Jim serves as Microsoft’s first head of datacenter sustainability, focusing on mitigating the environmental impact of the growing cloud computing infrastructure through responsible site selection of datacenters, green building and renewable energy policy engagement.  Previously, Jim served as Starbucks global head of sustainability, leading the company’s initiatives to minimize the environmental footprint through green building, energy conservation, international procurement, waste minimization and collaboration with partner corporations and NGOs, and lobbying elected officials. Before coming home to Washington, Jim served as Director of Environmental Affairs for Xanterra Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone National Park, where he worked to protect one of the world’s greatest natural treasures.