Mark Lee is SustainAbility’s Executive Director. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and his work helps companies make more and faster progress on sustainable development.
Mark oversees SustainAbility’s think tank as well as SustainAbility’s consultancy in the Americas. With more than two decades of experience in key leadership positions in the sustainability field, he possesses expertise in sustainability strategy and implementation as well as the systems, governance, public policy, accountability and stakeholder engagement aspects of this agenda. Mark also has extensive knowledge of climate change, economic development, value chains, and the linkages between sustainability and branding.
Mark’s past and present portfolio of clients includes: Bayer, Brown-Forman, BT, Cisco, Darden, Disney, Facebook, Ford, Fibria, Gap, Natura, Nestlé, Nike, Novo Nordisk, PG&E, Shell, Starbucks and TIAA. An exceptional consensus builder, Mark has led facilitation for numerous high-level, multi-sector stakeholder engagements. Mark is a valued partner to various public and non-profit organizations, a compelling presenter, and a regular contributor to media. Presently, Mark is the Chair of the Sustainable Brands Advisory Board and a member of Senior Advisory Board of the Centre for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas.
Mark was previously Vice President at Business for Social Responsibility in San Francisco and Manager, CSR at Vancity Savings in Vancouver. He is working on a first book with Chris Coulter and David Grayson on corporate sustainability leadership which will be published in June 2018.