ESG Strategy Lead
Melissa Bauer is the ESG Strategy Lead at eBay where she leads efforts to reduce global emissions, coordinate international shipping and packaging logistics, and scale positive impact with eBay’s community of buyers, sellers, investors, employees, leaders, and partners. Melissa has more than 10 years of ESG and sustainability experience, with deep expertise in GHG and climate foot printing and reduction, supply chain sustainability, product life cycle assessment, D.E.I., sustainable packaging, coalition building, and stakeholder and employee engagement. Prior to eBay Melissa was the Director of Sustainability and Strategic Initiatives at the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) and a Sustainability and Energy Consultant for the National Park Service through Hitachi Consulting. She also served as a program development manager for National Geographic, focused on large carnivore conservation in Namibia. She received a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University, concentrating on Sustainable Business Systems.Melissa lives in Denver, CO with her husband, and their pets. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, sports, gardening, hiking, and pretty much anything in or by the ocean. Melissa spent the pandemic attempting to bake the perfect macaron, as well as tackling Colorado 14ers, and has never met a chocolate chip cookie she didn't like.