Lisa Jackson leads Apple environmental and social justice initiatives, including its drive towards becoming carbon-neutral by 2030 across its entire supply chain. In a new interview with Hello magazine, she talked about that move and the company’s work with campaigner Malala Yousafzai.

Calling For Leadership on Climate Change

“We lead our sector on the transition to the circular economy. The new products we’ve just released have more recycled materials in them than ever before,” Ms. Jackson said. She added that she hopes other countries will follow a similar path. “We need to see companies stepping up and committing to stronger actions by 2030. We’re starting to see businesses talk about 2050 but not every business can say they will be carbon neutral by 2030 like Apple will.”

Tim Cook and Malala Yousafzai outside the home of a family with daughters attending school in Beirut

Lisa Jackson Developing Partnership With Malala

Ms. Jackson made the comments ahead of her discussion at Web Summit in Lisbon with  Malala. The partnership between Apple and the Nobel Peace Price Winner “is three years old now, said Ms. Jakcson.

“Malala has been focusing on climate change of girls’ education, sustainability and environmental protection. One of the things she will announce is that Apple is helping to fund new work on exactly that. This link between, what happens when you educate girls and why that is one of the most important things you can do to fight climate change.”

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