Mike Robinson discussed The Lithium Revolution at the 2014 EFF.
Mike Robinson is the Vice President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs for General Motors. He leads initiatives to further integrate sustainability into GM’s operations and products, and has responsibility for GM’s sustainability reporting initiatives. In this role, he is focused on moving General Motors to the forefront of companies with a solid reputation for operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Robinson also provides leadership in GM’s global environment, energy, and vehicle safety policy activities, including advocacy efforts with governments and key stakeholders. Robinson works with functional organizations to establish internal positioning on key policy issues and develop effective regulatory approaches. He splits his time between Detroit and Washington, D.C. Prior to his current assignment, Robinson held a number of positions on the General Motors Legal Staff, including Vice President and General Counsel of GM North America, Managing Attorney for the Environmental Practice Area, and Corporate Compliance Officer. In those positions, he provided legal advice on a broad array of issues, including vehicle regulation (safety and vehicle emissions), marketing and trade regulations, and lobbying and government ethics. Robinson was hired by General Motors Corporation in 1984, when he joined the company upon his graduation from Villanova Law School. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, as well as an M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Oklahoma State University. In addition, Robinson was an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1977 to 1981. Robinson is an active participant in the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) Executive Committee and serves as the Secretary of the AAM Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations with a mission of preventing unintentional childhood injury. Robinson is also a member of the Board of Directors of the GM Foundation and represents General Motors on the board of the Wildlife Habitat Council and the Blue/Green Alliance Corporate Advisory Council. He also serves on the U.S. National Advisory Committee to the EPA Administrator.