Jacobs Establishes Office of Global Climate Response and ESG
As part of the company's forthcoming 2022-2024 corporate strategy, this strategic emphasis will serve as the focal point for its go-to-market solutions within the framework of energy transition, decarbonization, adaptation and mitigation, and natural resource stewardship. Additionally, the company is coupling climate response with Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), which is taking on heightened significance, both within Jacobs and externally as companies around the globe rise to the climate challenge and address urgent social issues.
"This enhancement to our existing delivery model and organizational structure is designed to expand Jacobs' ability to respond with sustainable and resilient solutions that create value for our clients, employees, communities and investors," said Jacobs President and Chief Operating Officer
Jacobs looked to its own talent force in appointing SVP of Global Climate Response and ESG Jan Walstrom to lead the office and interface with the investor community to showcase Jacobs global capabilities and technology-enabled expertise in developing sustainable and resilient solutions for a net zero economy. Walstrom has previously held progressive leadership roles in the global environment, sustainability and technology markets for more than 25 years and her experience encompasses work with governments and industry-leading multinational corporations throughout the world.
Jacobs' VP and Head of Global Sustainability,
Climate response is a critical agenda item for business and government leaders globally. As a purpose-led company, Jacobs will channel its expansive capabilities in resilient infrastructure, clean water, green energy and social value toward benefitting people and the planet. This move amplifies Jacobs' commitment to climate response and ESG and provides the foundation for working with its global client base in co-creating solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
Walstrom's career at Jacobs spans almost 30 years, serving as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Solutions for People & Places Solutions for the past two years and the Global Environmental Market Director for the past four. As Head of Sustainability & Environment, Walstrom led the framework for the delivery of iconic projects such as the
During her 10 years with Jacobs, Haseman has led sustainability advisory on major client projects in the
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