“The Private Sector as Public Servant” by Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is Apple's Vice President of Environmental Initiatives, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Jackson oversees Apple's industry-leading efforts to minimize its impact on the environment, including removing toxics from its products, incorporating renewable energy in its facilities and continually raising the bar for energy efficiency in the electronics industry.

Jackson previously served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and her career in public service spanned over 25 years. She was appointed EPA Administrator by President Barack Obama in 2009 and served until February 2013. As Administrator, she focused on core issues of reducing greenhouse gases, protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination and expanding outreach to communities on environmental issues. Prior to this, she was Chief of Staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and Commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

In recognition of her work, Jackson has been listed twice on Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was named one of Essence Magazine’s “40 Women Who Have Influenced the World.”

Jackson earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University, along with a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. She also holds an honorary law degree from Pace Law School, and honorary doctorate degrees from Tulane University, Florida A&M University, American University and Montclair State University.

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This event is co-sponsored by Stanford in Government, Students for a Sustainable Stanford, Stanford Speakers Bureau, Haas Center for Public Service, and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.