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Mark Kramer

Director, Shared Value Project

Mark is the co-founder and Managing Director of FSG, and co-author of the Harvard Business Review article ‘Creating Shared Value’ (2011). Mark has spoken and published extensively on topics in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, shared value, collective impact, strategic evaluation, and impact investing. He oversees FSG’s consulting practice and action initiatives, and also serves as a Senior Fellow in the CSR Initiative at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Mark is a founder and served as initial Board Chair from 2000 to 2004 of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, a non-profit research organisation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to founding FSG, Mark served for twelve years as President of Kramer Capital Management, a venture capital firm, and before that as an Associate at the law firm of Ropes Gray in Boston.

He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Brandeis University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.