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Lucas Joppa is Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Managing Director at Haveli Investments. From 2019 to 2022, he served as Microsoft’s first Chief Environmental Officer, leading the development and execution of the company’s sustainability strategy across its worldwide business.

With a PhD in Ecology from Duke University and recognition by Fortune magazine in its "40 Under 40" list, Joppa is a uniquely accredited voice for sustainability in the tech industry. He is an associate editor in chief for the Ecological Society of America's EcoSphere journal, an honorary fellow at the UN Environment Program World Conservation Monitoring Center and he serves on the boards of leading scientific organizations. He remains an active scientist, recognized as one of the world's most highly cited researchers. Previously, he was Chief Environmental Scientist for Microsoft, where he founded the AI for Earth program -- a $50-million cross-company effort dedicated to delivering technology-enabled solutions to global environmental challenges.

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Protecting: Notes from Session 6 of Countdown Summit

October 15, 2021

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter It’s the last morning of Countdown Summit, and we have a better sense of the exciting climate initiatives that are scaling up — but also of the size of the mountain we’re climbing. In Session 6, eight speakers take it all on — […]

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