Lisa Manley is Vice President of Sustainability at Mars, Incorporated where she oversees the Thriving People portfolio of initiatives, which includes respecting human rights, increasing incomes for smallholder farmers, and unlocking opportunities for women.
Lisa joined Mars in 2017 to refine and help launch the Sustainable in a Generation Plan. Since its launch, she has been focused on building momentum in the Plan through distinct sustainability strategies, dynamic communications, strategic NGO partnerships, diverse stakeholder engagements, and visible leadership.
Lisa has worked on sustainable business strategy, communications, and stakeholder engagement for the past 20 years. She is recognized externally as a leader in sustainability, speaking regularly in stakeholder forums and publishing viewpoints on relevant issues. She’s worked in-house at The Coca-Cola Company in the United States and Europe and served as a consultant to numerous Fortune 100 companies – always focused on integrating social and environmental sustainability into business strategy. Lisa has shaped globally recognized initiatives on climate action, water stewardship, sustainable packaging, diversity & inclusion, and unlocking opportunities for women.
The first woman in her family to graduate from college, Lisa holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Virginia. Outside work, Lisa serves on the Board of SMYAL, an organization working to empower LGBTQ youth. She and her wife, Christina, enjoy travel, golf, tennis, hiking, and biking.