Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, and the former Environmental Protection Agency administrator under former president Barack Obama. Apple will become carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030, working with its global partners and suppliers to move to 100 percent renewable energy. They recently announced a $200 million first-of-its-kind fund to support climate-smart forestry investments.

Jackson joins Washington Post opinions columnist Jonathan Capehart Thursday, April 22 at 4:30pm ET to discuss the importance of transparency, corporate social responsibility and Apple’s commitment to fight climate change by working to make every device sold by Apple have net zero climate impact by 2030.

Highlights

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, says addressing racial equity and climate justice in communities of color is “more than the right thing to do.” “…[T]he first and the most important reason is because prosperity has to be shared, and this is the right thing to do.” (Washington Post Live)
Apple's new Restore Fund provides a $200 million investment targeting the development and conservation of sustainable working forests. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, says the initiative is an innovative approach that could be profitable for Apple and other companies. “We believe it's going to make us money, but the real reason we're doing it is to invite others who want to invest in the green future. We hear all this talk about how the economy needs to switch to a green economy. This is one way.” (Washington Post Live)
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, says President Biden’s emphasis on climate change in his infrastructure proposal is “huge.” “It is a recognition that climate change can be a path to creation of jobs. It is a recognition, frankly, that the business community that many forward-looking parts of the business community are either ahead of that kind of thinking or have been asking for it. (Washington Post Live)

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

Lisa 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 $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, focused on education, economic opportunity, 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. 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 holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University. She serves on the boards of Tulane, SF Film, Conservation International, and the American Film Institute.