Aron Cramer

President and CEO, BSR

We waste a third of the food that we buy, we waste a third of the energy that’s generated, we waste a comparable amount of water in this country, and that’s throwing money away.

An expert on sustainable business, Aron Cramer advises executives at BSR’s more than 250 member companies and other global businesses on the full spectrum of social and environmental issues. Cramer joined BSR in 1995 as the founding director of its Business and Human Rights Program, and later opened BSR's Paris office in 2002, where he worked until becoming President and CEO in 2004. Cramer serves on advisory boards to CEOs at Barrick Gold, Marks & Spencer, and SAP, and previously for AXA, Shell, and Nike. He is also a director of the Natural Capital Coalition, the International Integrated Reporting Council, and We Mean Business, and serves as a member of the Steering Council for the World Economic Forum’s Board of Stewards of its Future of Consumption System Initiative.

Cramer is co-author of the book Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World, which spotlights innovative sustainability strategies that enable business success. Prior to joining BSR, he practiced law in San Francisco and worked as a journalist at ABC News in New York. He holds a B.A. from Tufts University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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