RECAP: A Conversation with Mike Bellamente, Bill Baue, and Mark McElroy


Every Wednesday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST (and every once in a while at other times) TriplePundit founder Nick Aster will take 45 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

Mike Bellamente, Executive Director of Climate Counts, and Mark McElroy, Founder & Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations, along with corporate sustainability architect Bill Baue, have been working on a new approach to measuring sustainability performance called context-based sustainability.

The big news is that Climate Counts will be releasing the ‘world’s first’ science-based company rankings in early December. Included will be an analysis of which companies are performing sustainably with regard to GHG emissions (scope 1&2).

On Wednesday, November 13th at 4:00pm Pacific, Nick will talk with Mike and Mark about context-based sustainability and its role in ranking and assessing company sustainability performance.

To join the conversation, the only thing you need to do is pop over to this page at 4pm PST and click “play.” No need to log into anything. However, if you want to ask questions, we’ll be taking Q&A via Twitter from the audience – just tweet to @triplepundit and we’ll incorporate your questions. If you miss the conversation, you’ll still be able to watch it later on YouTube.

Note – video is below:


About Mike Bellamente

Prior to joining the Climate Counts, Bellamente served as primary environmental liaison for the NADO Research Foundation in Washington DC.  Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, he was named to the White House-led economic solutions team to conduct impact analyses for oil-impacted communities. Bellamente has written extensively on the role of the private sector in addressing climate change. His work has appeared in Huffington Post, The Guardian, CR Magazine and In February 2012, Bellamente was named to Ethisphere’s list of 100 most influential people in business ethics. He received an MBA in International Business from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Mike graduated magna cum laude with a BS in marketing from Plymouth State University.

About Mark McElroy

Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D. is an accomplished consultant, author, researcher, developer and teacher in the area of tools, methods and metrics for measuring and reporting the sustainability performance of organizations. He is the founder and executive director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations in Thetford Center, VT where he currently works, and is arguably the world’s leading advocate and practitioner of context-based sustainability. Dr. McElroy is also the creator of the Social Footprint Method, a context-based system for measuring and reporting the social sustainability performance of organizations. He is a 35-year veteran of management consulting, including time spent at Price Waterhouse and KPMG Peat Marwick, where he was a partner. Mark is also the lead author of the recently released book, Corporate Sustainability Management – The Art and Science of Managing Non-Financial Performance.

About Bill Baue

Bill Baue is a corporate sustainability architect, designing systemic transformation and company-level solutions. He works with organizations across the sustainability ecosystem, including AccountAbilityAudubonCabot Creamery CooperativeCeresGEGlobal Reporting InitiativeICCRUNCTADUN Global CompactWalmart, and Worldwatch Institute. He’s Co-Founder of OpenEyeWorld, an online stakeholder engagement platform that connects companies and sustainability experts, and Sea Change Media, which produces Sea Change Radio, a nationally syndicated show and global podcast on sustainability. He teaches communications in the Marlboro Sustainability MBA in Vermont, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the Center for Sustainable Organizations, and he writes for the Guardian Sustainable Business blog.

Marissa Rosen

Marissa is the Owner of Climate Social, LLC. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Mizzou and a master's in environmental studies from UPenn. Connect with her to discuss TriplePundit's popular Twitter Chats or anything else sustainability + digital marketing!

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