Jennifer Leitsch is Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. Jennifer leads environmental sustainability strategy for CBRE’s operations and is on the leadership team for CBRE Cares, the company’s charitable giving and volunteering program. She leads the company's corporate responsibility disclosure, including the annual Corporate Responsibility Report and responses to stakeholder inquiries regarding CBRE’s environmental, social and governance practices.
Jennifer has an MBA and MS in Marketing from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential holder. Jennifer was trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader.
Jennifer is on the board of directors for Global Compact Network USA, the local network chapter of the United Nations Global Compact. She is a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council, where she advises the GRI Board of Directors on strategic issues. She is also a member of the SASB Standards Advisory Group. Jennifer chairs the Advisory Council for the Managing for Sustainability program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School. Jennifer was named to the Environment + Energy Leader 100 in 2019 and the Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders in both 2019 and 2020.
Honors and Awards
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Colorado Denver
- Master of Science, Marketing, University of Colorado Denver
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa