Erin Meezan is Chief Sustainability Officer for JLL. She is responsible for directing and delivering JLL’s sustainability program by embedding it throughout the firm and driving meaningful impact with, and through, JLL’s clients. Under Erin’s leadership, the global sustainability team focus on efforts to accelerate JLL’s progress on its ambitious sustainability targets, develop industry-leading approaches to impact and measurement, foster innovation and provide technical excellence.
Erin joined JLL in September 2022 from Interface Inc., the global flooring manufacturer and renowned sustainability pioneer. As CSO for Interface, she was the key architect in creating the company’s Climate Take Back mission and the framework for its implementation that led to Interface’s carbon negative products, launched in 2020. Under Erin, Interface achieved early success of its sustainability mission to have zero environmental impact by 2020. She led the company to achieve carbon neutrality across all of its product lines and to realize carbon neutrality across its full enterprise, announced in 2022.
Erin is a recognized sustainable business advisor and frequent lecturer on sustainable business to senior management teams, universities and business audiences around the world. Her most recent TED video released in 2022 discusses what nature can teach us on sustainable business. She’s a key character in the awarded Beyond Zero documentary, by filmmaker Nathan Harvey that details the story of corporate transformation.
Erin serves as a guest lecturer at Harvard University for the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program and has been involved since its inception in 2016. She also is on the Advisory Board for Project Drawdown and is a founding member of the Advisory Board for the Sustainable Intrapreneurship MBA (SiMBA) program at the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business. She earned a Juris Doctor and Masters of Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $19.4 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 102,000 as of September 30, 2022. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.
JLL is committed to reaching net-zero emissions across the value chain by 2040. The firm is the first real estate company globally to receive a validated net-zero target by the SBTi under its Net-Zero Standard in October 2021, JLL’s target is to reduce absolute emissions across all scopes by 51% by 2030, and 95% by 2040. For more on JLL’s global sustainability program, visit: www.jll.com/sustainability.