Mark Kramer

Co-Founder and Managing Director , FSG
“Shared value offers corporations the opportunity to utilize their skills, resources, and management capability to lead social progress in ways that even the best-intentioned governmental and social sector organizations can rarely match.”

Mark Kramer is co-founder and Managing Director of FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm established in 2000 and specializing in strategy, evaluation, and research. As the primary overseer of FSG‘s consulting practice, he helps drive the vision and growth of the firm and leads engagements across all of FSG’s impact areas, with a particular focus on shared value. A prolific author, Mr. Kramer’s work is featured regularly in major publications, and he is a frequent speaker around the world on topics in catalytic philanthropy, collective impact, creating shared value for corporations, new approaches to evaluation, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship. He is the co-author of four Harvard Business Review articles with Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School.

Shared Value Accomplishments:

  • Co-author, with Michael E. Porter, of the seminal Harvard Business Review article on the shared value concept, “Creating Shared Value.”
  • Has delivered speaking engagements on shared value in more than a dozen countries
  • Led or is currently leading consulting work with a number of global corporations on shared value projects
  • Expertise in shared value initiative design, implementation at the enterprise level, investment, and related issues


Mark Kramer will speak at the 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit: Business at Its Best. Learn more and register here

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