About the Author

About Marc de Sousa Shields

My work in corporate sustainability spans two and half decades. I have worked in over 40 developed and developing countries with some of the largest companies, organizations and non-governmental organizations in the world. I have had the honor to know poor women farmers in Malawi whose financial skills could run rings around anyone I know, middle class community organizers, Heads of Central Banks, Fortune 500 CEOs, amazing corporate sustainability thinkers, leaders, movers and shakers and more…

These experience inform my understanding of the possibilities and constraints faced by companies and their stakeholders in the pursuit of more and better corporate sustainability.

I am currently a partner at ES Global Consulting International based in Mexico. I hold an MA from the University of Toronto and BA from the University of British Columbia. I beautiful life partner, three kids, four dogs and a bunch of chickens that teach me many things and give me tasty eggs to boot.


  • Managing Partner, ES Global Consulting

  • Executive Director of the Social Investment Organization (Canada)

  • Founder of the Morelos Forum Think Tank (representing social investors with $22B in assets),

  • Member of the International Committee of the Social Investment Forum (USA)

  • Member of the Advisory Committee for Latin America, United Nations Financial Initiative Environment Program,

  • Member of the Global Compact Corporate Social Responsibility in Conflict Zones Committee.

  • Adjunct Professor of Global Development Economics for Augsburg College (Minnesota, USA)

  • Adjunct Professor of Management Organization for the Institute of Art for the State of Morelos, Mexico.

Clients include

  • United Nations (various agencies)

  • Bimbo (world’s largest bakery)

  • Ford Foundation

  • CYCNA Cement (Cruz Azul)

  • MacArthur foundations


  • Cooperative Housing Federation,

  • Crowe Horwath

  • Various agencies and governments

Marc de Sousa-Shields is co-founder of the Social Investment Organization (SIO), UN and the World Bank advisor, and contributor to on-line corporate sustainability magazines including Triple Pundit and Sustainable Brands. He’s worked in 80 countries, blogs at TheSustainableCentury.net, and when not on the road he lives in Mexico.

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