Laura Gitman

Senior Vice-President, BSR

Laura spearheads BSR’s New York office, working with global companies across a range of industry sectors and sustainability issues. She also serves on BSR’s Executive Committee and oversees global membership strategy and services.

Laura works with leading global companies to develop and enhance their sustainability strategies in order to maximize value for both business and society. She runs senior-level sustainability strategy workshops and multi-stakeholder forums and she launched BSR’s global financial services and media practices. She works with consumer products and healthcare companies, among others.

She has also published reports on environmental, social, and governance integration in mainstream investing, as well as sustainability integration and leadership. From 2006 to 2010, she facilitated the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, growing the initiative from 15 to more than 50 electronics companies.

Laura previously worked for Deloitte Consulting, where she acquired extensive strategy experience advising multinational financial services companies. She also managed a community development project in Ecuador, developed the business strategy for a social venture in Brazil, and worked with the biotechnology sector in Chile.

Laura holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She is an adjunct professor in the Bard M.B.A. in Sustainability program.

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