Mr. Mark R. Kramer

Strategic Advisor

Mark Kramer is a leading researcher, writer, speaker and consultant on business strategies for social impact.  He has spoken at hundreds of conferences around the world and is best known as the co-author of seminal articles in Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review on Creating Shared Value, Collective Impact, and Catalytic Philanthropy.

Together with Professor Michael Porter, Mark co-founded FSG, a 150-person global social impact consulting firm. Mark also serves as Senior Advisor to two of FSG’s communities of practice: the Shared Value Initiative and the Collective Impact Forum. 

Mark holds the position of Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and, previously, at Haas Business School at University of California, Berkeley.  He is a member of the Aspen Philanthropy Group and the Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Advisory Board and the Nestle Creating Shared Value Advisory Board. He has also served on the jury of the annual Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award and the planning committee for the Clinton Global Initiative.

Previously, Mark served as President of the private equity firm Kramer Capital Management and an Associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray. He holds a BA Summa cum Laude from Brandeis University, MBA from The Wharton School, and JD Magna cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.