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Allen White

Senior Fellow


Allen White is vice president and senior fellow at the Tellus Institute and directs the Institute’s Program on Corporate Redesign. His work to foster corporations dedicated to creating and sustaining social mission has included co-founding the Global Reporting Initiative ( in 1997 and Corporation 20/20 ( in 2004. He has brought his expertise on sustainability strategy, policy, tools, and standards to projects for such multilateral organizations as the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank; foundations such as the Pew Charitable Trusts and the UN Foundation; numerous Fortune 500 companies; US EPA; and NGOs such as Oxfam and People4Earth. Dr. White has held faculty and research positions at the University of Connecticut, Clark University, and Battelle Laboratories, and is a former Fulbright Scholar in Peru. He has served on boards, advisory groups, and committees for numerous organizations advancing new corporate forms and economic approaches. He is co-author of Corporate Environmentalism in a Global Economy and has published and spoken widely on corporate design, sustainability, accountability, and governance. 

Dr. White received a PhD in geography from Ohio State University.