For thirty years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization. Green America develops marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems with a key focus on tackling climate change, building fair trading systems, stopping corporate abuse, and growing the green economy. Alisa brings her years of experience and knowledge of sustainability to the Center team. She is deeply involved with the development of strategy for the Center and co-chairs several of the Innovation Networks.
Alisa is a nationally recognized leader in the social investment and solar industries. She authored Green America’s acclaimed Guide to Social Investing and the popular Guide to Community Investing. She co-convened the Solar Circle and co-authored several solar thought-leadership papers including the Solar Opportunity Assessment Report (SOAR), the Solar High-Impact National Energy (SHINE) Project, and the Utility Solar Assessment (USA) Study: Reaching 10% Solar by 2025.
Alisa’s board service includes Ceres, Positive Future Network, Network for Good, and the Underdog Ventures Foundation. She was on the founding boards of Business for Social Responsibility and the Social Investment Forum. Prior to Green America, Alisa worked on renewable energy and energy efficiency for the Carter administration, and small business and economic development issues in both the public and private sectors. She earned her MBA from Harvard University and her BA in economics and environmental sciences from Brandeis University.