Andrea Pinabell

 

Joining Starwood in 2011, Andrea Pinabell, Vice President of Sustainability, is responsible for the company’s sustainability strategy, integration, operation and leadership across its ten brands and vacation ownership portfolio. She oversees Starwood’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint & risk, increase its financial value through efficiency and top line growth, and positively impact the communities in which its operate. 

This includes aggressive environmental goals including 30/20 by 20, Starwood’s commitment to reduce its energy and carbon emissions by 30% and water consumption by 20% by 2020 and external CSR & CDP (Investor &Water Disclosure) reporting. In this integrated role, she leads various operational & brand initiatives, programs and partnerships to address Starwood’s critical areas of focus including emissions & energy, water consumption & risk, sustainable food & beverage and supply chain, sustainable community development and green building, and waste reduction & diversion. Finally, she leads the Hotel of the Future project, a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach to sustainable design & development.

Andrea, a LEED AP, brings a global perspective and over 20 years of engineering, sustainability, philanthropy, and environmental management experience. Prior to Starwood, she was most recently managed the Sustainable Cites Institute and the Sustainable Community Development program at The Home Depot Foundation. 

 

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