Visionary 200 | Link Logistics
About the Session
Track: Visionary 200 Sustainability Summit 2023
Presentation Style: Interview
Audience Type: Sustainability, Environmental, Social, Governance, Supply Chain
SVP, Head of Sustainability
Sam is Link’s head of sustainability, responsible for leading the development and execution of Link’s sustainability strategy across the company’s portfolio. With direct oversight of functions across utility operations, energy procurement, energy data analytics, building solutions and reporting, he also leads decarbonization and net-zero initiatives.
Sam joined Link in 2020 from JPMorgan Chase, where he was vice president of global energy and sustainability. In that role, he managed a real estate portfolio of some 7,000 properties spanning 63 countries with an annual utility spend of $250 million and annual energy use of 2 terawatt hours. He was also responsible for developing JPMorgan Chase’s operational sustainability strategy; carbon strategy and procurement; led execution of one of the world’s largest energy efficiency campaigns and its associated $700 million green bond raise; and developed more than 300 megawatts in solar, fuel cell and distributed energy-generation projects. Prior to his time at JPMorgan Chase, Sam was director of portfolio operations at Tishman Speyer, where he managed a 40 million square-foot portfolio and was responsible for energy- and sustainability-related activities.
Sam earned a Master of Science degree in sustainable finance from Columbia University. He has also held several professional designations throughout his career, including LEED AP, CEM and CEP. Sam lives in Brooklyn with Hudson, his Great Pyrenees/Australian Shepherd mix, and has a side-gig building reclaimed wooden furniture from discarded materials.