Speaker: Mark Orlowski
Affiliation: Sustainable Endowments Institute
Title: Executive Director
About Mark Orlowski:
Mark brings over 15 years of experience in sustainability as an executive, project manager and researcher. Since founding SEI in 2005 as a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Mark has led SEI’s trendsetting initiatives including GRITS, the Billion Dollar Green Challenge, and the College Sustainability Report Card—the first green rating of sustainability operations in higher education. On behalf of SEI, Mark has presented at more than 120 institutions in 35 states. Media coverage of his work has included the Boston Globe, Forbes, Fortune, and The New York Times, profiles in the Chronicle of Philanthropy and BusinessWeek as well as features by NPR’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS.
A graduate of Williams College, Mark also received an associate’s degree from Berkshire Community College (and nine years later was invited back as commencement speaker). He also earned a master’s degree at Harvard University, where he studied nonprofit management. At Williams, Mark chaired the Campus Environmental Advisory Committee and served on the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. In his spare time, Mark is also a contributor to the Marketplace Morning Report that airs on NPR and occasionally writes for Marketplace.org on the topic of travel and frequent flyer miles.
Track: Innovating Projects
Topic: Leveraging A Green Revolving Fund in Pursuit of Climate Neutrality