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Apple Environmental Executive Joins Climate-Focused Investment Firm

August 2, 2023 by Joe Panettieri

Apple executive Lisa P. Jackson has joined Galvanize Climate Solutions, a climate-focused global investment firm, as strategic advisor. To be clear: Jackson also remains VP of environmental, policy and social initiatives at Apple.

In her role at Galvanize, Jackson will advise the company as it partners with corporations, entrepreneurs, and solutions providers to accelerate the climate transition, the investment firm said.

Jackson's role at Apple strives to address climate change through investments in renewable energy, energy-efficient solutions, recycled or renewable materials, and innovative resource conservation practices, Galvanize notes. She previously served as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Galvanize Climate Solutions: Business Background and Key Moves

Galvanize, based in San Francisco, specializes in venture capital, growth equity, public equity and real estate to "accelerate climate solutions." The company was founded by Katie Hall and Tom Steyer.

Among Galvanize's recent moves so far in 2023:

  • May 2023: The company hired Goldman Sachs veteran Allison Fremed as portfolio manager and chief operating officer for the sustainable real estate investment strategy.
  • April 2023: An arm of Galvanize will begin buying and upgrading property across the US this summer and fall, aiming to cut the portfolio’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero in three years without the use of offsets, Bloomberg reported.
  • March 2023: Nadine Anderson and Rachel Reardon joined the company as VPs of acquisitions for Galvanize’s real estate investment strategy. 
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