“Lisa Jackson, the former chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, will take on an expanded role at Apple Inc, overseeing policy and social initiatives as well as being the company’s top environmental executive, the company announced on Tuesday,” Julia Love reports for Reuters.
“Jackson, who joined Apple in 2013 after leaving the EPA, will now serve as vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook wrote in a memo to employees,” Love reports.
There’s much more to do, not just on the environment, but on other issues we value such as human rights, education, and accessibility of our products to those with physical or developmental challenges. Apple can and will play an important role in each of these areas. – Apple CEO Tim Cook in memo to employees
Love reports, “In her new role, Jackson will manage government affairs for the tech giant and integrate efforts across the company, Cook wrote.”
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Some people have said that I shouldn’t get involved politically because probably half our customers are Republicans… But I do point out that there are more Democrats than Mac users so I’m going to just stay away from all that political stuff because that was just a personal thing. – Steve Jobs when questioned about offering to advise U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry on advertising in 2004