Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

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Sara Kennedy


Sara has a passion for corporate sustainability with strengths in project management, effective communication and creative problem solving. She began her career at where she helped Fortune 500 organizations use technology solutions to solve pressing business issues.

She transitioned into sustainability when she worked at the University of Notre Dame where she designed and launched a Green Office Certification program for faculty and staff while engaging with students on behavior change efforts. Sara also served as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow at Ascension Health where she uncovered an opportunity to save $4.3M a year in energy costs. She recently obtained her M.B.A. in Sustainable Management. Throughout the program, she partnered with companies such as Symantec, Oakley, GE Energy and Amy’s Kitchen on projects that enhanced each company’s sustainability program while recognizing overall business benefits.

Community Engagement
  • Published articles in the University of Notre Dame Newswire and Triple Pundit
  • Net Impact, member
  • M.B.A. Presidio Graduate School, Concentration in Sustainable Management
  • B.S. Political Science and Environmental Studies, Santa Clara University
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