2010 Urban Green Expo Master Speaker
Senior Vice President
Environmental Risk and Sustainability Executive
Bank of America
Incorporating Sustainability into the Workplace
DATE & LOCATION:
Wednesday, September 29th at 2PM // Altman A
Lisa Shpritz is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Senior Vice President of Corporate Workplace for Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina. As Director of the Environmental Risk and Sustainability Group, she is responsible for environmental compliance and sustainability programs for the approximately 125 million square feet of space occupied by Bank of America. Lisa works to integrate sustainability into the workplace as part of Bank of America’s commitment to maintaining the workplace as a competitive advantage. Lisa also serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), in the Finance, Surety and Corporate Real Estate seat.
In a presentation specifically developed for Urban Green Expo 2010, Lisa Shpritz will outline Bank of America’s enterprise-wide environmental commitment– a $20 billion, 10-year environmental business initiative to address climate change through innovative lending and investing strategies, new financial products and services and operational improvements. Lisa will discuss Bank of America’s approach to operational sustainability, focusing on the bank’s $1.4 billion commitment to meet USGBC LEED certification requirements in all new construction of office facilities and banking centers, water projects and sustainable transportation programs.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Lisa worked in international environmental management, managing risk for telecommunications companies. She was responsible for the development and maintenance of environmental health and safety programs, ISO 14001-registered environmental management systems and electronics recycling programs for facilities throughout the US and Canada.
Lisa holds a master’s degree in environmental management from the Nicholas School of Environment at Duke University in the program of chemistry, toxicology and risk assessment, an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler with concentrations in real estate and sustainable enterprise and a BA in Biology from Cornell University.