Christina Macken is the Director of Programs for the Sustainable Purchasing
Leadership Council. She leads the development of the core program activities
of the Council, including the recently released Principles for
Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing, Landscape Scan (a strategic review &
analysis of existing sustainable purchasing guidance programs), and
the pilot version of the Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0.
Christina previously worked at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) where
she served as Program Manager for USGBC's breakthrough program, LEED v4. Christina brings significant expertise in successfully implementing multi-stakeholder, market-
and consensus-based leadership development processes along strict, rigorous,
and transparent standards.
Christina has contributed to the development of standards outside the U.S.,
most recently in 2012 as the United States’ representative on a
fifteen-member International Advisory Panel - in a joint venture between
the World Green Building Council and the Green Building Council of South
Africa - tasked with creating socio-economic indicators of sustainable
building practices for the developing world.
Christina holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and
Planning from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
and Environmental Studies from Allegheny College. Christina lives in
*Expert topic: LEED*