Beth Jensen is Director of Climate+ Impact at Textile Exchange, the leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the use of sustainable materials and fibers within the apparel, footwear, and home textiles industries. Beth oversees the evolution and implementation of Textile Exchange& “Climate+” strategy through leadership of four key functions at the organization: impact data, including industry-wide impact tracking, Life Cycle Assessment data, and Textile Exchange’s “LCA+” approach; impact tools, including the Preferred Fiber and Materials Matrix and the Materials Impact Explorer; impact research and guidance on topics such as regenerative agriculture, biodiversity, textile-to-textile circularity, and rethinking growth; and policy. The Climate+ Impact platform ensures that all Textile Exchange programs and platforms are driving measurable impact reduction and beneficial outcomes and are 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, parent company for 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.