Bank of America’s Global Environmental Executive Alex Liftman was recently interviewed by TriplePundit Magazine as part of their “Women in CSR” series. Find out more about her role at the bank and what inspired her to pursue a career in environmental sustainability.
TriplePundit: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business.
Alex Liftman: As Global Environmental Executive for Bank of America, I’m responsible for the company’s environmental sustainability strategy. I oversee our aggressive operational goals, our environmental business initiative, and our policy positions and philanthropic investments. I also get the chance to meet new people every day while collaborating with all parts of the bank, from the investment banking group to teams at local banking centers, to identify innovative opportunities and implement changes that that will help us achieve our goals. What’s exciting about pursuing revenue-producing opportunities is that they’re good for the environment and good for the business, so they’re win-win. For example, we’ve got a thriving renewable energy practice, a growing public finance business, and a wealth management business increasingly focused on providing more values-based investment opportunities for clients.