Sustainability Director, Senior Advisory on Sustainability, Co-Chair of Innovation
George Washington University
Class of 2002
Meghan Chapple is Director of the Office of Sustainability, Senior Advisor on University Sustainability Initiatives, and Co-Chair of the Innovation Task Force at the George Washington University (GW). She has expertise on business strategy, innovation, organizational change and social sustainability. Ms. Chapple launched the office, and GW has integrated sustainability into operational and academic activities. With partners, she has facilitated the acceleration of GW’s sustainability practices, including the Capital Partners Solar Project (52 MW). She has formed fruitful partnerships across the public and private sectors, and she has designed and taught an MBA course, Strategies for Sustainable Enterprise.
Prior to GW, Ms. Chapple was Director of Client Services at SustainAbility, where she advised F100 corporate clients from around the world on sustainability solutions. She has managed projects for the business education network at World Resources Institute (WRI), including the global business school ranking Beyond Grey Pinstripes. Ms. Chapple served in Americorps with Public Allies on the south side of Chicago to build local green businesses and economic capacity. She has an MBA in Corporate Strategy and an MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Environmental Science from Northwestern University.