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 Global, iDE Global, Global Impact, Cultural Vistas, International Center for Research on Women, mothers2mothers, PYXERA Global, and the UN Global Compact Network USA, in addition to NYC organizations such as Services for the Underserved, New 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 authored A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot (Springer, 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 new Handbook on Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not for Profit Board Members (Wiley 2016 and 2020).
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.
Recognition. Korngold was named to The Guardian’s 10 Top Tweeters on Sustainable Leadership: from Al Gore to Sheryl Sandberg, Fast Company’s 25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter, The Guardian’s Twitter List: 20 Women in Sustainability for International Women’s Day 2014, and Guardian Sustainable Business’ Top 30 Most Influential Sustainability Voices. Korngold has blogged for Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, and Guardian Sustainable Business.
“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.”
Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Arewa, Senior Advisor
Arewa is the Murray H. Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple University School of Law, where she teaches corporate governance. Prior to becoming a law professor, she worked for close to a decade in business and legal capacities at law firms, technology startup companies, and a venture capital firm. Professor Arewa is the author of Disrupting Africa: Law, Technology, and Development (Cambridge University Press, 2021), winner of the 2022 International Studies Association Science, Technology and Art in International Relations (STAIR) Award, which is conferred annually for the best book that advances innovative research agendas on the intersections between international relations and the politics of science, technology and art. Professor Arewa is also writing a new book Curating Black Music: Ownership and Commodification (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press). Professor Arewa received an M.A. and Ph.D. (Anthropology) from the University of California, Berkeley, an A.M. (Applied Economics) from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an A.B. from Harvard College.
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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.