Alice Korngold, President & CEO, Korngold Consulting LLC, provides strategy advisory services and facilitates leadership strategy retreats for board members and executives from multinational corporations and NGOs. Her areas of expertise are strategy and board governance, sustainability/CSR, diversity and inclusion, corporate-NGO partnerships, and measurement and ratings.
Korngold founded and leads the Better World Leadership (BWL) initiative. With the support and participation of several multinational corporations and World Environment Center as the Strategic Partner, BWL conducts studies that document the benefits of nonprofit board service to companies, their employees, nonprofits, and the community. BWL also presents 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 has also trained and placed several hundred business executives and professionals on NGO/nonprofit boards. She also serves as a juror for the World Environment Center’s annual Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development.
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 (May 31, 2016). 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.
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.
Education. Korngold received a B.A. in history and an M.S.Ed. in psychological services from the University of Pennsylvania.