Global Lead, Sustainability Practice
Jon Powell is an entrepreneur, technologist, academic, and chemical/environmental engineer by training and is Global Head of the Sustainability Practice at Salesforce. At Salesforce, Jon works directly with hundreds of the world’s largest forward-thinking corporations to accelerate their ESG and Sustainability strategies and actions through direct, catalytic advisory engagements. Additionally, Jon is leading multiple internal and external initiatives to unlock responsible and trusted uses of AI to advance sustainable outcomes. Prior to Salesforce, Jon led investment funds at Closed Loop Partners, an impact investment firm driving a transition to a more circular economy. Jon has also led and founded multiple startups spanning EdTech and environmental services. He earned his doctorate from Yale University and his Bachelors and Masters degrees from University of Florida and is based in Chicago.