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USGBC: Corporate Sustainability Discussion

Join the USGBC Colorado Emerging Professionals on August 7th for the Corporate Sustainability Panel Discussion.

How can we promote sustainability through the actions of our companies? Many companies now have corporate sustainability programs, which they use to improve areas such as environmental impact, employee health and wellbeing, and community involvement. Join us for a panel discussion with leaders in the field from CBRE, Prologis, and Group14 Engineering about the varying programs available. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session and happy hour. If you are interested in improving sustainability at your own workplace, come learn from the best about what is possible and how you can help implement similar programs within your own company.


Jennifer Leitsch, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE

Jennifer leads the company's corporate responsibility strategy and disclosure. She has a proven track record of leading ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) / sustainability programs at the corporate level, as well as engaging with students and other sustainability leaders around the world. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential holder. In 2019, she was named to the Environment + Energy Leader 100.

Lauren McNeill, Project Manager & Sustainable Design Consultant, Group14 Engineering

Lauren has spent the last nine years working at Group14 Engineering. Group14 is a JUST Organization, BCorp, and Public Benefit Corporation dedicated to 'inspiring better buildings where people thrive'. Lauren is a project manager and sustainable design consultant for design and construction teams interested in creating a sustainable built environment through the pursuit of green building rating systems including experience on over 100 LEED projects. Lauren is a LEED AP BD+C, a Green Globes Professional, and Living Future Accredited.

Jeannie Renne-Malone, Vice President of ESG, Prologis

Jeannie is the Vice President of ESG at Prologis and has extensive experience in ESG/sustainability, stakeholder engagement, life cycle assessment modeling, greening companies, and facilitating corporate and non-profits interfacing on environmental and social initiatives.


Brian Kell, Business Analyst, SurveyGizmo

Brian Kell will moderate the panel discussion. Brian is a Business Analyst at SurveryGizmo, focusing on providing companies with the expertise and tools to collect and operationalize key data to allow them to pursue their internal and external goals with clear direction and intention. His varied career path has included running outdoor leadership development programs, working in the finance sector, and running his own business valuation and consulting company. He has his MBA from CU Denver and graduate certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Leeds School of Business, and is currently working to build out SurveyGizmo's first employee engagement program and ESG reporting initiative.


6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Attendee check-in, networking, food & drinks.

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion + Q&A

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Continued Networking, food & drinks.

Earlier Event: August 7
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Later Event: August 9
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