Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, will join the New Jersey Council on the Green Economy, the state said Wednesday.
The council will focus on “expanding the green economy and building a diverse workforce” while supporting clean energy initiatives and anti-climate change goals.
“New Jersey has an opportunity to lead the nation on a just transition to a green economy,” Jackson said in a statement. “As a former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, I know the state’s environmental challenges, but I also know its wonderfully diverse communities and talented workforce. I look forward to working with partners across all sectors to ensure we are supporting opportunities for all in the green workforce of the future.”
Lisa Jackson’s environmental initiatives
This is far from the first time Jackson — who oversees Apple’s environmental initiatives — has been appointed to a policy related position. From 2009 to 2013, she served as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, appointed by President Barack Obama. In 2017, Jackson joined a Department of Transportation advisory committee. This role involved making recommendations in the field of automation.
At Apple, Jackson helped cement Apple’s green credentials. Less than stellar during the Steve Jobs years, Apple turned around its reputation with Jackson and CEO Tim Cook at the helm. Jackson became the public face of many of Cupertino’s green initiatives, appearing onstage at Apple events to discuss them. Apple’s biggest achievement in this area is its successful push to become carbon neutral. Now the company is focusing on doing the same for its supply chain.
Despite being appointed to this New Jersey Council initiative, Jackson will continue working at Apple.