Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Tamara DiCaprio Receives Leadership Award

Tamara "TJ" DiCaprio, MBA in sustainable business, received the 2014 C.K. Prahalad Award for global sustainability leadership in June 2014.

DiCaprio was recognized for being the chief architect and driving force behind Microsoft's internal carbon fee program. The program charges business units for their carbon emissions from travel and electricity use, then reinvests the proceeds in energy efficiency, clean energy and carbon offset projects. The program has enabled Microsoft to achieve carbon neutrality in fiscal year 2013 and become the second largest user of renewable energy in the United States. DiCaprio has since written the Carbon Fee Playbook, a five-step guide for other companies to implement their own internal carbon fee programs.

The C.K. Prahalad Award, created in 2010 to honor founding Corporate Eco Forum advisory board member C.K. Prahalad, recognizes exceptional, globally significant private-sector action that exemplifies the fundamental connection between sustainability, innovation and long-term business success in a globalizing world.

TJ DiCaprio earned an MBA in Sustainable Business from Marylhurst University in 2014. She is the senior director of environmental sustainability at Microsoft Corporation.

Related News

See All News

Marylhurst Chamber Choir Performs at Invitational

The Marylhurst Chamber Choir has been invited to perform at the Oregon Music Educators Association All State conference in Eugene in January 2015.

Annette Shore Talks about Art Therapy and Veterans

Annette Shore, art therapy counseling faculty, was featured in an article about the benefits of expressive therapies for veterans in October 2014.

Calendar

See All Events

November 02, 2014

Music in the Woods: 45th Parallel

An afternoon of chamber music performed by 45th Parallel, featuring some of the most exciting musicians of the Pacific Northwest. The program, “V...

READ MORE

November 02, 2014

Marylhurst Community Orchestra: Fall Classics Concert

Join the Marylhurst Community Orchestra in welcoming in a new autumnal season with music!

READ MORE

November 06, 2014

Seminar: Driving Innovation Success

This two-day seminar (11/6 & 11/7) covers the critical skills needed to execute and lead innovation efforts inside organizations from idea to profi...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University