New Leaf founder, Laura Bailey, has a passion for sustainability and particularly as it relates to business success. She believes that businesses can enjoy profits while creating a safe and healthy workplace and being a positive impact on the community by making conscious efforts to reduce environmental impact in day-to-day operations. With a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology, Laura started out in the construction industry as an estimator. She became involved with local non-profit industry organizations with a focus on green building and developed a specialization in green construction that aligned with her passion for the environment. Laura gained experience in corporate sustainability planning by starting out as a “green team” member and rising to the position of corporate Sustainability Director. In this position she created and maintained the corporate sustainability plan, led efforts to increase sustainability awareness among employees, and created new policies and procedures for managing the company’s environmental impact.

You can learn more about Laura’s professional background here.