William E. Flederbach Jr. ('05 EMBA)

William E. Flederbach Jr. 2023 Sustainability Leadership Award

Portrait of William Flederbach.

2023 Gerald I. Susman Sustainability Leadership Award

William E. Flederbach Jr. is the President & CEO of ClimeCo and is a respected leader in the global environmental commodities market. Following his favorite motto, “To make a difference each day and always do the next right thing,” Bill has created scalable Greenhouse Gas reduction efforts while creating a work culture at ClimeCo that nurtures creativity and empowers his team to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit.   

Today, ClimeCo operates at the forefront of an exciting transformation as global businesses, governments, and environmental advocates recognize that market-based solutions are the most efficient way to address environmental challenges. Through his leadership, ClimeCo is well known for its technical role in developing a diverse portfolio of environmental credits and for providing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) solutions for clients navigating a path to a more sustainable future. He is passionate about supporting clients’ success while encouraging new practices and technologies that will benefit all.  

Bill enjoys the outdoors and frequently is found hiking with his wife and dogs, snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, golfing, boating, and motorcycle riding. He loves his international family of Rotary Exchange kids, including his “kids” from France, Turkey, and Slovakia, to name a few!