Our Expertise

The firm’s areas of expertise are board governance, ESG and sustainability, DEI, corporate-NGO partnerships, and measurement and ratings.

Alice Korngold, President and CEO

Korngold and her team provide strategy advisory services and facilitate leadership strategy retreats for board members and executives from multinational companies and global, national, and regional nonprofits. The firm’s expertise is in board governance; sustainability; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and measurement and ratings.

Clients include numerous financial services firms and hedge funds based in NYC, in addition multinational corporations in cities worldwide. The firm provides advisory and candidate-matching services to the boards of directors of global NGOs, such as  Landesa GlobaliDE GlobalGlobal ImpactInternational Center for Research on Womenmothers2mothersPYXERA Global, and the UN Global Compact Network USA, in addition to NYC organizations such as Central Park Conservancy, All Star Code, Services for the UnderservedNew York Edge, and Literacy Partners.

Board training and matching for companies. Korngold Consulting (KC) assists global corporations in establishing, enhancing, and scaling their nonprofit board training and matching programs worldwide. Korngold and her team have been training and matching business executives to global, national, and regional boards for over thirty years. Additionally, KC conducts benchmarking studies to measure the value of nonprofit board service for companies seeking to build more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and high performing workforces, and to solve social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Measurement. Among many measurement projects, Korngold developed the methodology for the Drucker Institute to rank Fortune 250 companies based on their alignment with Peter Drucker’s Social Responsibility principles.  

Alice Korngold, an expert on sustainability, board governance & measurement, who is CEO of Korngold Consulting in NY, developed the methodology for a portion of the Social Responsibility category.” 

Methodology Behind Ranking Management Top 250 Companies, The Wall Street Journal, 12.11.21

Visiting Professor. Korngold teaches a course on “Sustainability and Corporate Governance” for the Master of Financial Accountability, York University in Toronto, Canada. She guest lectures at Harvard and other universities worldwide.

Author.  Korngold is the author of three books: A Better World, Inc.: Corporate Governance for an Inclusive, Sustainable, and Prosperous Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023); A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot (Palgrave Macmillan 2014);  and Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint, 2005). She authored the chapter on Sustainability, Climate, and Corporate Governance in the Handbook on Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not for Profit Board Members (Wiley 2016 and 2020). Korngold holds a B.A. and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Speaker. Korngold is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide, including at the U.N. and the WBCSD, as well as meetings of the boards of global NGOs that are noted above.

Education. Korngold received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.


“Alice Korngold, an expert on sustainability, board governance and measurement, who is CEO of Korngold Consulting in NY, developed the methodology for a portion of the Social Responsibility category.” The Wall Street Journal (12.12.20)


Methodology for the Management Top 250 Company Rankings. How the Drucker Institute identified the most effectively managed U.S. companies.”

“Alice Korngold, author of A Better World, Inc., helped to develop the methodology for evaluating social responsibility.”

(“The Guru Behind the Top 250 Management Rankings,” The Wall Street Journal, 12/5/17)

Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Arewa, Senior Advisor

Professor Olufunmilayo Arewa is Professor; Senior Fellow for Entrepreneurship & Senior Scholar, Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy, at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Professor Arewa’s research focuses on technology, the creative industries, business law, accounting, entrepreneurship, comparative law, and Africana studies. 
Prior to becoming a law professor, she practiced law in the technology startup arena in Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. She was a Visiting Lecturer at the Center for Afro-American and African Studies (CAAS) at the University of Michigan and a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State. In 2019, she was a Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities at Universität Bonn for a research project entitled Disruptive Technologies, Digital Colonialism, and the Construction of Commercial Law in Africa. In 2015, she received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Faculty Visit Research Grant at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for a research project entitled Cultural, Legal, and Business Considerations in the Diffusion of Jazz in Germany, a project connected to her forthcoming book Curating Black Culture: Music, Ownership, and Commodification, which examines business, legal, and cultural contexts of the global spread of African American influenced musical forms. Her 2021 book, Disrupting Africa: Technology, Law & Development (Cambridge University Press), won the ISA 2022 STAIR Book Award, given annually for the best book that develops interdisciplinary perspectives on how science, technology and art permeate international politics. Professor Arewa is a member of the American Law Institute. In addition to writing about music, Professor Arewa studies classical voice.


In A Better World, Inc., Korngold shows companies how to grow value by finding innovative solutions to the world's social, economic, and environmental challenges. Using case studies, A Better World, Inc. delineates best practices for corporations to mitigate risks, reduce costs, and grow value through effective board governance, NGO partnerships, and stakeholder engagement.

In Leveraging Good Will, Alice Korngold shows how businesses can develop tomorrow’s leaders by having their executives properly matched, trained, and coached for board service.