Allen White, Ph.D.

Allen L. White, Ph.D. was one of the founders of CSP in 1996, where he worked with the Pew Charitable Trusts to lay the foundation and establish the mission and goals. Now he serves as Senior Advisor, helping to guide the programmatic vision for CSP.

Dr. White is also Vice President of Tellus Institute in Boston where he directs the Corporate Redesign Program. He has 30 years of experience in the area of corporate responsibility, advising multilaterals, foundations, corporations, and NGOs on strategies and policies for elevating the contribution of contributions to sustainable development. He co-founded the Global Reporting Initiative and served as its Director from 1999-2002.  In 2004, he co-founded Corporation 2020, an initiative focused on designing future corporations to sustain social purpose. Dr. White has served on advisory boards and committees of ISO, Civic Capital, a social investment fund, the Institute of Responsible Investment at Boston College, and Instituto Ethos (Brazil).  He is the Chair of the Board of Directors of GAN-NET, a non-profit dedicated to capacity building and movement building of global action networks that address critical issues of health, education, environment, trade and transparency. Dr. White has published and spoken widely on corporate responsibility, sustainability, and accountability. Earlier in his career, Dr. White held faculty and research positions at the University of Connecticut, Clark University and Battelle Laboratories, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Peru and Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua.

Dr. White received a Ph.D. in geography from Ohio State University in 1976.

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