3D InCites Podcast

A Conversation about Meeting Sustainability Development Goals through an Effective ESG Strategy

October 07, 2021 Françoise von Trapp, Jennifer Yuen, John McLaughlin Season 1 Episode 12
3D InCites Podcast
A Conversation about Meeting Sustainability Development Goals through an Effective ESG Strategy
Show Notes

Globally, sustainability has become a much larger conversation than just taking steps to achieve zero carbon emissions. The UN has established 17 sustainable development goals that cover everything from climate change to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the world becomes more socially conscious, it is no longer enough for a company to be profitable - they must also be purpose-driven - to make the world a better place. As a result, many semiconductor companies are elevating the importance of Environmental Social Governance efforts. 

 In this podcast episode, Françoise speaks with ASE’s Jennifer Yuen, and KLA’s John McLaughlin about their respective companies' approaches to achieving a successful ESG strategy. Topics of discussion include: 

  • Why putting sustainable development goals at the forefront is critical for the future of the semiconductor industry and the world
  •  What motivated the companies to develop an ESG strategy?
  •  What is the state of ESG in the semiconductor industry today? 
  • How do we create a holistic strategy that keeps the needs of all the stakeholders – employees, customers, investors, and suppliers?
  • Important lessons to consider when putting together a strong ESG strategy 
  • And more… 

 Jennifer Yuen currently serves as Senior Director of Global Corporate Communications at ASE Group. Over her 20+ year career at ASE, responsibilities have included strategic marketing, customer and ESG communications, digital strategy, and media relations efforts worldwide. Her team is actively involved in the company’s sustainability development. She’s always had an interest in sustainability and her involvement over the past year has increased her passion for taking an active role in improving the company’s impact on the environment. You can contact Jennifer via LinkedIn.

 John McLaughlin, is KLA’s Global ESG Leader, working across the value chain with suppliers and customers, as well as with business leaders across the company. He is also, president of KLA Foundation, and is responsible for the second global headquarters located in Ann Arbor Michigan. John is also available on LinkedIn

 Learn more about ASE’s commitment to ESG.

 Learn more about KLA’s ESG strategy here, or download their global impact report directly.  


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