The Conference Board Initiative on Sustainability focuses its research, peer learning and leadership development activities on the practice of sustainability. These efforts produce insights to help executives develop, implement and benchmark programs that improve shareholder value and contribute to a societal mission.

Our focus reflects a wide perspective in which corporate philanthropy, citizenship, and sustainability are converging and provides practitioners with a portfolio of services in the areas of:

Our work on the Sustainability Initiative is driven by our advisory board of experts and thought leaders, and includes:

  • Kevin Anton, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, Alcoa 
  • Wayne Balta, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM
  • Dan Bross, Sr. Director, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft
  • Nayan Chanda, Director of Publications, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
  • Cynthia Curtis, Chief Sustainability Officer, CA Technologies
  • Prof. Frederick C. Dubee, Associate Director for Asia, Research Centre for the Global Compact
  • William Egbe, Group Director, Sustainability and Strategy & Business Planning, Coca-Cola Africa
  • Michael Fanning, Director, Sustainable Development, Michelin Groupe (Paris)
  • Michelle Greene, Vice President, Head of Corporate Responsibility, NYSE Euronext
  • Dipak C. Jain, Dean, INSEAD
  • Holli Killius, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Altria
  • Chantal Line Carpentier, Sustainable Development Officer & Major Groups Programme Coordinator, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Sustainable Development
  • Malcolm McIntosh, Professor and Director, Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University
  • Katherine McQuaid, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Time Warner
  • Tracey J. Noe, Senior Director, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott
  • Kathy Pickus, Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott
  • Shannon Schuyler, Corporate Responsibility Leader, PwC
  • Jeff Senne, Corporate Responsibility Leader, PwC
  • Mike Wallace, Director, GRI Focal Point USA


To learn more about this Initiative, please contact:

Thomas Singer
Researcher, Corporate Leadership
+1 212 339 0269 |

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