A Senior Director in SustainAbility’s New York office, Margo is a proven expert in developing leading sustainability strategies for companies. Margo has worked across a range of sectors including food and beverage, consumer products, energy, pulp and paper, and finance.
Recent consulting includes: conducting Chipotle’s first materiality assessment; developing 2030 sustainability goals and KPIs for Stanley Black & Decker; undertaking comprehensive strategy updates for Darden Restaurants as well as Rolland, a Canadian paper company; and assessing material issues for PG&E.
Margo also has deep SDGs expertise, which she has applied in research as well as with clients, for example: leading an analysis of how ICT contributes to the SDGs for Huawei; mapping SDG impacts for medical products company Becton Dickinson; and supporting a GRI-UNGC collaboration on corporate reporting on the SDGs.
Margo leads SustainAbility’s internal thought leadership on materiality assessments and services. Having conducted assessments for multiple companies across different sectors, she has led several methodology updates to ensure SustainAbility’s issues identification approach continues to be leading edge. She contributes to broader organizational thought leadership, for example co-authoring two recent reports, See Change and Sustainability Incorporated, which offer in-depth perspectives on leading practice in embedding sustainability into corporate strategy and operations.
Beyond materiality, strategy and the SDGs, Margo is a trusted partner to companies seeking to improve goal-setting, trends analysis, stakeholder engagement, and reporting and transparency. Margo is an advocate for the responsibility and opportunity for companies to develop regenerative approaches that minimize and ultimate reverse environmental, social and economic impacts on society.
Margo has a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental studies from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to joining SustainAbility in 2012, Margo taught urban environmental studies to high school students through the AmeriCorps program.