Beth Jensen is Director of Climate+ Strategy at Textile Exchange, the leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the use of sustainable fibers and materials within the apparel, footwear, and home textiles industries. She oversees the evolution and implementation of Textile Exchange’s Climate+ Strategy, including climate, biodiversity, soil health, and water impacts and regenerative agriculture, ensuring that programs are driving measurable impact reduction and positive outcomes and enabling achievement of the industry’s Climate+ goals, which include a 45% reduction in GHG emissions from textile fiber and material production by 2030.
Prior to Textile Exchange, Beth held leadership roles overseeing and driving sustainable materials and products efforts at VF Corporation, a Fortune 500 company with a portfolio of outdoor and active brands including Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and Smartwool, and at Outdoor Industry Association, the North American-based trade association for the outdoor apparel, footwear, and gear sector. In each of these roles, she has focused on achieving shared environmental impact outcomes through collaboration and innovation.
Beth holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business. A native of rural Wisconsin, she has lived in Colorado since 2004, and spends her free time adventuring in the outdoors, reading, and working on home improvement projects.