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California Resources Appoints Sustainability Leader

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The independent exploration and production company California Resources Corporation has named Chris Gould as the company’s first chief sustainability officer. 

“Bringing Chris on board reflects the importance of our ESG initiatives and our commitment to decarbonization and a realistic energy transition,” said Mac McFarland, CEO and president. “His considerable leadership skills and experience in climate change and implementation of new technologies will help the company deliver on our goals while maintaining ESG leadership.”

For the past decade, Gould has served as senior vice president of corporate strategy and chief innovation and sustainability Officer of a Fortune 100 energy company. In this role he built and led the company’s overall climate/ESG programs, including the development of climate mitigation and adaptation transition plans. 

“CRC’s Board believes a strong ESG focus is critical to the company’s mission and will drive value creation,” said Gould. “I am excited about providing leadership to this important area and ensuring CRC’s ESG initiatives are well understood and bring positive outcomes for our communities, employees and shareholders.”

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