Merger Mania: Page Motes Melds Ethics & Compliance With Sustainability In New Role at Dell Technologies

“More and more, we are finding that sustainability is becoming more of a differentiator in our mind, so you can imagine our customers feel the same” 

Page Motes

In today’s Principled episode, Page Motes shares her history at Dell Technologies as Senior Managing Director, Global Ethics and Compliance Officer and now as Strategy Lead of Sustainability. Motes discusses the difficulties and duties of overseeing and managing Dell’s ethics strategy and sustainability initiatives, and the impact of corporate activism, and she shares some advice for young people entering the E&C profession.

ABOUT PAGE MOTES 

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Page Motes is the director of sustainability, strategy, and operations at Dell Technologies. She is responsible for engaging with subject matter experts, business leadership, customers and other important external stakeholders to help define and drive Dell’s strategic vision and plan of record for the company’s sustainability efforts. 

Prior to this role, Motes spent 10 years in Dell’s global ethics and compliance office, most recently serving as senior managing director, overseeing and managing Dell’s ethics strategy and proactive culture of integrity initiatives, including the code of conduct, compliance and ethics-related awareness programs, and signature ethics operational processes for Dell and its global team members. Both roles have been complimented by an additional 15 years in sales and consulting, much within the ethics, compliance, risk and governance space. 

Motes is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and a former board member of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative. She is a Hill Country Chapter board member of the Young Men’s Service League, which engages high school boys to develop a heart for service in their communities.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN THIS EPISODE...

  • [:50] What led you into ethics and compliance and how that has taken you into this new role as a strategy leader of sustainability at Dell?

  • [4:24] How does your E&C background help you in this new role, especially as E&C investor activism and ESG are coming together to push companies?

  • [6:34] How does your E&C background help you in this new role, especially as E&C investor activism and ESG are coming together to push companies?

  • [11:53] What are two or three issues you're working on now in your new role in sustainability that is taking a lot of your time and focuses?

  • [14:32] What do you see now as one or two biggest drivers in this area that organizations need to prepare for, and how will these drivers impact E&C and sustainability teams and how they work?

  • [18:19] What advice do you have for young people, particularly women entering this E&C profession, and what do you wish someone had told you when you started that you didn't learn until later, maybe after a tough lesson?

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