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Alisa Gravitz

CEO & President, Green America

Bio Current as of August 31, 2016

Ms. Alisa Gravitz serves as the President and Executive Director of Co-op America Foundation, Inc. (Green America). Ms. Gravitz serves as an Advisor at Main Street Resources. She serves as a Vice President of the Social Investment Forum, where she has played a key role in the dramatic growth of the socially responsible investing industry to $2.3 trillion dollars from less than $40 million fifteen years ago. She manages the programs of the Fair Trade Federation. Prior to Co-op America, Ms. Gravitz worked on renewable energy and energy efficiency for the Carter administration, and market and economic development issues in both the public and private sectors. She served as Treasurer of Ceres, Inc. Ms. Gravitz helped launch Business for Social Responsibility and served on its founding board. She serves as an Executive Director of Co-op America. Ms. Gravitz serves as a Director of Co-op America’s solar program and Groundspring.org. She serves as a Member of the Advisory Board at SustainableCircles Corp. and Underdog Ventures LLC. Ms. Gravitz serves as a Director at Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economics (CERES), Solar Catalyst Group, the Social Venture Network, Social Investment Forum, Network for Good, Inc., Ceres, Inc., the Positive Futures Network, and the Anacostia Watershed Society. She served as a Director of OptiSolar, Inc. Ms. Gravitz is a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She manages programs galvanizing a consumer-citizen force of more than one million people to urge corporations to improve their social and environmental responsibility. Ms. Gravitz is a 1995 recipient of the prestigious Socially Responsible Investment Service award and the Good Deal for All award, and was named one of six key people who are changing the way companies think about the environment by the Green Business Letter. She travels across the U.S. speaking on sustainability issues, appearing on CNN, National Public Radio, and in newspapers around the country including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Gravitz also co-authored Co-op America’s guide to social investing. She earned an M.B.A. from Harvard and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Environmental Sciences from Brandeis University.