Alice Korngold

Alice’s areas of expertise are board governance, ESG and sustainability, diversity and inclusion, corporate-NGO partnerships, and measurement and ratings.

Korngold’s work includes:

  • Scaling nonprofit board training and matching programs for multinational corporations.
  • Conducting benchmarking studies to assess the benefits of nonprofit board service for companies, their employees, nonprofits, and the community.
  • Presenting webinars and convenings (including at the U.N.) for companies seeking to involve employees on nonprofit boards, particularly to advance diversity and inclusion and the U.N. SDGs.

Korngold is an Advisor to NGO/nonprofit boards to help them achieve transformational change for strategic and financial success and sustainability. Korngold and her team have trained and matched over a thousand  business executives and professionals on global, national, and regional boards.  She also serves as a juror for the World Environment Center’s annual Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development.

Measurement. In one of 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. As described in the WSJ:

Author. Korngold authored 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 and Corporate Governance” in The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private and Not for Profit Board Members  ( Wiley, 2016 and new edition, 2020). She is the co-author of a chapter on “Corporate Volunteerism: Strategic Community Involvement,” in Corporate Philanthropy at the Crossroads (Indiana University Press, 1996).

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

Social entrepreneur. Prior to establishing her global consulting firm in New York in 2005, Korngold founded and ran two highly successful and financially self-sustaining social enterprises.

Speaker. Korngold is a plenary speaker, moderator, and panelist at conferences worldwide.

Education. Korngold received a B.A. in history and an M.S.Ed. in psychological services 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)


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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.