of California-Davis School of Law, and served as an editor of the UC-Davis Law Journal and editor of Environs (a publication of the Environmental Law Society). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in Urban and Environmental Planning (interdisciplinary) from Tufts University.


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