Lisa Jackson

Vice President, Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple //  Advisors

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Lisa P. Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. She 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.

She also leads Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, focused on education, economic empowerment, and criminal justice reform — and is responsible for Apple’s education policy programs, its product accessibility work, and its worldwide government affairs function.

From 2009 to 2013, Lisa served as Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the first Black person to hold the position. Appointed by President Barack Obama, she focused on reducing greenhouse gases, protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination, and expanding outreach to communities on environmental issues.

She has also served as chief of staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and as commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Lisa has been recognized as a leader in business and sustainability in a number of leading publications including Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Vogue’s Game Changers, InStyle’s Badass Women, Newsweek’s Most Important People, TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World (2010 & 2011) and Ebony’s Power 100 lists.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Princeton’s James Madison Medal, Tulane University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Achievement Award, the Corporate EcoForum’s C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Sustainability Business Leadership and The Captain Planet Foundation’s Protector of the Earth Award.

Lisa serves as Board Chair of the Waverly Street Foundation. She also serves on the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and on the boards of Tulane University, Conservation International, the San Francisco Film Society and the American Film Institute. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.