Board, Advisory and Fellowship Positions

  • Past Co-Chair of the Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems Committee for the American Bar Association (selected the section’s top-rated committee for his terms for ‘07-’08 and ’08-‘09). Leader of ABA’s development of a model sustainability policy and implementation guide for law firms.
  • Founding member of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a coalition of non-profits, investors, academics, companies, and others promoting public reporting by organizations on sustainability performance (2003-11) (Amsterdam).
  • GRI delegate to the working group on the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility standard (2005-10).
  • Judge for the sustainability reporting awards presented annually by the CERES organization and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (2008-11).
  • Past chair of Chief EHS Officers Council I of The Conference Board, a business association.
  • Past senior research fellow at The Conference Board’s Center for Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability.
  • Board of Advisors for DePaul University’s (Chicago) Sustainable Management Program.
  • Past member of the Board of Advisors for the Environmental Management Program and Center for Sustainable Enterprise of the Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago).
  • Co-lecturer, World-class Business Sustainability certificate program, Loyola University (Chicago), Quinlan School of Business
  • Founder and first chair of the 7-county Iowa Loess Hills & Heritage Week, supported by a Governor’s proclamation.