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TJ DiCaprio Featured on TriplePundit

Sustainable MBA student TJ DiCaprio was featured as a leading CSR practitioner on TriplePundit in November 2013.

Excerpt from a Q&A published on TriplePundit.com,
November 19, 2013.

Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business.

As senior director of environmental sustainability, I'm responsible for reducing the environmental impact of Microsoft's operations. Working closely with the environmental sustainability, corporate citizenship and finance teams, in the last few years I've helped develop an internal carbon footprint strategy, establish an internal governance model and shape the direction of our internal corporate carbon reduction policy.

I feel like I've been in the environmental field all my life. My passion for the environment started early on when my parents opened my eyes to the world of nature. The initial event that catalyzed my commitment was the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969, which helped foster the environmental movement. As a result, I was lucky enough to grow up during a very active time in developing U.S. national environmental policy. I graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) as one of the first groups of students with a degree in environmental studies in 1981. My professors and colleagues have continued to be a strong influence. These days I often return to UCSB as a guest lecturer to share best practices and continue my education, and I'm currently enrolled in the Sustainable MBA program at Marylhurst University.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Two quotations are always with me: "be the change you want to see in the world" from Mahatma Gandhi, and "do a little more each day than you think you can" from Lowell Thomas. Together, they reflect the vision, values, philosophy, and "right" bold action that guide me every day. They inspire me to be curious and to push myself to make the greatest contribution I can.

» Read the full article on TriplePundit.com

TJ DiCaprio is senior director of environmental sustainability at Microsoft and a student in Marylhurst's MBA in Sustainable Business program. She recently wrote an article for GreenBiz.com titled How Microsoft Harvests Carbon Offsets to Save Forests.

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