Brand New Position: Chief Sustainability Officer

Law firms may be more in dire need of a Chief De-Stress Officer but Nixon Peabody announced that it has appointed its first Chief Sustainability Officer

This week the firm appointed Carolyn S. Kaplan, an attorney in Nixon Peabody’s energy and environmental practice, to the new role of Chief Sustainability Officer. The law firm says Kaplan is the first attorney to hold this position in the legal industry, while noting that many of its clients’ corporations have such a position.

Kaplan will work with the firm’s operations director to develop green initiatives within the company. Reducing the company’s carbon footprint — the amount of greenhouse gases its activities produce — and starting sustainability projects with clients also fall within her job description.

The article notes that Kaplan, located in Boston, will be traveling between the firm’s 17 offices.  We hope she’ll be taking the Prius.