Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

an individual or group potentially affected by the activities of a company or organization; in sustainable business models the term includes financial shareholders as well as those affected by environmental or social factors such as suppliers, consumers, employees, the local community and the natural environment



Michael Berg

Senior Consultant

Michael is a sustainability and governance expert with a focused specialization on how financial markets, regulators and large supply chains are addressing climate change and sustainability. He has served as a strategy and communications advisor to leading Fortune 200 companies and organizations across sectors including food, consumer products, healthcare, technology, financial services, media and materials.

Michael’s practice is focused on opportunities, challenges and best practices related to sustainability performance measurement and reporting, global supply chain management, regulatory compliance, and leading edge methods of communication and branding. Michael frequently writes and speaks on emerging sustainability topics, which include a specialized form of enterprise-wide footprinting for the healthcare sector. He is a regular contributor to the American Bar Association (ABA) and a co-author of the forthcoming book Managing Climate Change: A Guide to Required and Voluntary Actions. Michael’s work has been cited by the Harvard Business School, Austin Business Journal and Greentech Media.

Community Engagement
  • University of Texas School of Law’s Non-Practicing Alumni Advisory Council, Member
  • PeopleFund, Loan Committee
  • White Bird Montessori School, Advisory Board
  • Author, “Modern Due Diligence: Challenges and Opportunities in the Green Economy”, American Bar Association Environmental Disclosure Newsletter, 2009
  • Author, “The Eco-Health Footprint: A Guide to Measuring Your Organization’s Environmental and Health Impacts”, The Global Health and Safety Initiative, 2009
  • Author, “Climate Change: A Guide to Carbon Law and Practice”, Globe Law & Business
  • B.S. University of Southern California,
    Marshall School of Business
  • J.D. University of Texas School of Law
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