“The agenda of environment and sustainability has reached a tipping point where it's now much more fully integrated into the business value that we’re all trying to drive.”
Jeff Seabright is the chief environmental officer at The Coca-Cola Company, where he is responsible for environmental governance and leadership across operations of the Coca-Cola system. He leads a team of nearly 20 experts working together to integrate water stewardship, sustainable packaging, energy management and climate protection practices into all Company business decisions and practices worldwide.
Jeff has held several positions in government and business, including as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. State Department and as Legislative Assistant to US Senators Timothy E. Wirth and John D. Rockefeller IV. In 1993, he joined the U.S. Agency for International Development, later serving as Director of the Office of Energy, Environment & Technology. He moved to the White House in 1999 as Executive Director of the Climate Change Task Force where he helped negotiate the Kyoto Protocol and later joined Texaco, Inc. in New York as Vice President for Policy Planning. He earned a Master's degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and began his professional career with Booz Allen & Hamilton.