Top 100 Women 2024: Melanie Nakagawa, Microsoft - No. 3

Sustainability Magazine’s Top 100 Women in Sustainability honours Microsoft’s Melanie Nakagawa at Number 3 for 2024

Paving the way for future generations, these women in sustainability are leading the charge when it comes to investment, innovation, and capitalising on strategic opportunities within the movement as well as their efforts to support not only other women in the industry but other underrepresented groups too. 

  • Industry - Software Development
  • Revenue - US$227bn
  • Employees - 210,000
  • HQ Location - Redmond, Washington, United States
  • CEO - Satya Nadella

Melanie Nakagawa

Melanie Nakagawa, Chief Sustainability Officer, Microsoft (GeekWire)

Dedicating the last 20 years to energy, sustainability, and ESG, Melanie Nakagawa has a diverse background working in both the public sector and politics. 

The private sector has unique resources that can support trailblazing initiatives to combat climate change and lead the world out of the climate crisis Melanie Nakagawa, Chief Sustainability Officer, Microsoft (GeekWire)

As Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Microsoft, Nakagawa was appointed to lead the company-wide environmental sustainability work, accelerating the momentum for Microsoft’s carbon-negative initiative by 2030 and removing historical carbon emissions by 2050. 

Her expertise lies in climate strategy, energy security, sustainable development, energy policy, and low carbon economy.

Congratulations to all those who have been recognised in our Top 100 Women in Sustainability list. All truly deserve their place in recognition of the amazing work they are doing to not only drive the industry forward but to pave the way for future generations.

To find out who else is featured in this year’s Top 100 Women in Sustainability, click here.

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