Alisa Gravitz

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Alisa Gravitz is the Executive Director of Green America (formerly Co-op America) "the national nonprofit membership organization working on marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems, Ms. Gravitz has pioneered effective techniques for addressing issues of sustainable consumption and production with American consumers and businesses. Co-op America's Green Market Development Programs include recycled paper, solar energy, fair trade coffee and community investing. Co-op America's business network includes 2,500 companies that have passed stringent social and environmental responsibility screens.

"Ms. Gravitz is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She co- authored Co-op America's acclaimed guide to social investing, which is used by over half a million investors. As Vice President of the Social Investment Forum, she has played a key role in the dramatic growth of the socially responsible investing industry to $2.2 trillion dollars. She is the 1995 recipient of the prestigious Socially Responsible Investing Service Award and was recently named one of six of the most important people who are changing the way companies think about the environment by the Green Business Letter.

"Ms. Gravitz serves on the boards of Ceres, Social Investment Forum, Co-Op America, Social Venture Network, Network For Good, Positive Futures Network, and The Anacostia Watershed Society. She helped launch Business for Social Responsibility and served on its founding board. Prior to Co-Op America, Ms. Gravitz worked on the development of energy efficient technology for the Carter administration and worked on small business issues and environmental policy in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Gravitz earned her MBA from Harvard University and her BA in Economics and Environmental Science from Brandeis University." [1]

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  1. Alisa Gravitz, CERES, accessed May 11, 2008.
  2. Board, Network for Good, accessed February 15, 2011.
  3. Underdog Ventures Team, organizational web page, accessed May 26, 2013.
  4. Simplicity Forum Members, organizational web page, accessed December 31, 2013.