1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Mark McElroy

Collaborating Researcher

Mark McElroy is an accomplished innovator, consultant, author and educator in the theory and practice of corporate sustainability management. He is the founder and executive director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations in Vermont and is particularly well known for his development of Context-Based Sustainability (CBS), an approach to sustainability measurement, management, and reporting in which performance is seen as a function of what an organization’s impacts are on vital capitals. Dr. McElroy is co-creator of the MultiCapital Scorecard, a context-based, open-source triple bottom line performance accounting method. He is also a long-time veteran of management consulting, having spent much of his career at Price Waterhouse, KPMG Peat Marwick, and IBM Consulting. More recently, he created and led Deloitte Consulting’s Center for Sustainability Performance in Boston, MA, a think-tank dedicated to the study of sustainability measurement, management, and reporting. Dr. McElroy earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Business from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands in 2008, where in his dissertation he developed Context-Based Sustainability and the Social Footprint Method. He is a co-author of two books on sustainability accounting and is widely published in such journals as Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, The World Financial Review, Harvard Business Review, and many others.