Jennifer Schwab shares insights from the Daring for Big Impact conference.
About Jennifer Schwab
As Chief Sustainability Officer, Jennifer is responsible for all environmental information, education, and other initiatives at SCGH.com. She developed the SCGH “GreenCheck” validation program and directory for green suppliers. She is also the founder and cocreator of Green Leader®, an internationally recognized sustainability training program for individuals and business professionals.
Jennifer studied environmental design and sustainability at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Following Art Center, Jennifer earned a Masters in Urban Planning and Sustainable Design at the University of California, Irvine. Jennifer is a LEED Accredited Practitioner and served on the Orange County USGBC Education Committee.
Jennifer has been recognized for her work in sustainability with a number of honors, most recently “Best Green Entrepreneur” by the 2013 Mumbai World CSR Congress, and the 2012 Piece by Piece gala honoree. She was an American delegate to The Economist 2013 Arctic Summit and has been accepted as a Fulbright Specialist Grantee for 2013-14.
Jennifer consults on energy efficiency and sustainability for various corporate clients including Eye-R Systems, a technology company originated at MIT which uses high-throughput infrared imaging, geospatial data integration, and highly scalable predictive analytics to identify energy leaks in residential structures. She is a member of the Board of Advisors for Source Intelligence, a carbon footprint assessment company based in San Diego. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Advisors for New Media Expo, America’s largest social media conference and tradeshow.
Jennifer is a frequent speaker at a wide variety of environmental conferences and forums. She is a widely quoted media analyst in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, Fortune, Forbes, CNN Money, CNBC, and Consumer Reports, among others. She has also appeared on WSJ Lunch Break, NBC-U, CBS, NYT, and Fox News. Jennifer is a frequent green expert guest on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Away from work, Jennifer follows art and design avidly and is also a trained Cessna pilot. She serves on the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Photography acquisitions committee in Los Angeles. You can read her innermost green thoughts as a contributor to the Huffington Post, LOHAS, BlogHer, Healthy House Institute, Intent.com, as well as on the home page of SCGH.com.
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