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On any given weekend, Wilson Griffin can be found riding his bike around San Francisco, hiking California’s National Parks, camping in Tahoe, skiing, and playing with his dog, Blanche. But despite his love of “outdoors and chill” (and trust us, Wilson is as chill as they come), his approach to both his work and his passions is immediate and purposeful. And who can blame him? He’s in the business of saving the planet, and every minute presents an opportunity to be making a difference.

Wilson sits on Gap Inc.’s Global Sustainability team where he and his team work day in and day out to minimize the environmental impact of our business. That means he spends his days thinking about how the company is going to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the end of 2020 (for example), and how our employees and customers can help us drive significant progress towards these kind of goals.

This passion for conservation isn’t a fleeting one for Wilson – it’s something he’s always carried with him and takes very personally. “I love being outside and being in nature, and businesses have a huge part in protecting the environment so many of us enjoy. Issues like climate change are monumental challenges, and businesses like ours are going to need to lead the charge.”

It’s a big task, but he’s up for it. And, as Wilson himself said, “The polar bears can’t protect themselves – so somebody else has to try.”

Agreed. Meet Wilson.

Wilson Griffin

What do you do for Gap Inc.?

Work to minimize the environmental impact of our business and develop long-term sustainability solutions for Gap Inc.

What inspires you?

Big mountains, clean oceans, tall trees – anything that represents the natural world as it’s meant to be.

Style personality

Urban mountaineer.

Go-to outfit

Cuffed jeans, a flannel, and a flat-brimmed hat.

All-time favorite piece of clothing

Air-Jordan XIIIs that I got in middle school.

Last purchase

Frames for a set of photos I took on a trip to Montana.

What you’ve learned from customers

Customers want to be able to relate to our values.

Why Gap Inc.?

The most exciting thing for me about working for Gap Inc. is the impact. We are such a large and iconic company that the scale of our own improvements are significant, but we can also help influence the rest of the industry and other large corporations.

Favorite Gap Inc. moment

The day I got the job!

What is your favorite part of your job?

My coworkers on the Global Sustainability team. The passion, insight, and intelligence that they bring to work every day is inspiring. I could go on but there are too many adjectives.

First job

Slinging cheesesteaks from a food truck.

Epiphany moment

Talent is a bonus, passion is mandatory.

Always puts you in a good mood

Dogs and horses.

Theme song

Anything playing on the “Epic Movie Scores” Spotify station.

Something people don’t know about you

My Kindle is 90% books about cowboys, Vikings, pirates, and explorers. I have very specific taste.

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Discover more #WeAreGapInc profiles.

Take a look at Gap Inc.'s commitment to sustainability.