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February 10, 2022

Sustainability and Space: Lessons from Low Earth Orbit

Hear from Chris Geiger, Internal Audit Director at Lockheed Martin, as we explore a new frontier in sustainability and engineering.


Amidst growing concerns over the sustainability of space-based technologies, Chris Geiger explains his firm’s strategy for overcoming the many challenges at this frontier of engineering.

Space-based technologies are an increasingly important part of the global infrastructure and — like all of Earth’s resources — should be managed sustainably. This episode serves as a prime example of how firms can embed long-term thinking, resilience, and adaptability into their corporate structure, and how this can help reduce the impact of risks from climate change and environmental degradation.

Today’s episode will explore:

  • The challenges facing space-based technologies today and in the future
  • The role of resilient engineering design in environmental sustainability
  • The importance of effective governance structures for sustainable business strategies

Links from today’s discussion:

For more information on climate risk, visit GARP’s Climate Resources Hub: https://climate.garp.org/

If you have any questions, thoughts, or feedback regarding this podcast series, we would love to hear from you at: climateriskpodcast@garp.com

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Speaker’s Bio

Chris Geiger – Internal Audit Director at Lockheed Martin

Over his 20-year career with Lockheed, Chris has held leadership positions across Engineering, Enterprise Risk Management, and Sustainability. In his current role, he leads the global internal audit function, evaluating corporate risk exposure and governance strategies.

Chris is also a board member for the MidFlorida Credit Union and is a vice-chair of the International Astronautical Federation Enterprise Risk Management Committee. He has also served on governmental advisory boards relating to emergency planning and housing in Florida.

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