Director of Executive Education for Sustainability, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Leith Sharp is the Director of Executive Education for Sustainability with Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. Leith has taught change leadership for sustainability at Harvard University for the last 15 years. She is co-founder of Leaders on Purpose. Leith has spent 20 years driving sustainability into the core mission of higher education and business. She is an educator, researcher and practitioner of sustainability leadership. For 9 years Leith was the founding director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, leading Harvard to become a global leader in campus sustainability. Leith was the founding executive director for the Illinois Green Economy Network, working with the state’s 40 college presidents to raise $24 million for green workforce development. Leith has consulted with over 200 organizations including the U.S. House of Representatives House Chief Administrative Office and the USA Association of Governing Boards. Leith has received awards including Young Australian of the Year, NSW Environment Category and a Churchill Fellowship. Leith has an engineering degree (UNSW) and a master of education (Harvard).