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Chrissa Pagitsas, Speaker, Author, Leader

Leading at the intersection of
global business and ESG

Chief Sustainability Officers at Work book cover by Chrissa Pagitsas


How CSOs Build Successful Sustainability and ESG Strategies

Read over 20 exclusive, in-depth interviews with chief sustainability officers (CSOs) of Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble and globally recognized brands such as IKEA and Netflix. These CSOs reveal how they deliver positive environmental and social impact through their companies’ core products and services and generate revenue growth while tackling unique leadership, change management, regulatory and stakeholder challenges. 

Business leaders and investors would all benefit from reading Chief Sustainability Officers at Work and engaging with Chrissa on the important topics presented in her work.

Aniket Shah, Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Finance Strategy,  Jefferies


Chrissa Pagitsas, Strategic Advisor and Keynote Speaker


In a career spanning finance, commercial real estate, and housing, Chrissa Pagitsas successfully balances positive environmental and social impact with business goals.

As a strategic advisor to clients Chrissa draws on her frontline experience as Head of Green Financing and ESG at Fannie Mae and prior executive experiences   on transformative sustainability and ESG practices to meet their objectives.

From industry conferences to board meetings, Chrissa is a highly sought keynote speaker and moderator internationally on the opportunities to drive change, innovation, and leadership. 

Chrissa drew on her experience and those of her peers to author Chief Sustainability Officers At Work (Apress, 2024), an exploration of the leadership qualities of executives driving sustainability and ESG strategies at global companies. 

Chrissa serves as a Senior Advisors to McKinsey & Co and Weber Shandwick.

As our keynote speaker, Chrissa hit the exact note for our audience: revealing the big-picture vision for the future for sustainability and business while clearly laying out how to execute on practical actions today.

Matt Ellis,
CEO, Measurabl

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