Mark Orlowski, Founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Endowments Institute
Mark Orlowski is the founder and executive director of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, a Cambridge-based special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Mark leads the Institute's research and outreach efforts on college sustainability initiatives including the Billion Dollar Green Challenge. Mark has worked with students, faculty, administrators, and trustees at more than 100 schools. He has spoken at dozens of conferences as well as at the United Nations and at more than 80 colleges in over 30 states.
Along with widespread coverage by campus newspapers, numerous reports on the Institute's work have appeared in the national and business press. Media coverage includes articles in the Boston Globe, Bloomberg, CNN Money, Forbes, Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times, and USA Today. Mark has also been profiled in BusinessWeek and the Chronicle of Philanthropy as a social entrepreneur. A graduate of Williams College, Mark chaired the Campus Environmental Advisory Committee and served on Williams' Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. He also attended Berkshire Community College and earned a master's degree in management at Harvard University.