Speaker Profile

Eliza Roberts

Senior Manager, Water


Eliza leads the agricultural water risk program at Ceres. She mobilizes leading food sector companies and investors to address sustainability risks facing our water and food systems. In this role, she works with food sector companies to evaluate their water risk, improve water management practices and reduce the impact of agriculture on water resources. Eliza is the co-author of two analyses that focus on agricultural water risks facing the food sector, including the 2017 Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: Tracking Food Company Progress Towards a Water-Smart Future, as well as the first benchmarking analysis that was released in 2015.

Prior to Ceres, Eliza worked for Coca-Cola in India, where she oversaw the implementation of water and sanitation projects. She previously worked in business development at the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) where she worked with companies to manage deforestation related risks.

Eliza has an MBA with an emphasis on sustainability and supply chain management from the George Washington University School of Business and a BA from Bates College in global environmental policy and Russian.

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