Director, Carbon Reduction Strategy & Market Development
Katie Ross leads Sustainability for Microsoft's global Real Estate portfolio. She is responsible for developing and implementing sustainability strategy across their office portfolio of more than 33 million square feet, enabling Microsoft’s commitment to be a Carbon Negative, Water Positive, Zero Waste company by 2030. Katie's career has been dedicated to the adoption of high performance, healthy, sustainable buildings. She oversees Microsoft’s commitments such as fleet electrification, zero carbon campuses, sustainability design standards, and zero waste certified campuses and develops sustainability strategy for Microsoft's new campuses including Puget Sound, Israel, Silicon Valley, and Atlanta. Katie prides herself on being a 'sustainability translator' - ensuring that Microsoft's employees and the public understand the nuances and importance of each commitment and how they can be part of the solution.