Founder and Principal of Green Cognition LLC, brings over 25 years of experience in helping clients achieve their sustainability, energy, and environmental goals
WASHINGTON DC, November 17, 2021 – Access Partnership, the leading global public policy firm for the tech sector, today announced its appointment of Rick Goss as Senior Advisor for Sustainability. In this advisory role, Goss will provide strategic advice to the world’s most innovative brands across technology, driving and building actionable goals in ESG and sustainability.
Goss brings over 25 years of experience in public policy, strategy, and advocacy in helping clients achieve their sustainability, energy and environmental priorities. Rick is a recognized policy and technical expert and a seasoned global negotiator who has successfully delivered results in Washington, Brussels, Beijing, and the United Nations. Previous experience includes testifying before Congress on conflict minerals policy, electronics recycling and green procurement, and representing the information and communications technology (ICT) sector before federal agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Labor and the National Security Agency.
Most recently, Goss served as Senior Vice President of Environment and Sustainability at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a major DC-based trade association representing leading multi-nationals in the ICT sector. During his 11 years at ITI, Rick directed the development and implementation of policy and advocacy strategies related to green procurement, renewable energy and supply chain priorities.
Gordon Mackay, Practice Lead Multilateral Organisations and Sustainability at Access Partnership commented, “Increasingly, businesses and government leaders are asking for our help in reviewing their full ESG and sustainability strategy. Rick offers unique experience and capabilities to help them build a plan and strategy to meet their priorities and objectives in today’s complex world”.
Rick Goss stated, “I am pleased to be joining Access Partnership as a Sr. Advisor at a very important time for many international clients looking to achieve sustainability and ESG goals. Together we can help clients tackle the rapidly evolving tech policy landscape and advance their mission to promote sustainable practices.”
About Access Partnership
Access Partnership is the world’s leading public policy firm ensuring market access for technology. We monitor and analyse global trends for the risks and opportunities they create for technology businesses and identify strategies to mitigate those risks and drive the opportunities to our clients’ advantage. Our team uniquely mixes policy and technical expertise to optimise outcomes for companies operating at the intersection of technology, data, and connectivity.