Mark Lee is a Partner at ERM and 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 two and a half decades of experience in key leadership positions in the sustainability field, he possesses deep expertise in sustainability strategy and implementation and the systems, governance, policy, accountability and stakeholder engagement aspects of this agenda. Mark has extensive knowledge of climate change, economic development, value chains, and the linkages between sustainability and branding.
Mark’s past and present client portfolio includes: Bayer, Brown-Forman, BT, Cisco, Darden, Disney, Facebook, Ford, Fibria, Gap, Keurig Dr Pepper, Natura, Nestlé, Nike, Novo Nordisk, PG&E, Shell, Starbucks, TIAA and Visa.
Mark is an exceptional consensus builder and facilitator who has led numerous high-level, multi-sector stakeholder engagements. Mark is a compelling presenter, a regular contributor to media, and the co-author of All In: The Future of Business Leadership (2018) with Chris Coulter and David Grayson. Mark’s serves as Chair of the Sustainable Brands Advisory Board and as 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 a graduate of the University of British Columbia, an alumni of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and he completed the Berkeley Executive Program at the Center for Executive Leadership at Haas School of Business.