Lead, Plastic Program, Verra
Maggie Lee is currently Lead, Plastic Program for Verra, an organization dedicated to the development of standards, and Asia Pacific Regional Lead for Global Seafood Traceability for WWF. Maggie has been managing market transformative projects aiming to enable sustainable sourcing and consumption in the Asia Pacific in her three latest roles at the WWF and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Maggie's previous environmental work include being the overall coordinator for the UNEP SEA circular project, the strategist for the WWF Plastic ACTion (PACT) initiative, the secretariat for Support Asia for Sustainable Palm Oil (SASPO), and the co-lead for the WWF Responsible Seafood Tool project.
Prior to being dedicated to environmental sustainability, Maggie spent 10 years in research & development and technical affairs in the retail and fast-moving consumer goods industry with moguls such as P&G, Aeon, and Nestlé. With working experience in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand, Maggie is often consulted for cross-sector, multinational efforts on sustainable businesses. She has spoken in over 50 panels in the last couple of years about the focuses of her work. Maggie's publications are predominantly on plastics & circular economy, NGO-corporate relationships, sustainable commodity procurement, and ASEAN environmental governance.