Full Name
Job Title
global water lead
Speaker Bio
Eliza is the global water lead at Microsoft and is responsible for Microsoft’s Water Positive commitment. In this role, she leads investments in replenishment and water access and sanitation projects across the globe, advises businesses across the company on reducing water use, and advises Microsoft’s $1B Climate Innnovation Fund (CIF) in making water-related investments. Prior to this role, Eliza was the water lead at WSP where she provided corporate water stewardship consulting services to a range of clients across apparel, food and beverage and technology sectors. Earlier in her career, Eliza implemented replenishment projects for Coca-Cola in India and led the water and agriculture program at Ceres, where she worked with investors and companies to tackle water challenges and developed the organizations’ bi-annual Feeding Ourselves Thirsty report benchmarking companies on their water management practices. Eliza has a BA in Environmental Policy and a MBA from the George Washington University School of Business.