Mark Tulay is the Program Manager and COO for Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) and serves on GISR’s Steering Committee, Technical Review Committee and Secretariat. He is the Founder and CEO of Sustainability Risk Advisors which advises institutional investors and multinational corporations on the metrics and measurement for corporate sustainability performance.
Mark has served in leadership roles in sustainability initiatives for over 20 years, focusing on building complex partnerships between multinational companies, NGOs, sustainability experts and institutional investors. As Program Director and the first employee of Ceres, he was involved in the early stages of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). He worked at the Nature Conservancy, where he managed a $60 million campaign to protect over a million acres of critical habitat in Massachusetts.
Mark served in leadership research and organizational development positions at several sustainability research and ratings firms as well as investment firms, including Citizens Funds and KLD. He was the Head of Sustainability Research and Ratings for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and RiskMetrics (now MSCI).
Mark is a frequent speaker on ESG issues and conferences from Dubai, Europe to South Korea. He has written extensively on the investor response to the BP Deepwater Horizon spill and on the role of standards to accelerate the integration of environmental, social and corporate governance factors in investment decisions. His coverage on sustainability issues includes Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post, Business Ethics, Boston Globe, CSR Wire, Greenbiz.com, Sea Change Radio, NPR, and other prominent sustainability journals. He is currently writing a white paper with on Sustainability Ratings 2.0: The Transition to Sustainable Markets.
Mark serves on the Advisory Boards of the Institute for the Institute for Sustainable Value Creation and Cornerstone Capital Group, and holds an MBA from Northeastern University.