The Center for Sustainable Organizations (CSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created in 2004 by its founder and Executive Director, Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D. Its purpose is to conduct research, development, training and consulting for, and with, companies around the world interested in improving the sustainability performance of their operations.
What differentiates CSO from others in the sustainability arena is its strong commitment to an approach for corporate sustainability measurement, management and reporting that is context-based (i.e., that interprets sustainability performance in terms of impacts on vital capital resources relative to norms, standards or thresholds for what such impacts would have to be in order to be sustainable).
CSO’s founder and Executive Director, Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D., is also board chair emeritus of the Donella Meadows Institute in Norwich, VT, and formerly led the Center for Sustainability Performance at Deloitte Consulting in Waltham, MA. Mark is also affiliated with the University of Groningen in The Netherlands, where he developed the Social Footprint Method as the subject of his doctoral dissertation in 2008. In addition to his work with CSO, Mark also teaches in the Managing for Sustainability MBA program at Marlboro College in Vermont.
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