The Environmental Law Institute has announced it will present its 2018 Environmental Achievement Award to Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Apple’s Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, in recognition of her visionary leadership and outstanding environmental stewardship over a most distinguished career.
ELI President Scott Fulton says, “Lisa has exemplified leadership, innovation, and commitment to sound science and rule of law at each step of her remarkable career. She has been a tireless champion for both sustainability and environmental justice, and has left an enduring mark on both the private sector and the public sector. Her work in greening Apple’s supply chain and in reducing the company’s carbon and natural resource footprint has been exceptional, reflecting the power and reach of business leadership in advancing environmental performance and stewardship.”
Jackson joined Apple in 2013, and as the company’s Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives oversees Apple’s efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials, and inventing new ways to conserve precious resources. Additionally, she oversees Apple’s education policy programs such as ConnectED, its product accessibility work, and its worldwide government affairs function.
Before joining Apple, Jackson served as President Barack Obama’s Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2009 to 2013. There, the worked to reduce greenhouse gases, improve air and water quality and other environmental issues.