Anna M. Clark

Anna M. Clark

Anna Clark is the president and founder of EarthPeople Media. A strategist and storyteller for sustainability, social innovation, and inclusive business, Anna is the "Eco-Leadership" columnist for and has contributed to HuffPost, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, and The Dallas Morning News since 2008. She is the author of "Green, American Style: Becoming Earth-Friendly and Reaping the Benefits" and is presently working on her next book.

    CSR: Where It Came From and Where It’s Going

    Anna M. Clark | Thursday, July 7, 2016
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) calls for companies to adhere to the economic, legal, ethical, and philanthropic expectations of society at a given point in time. With roots reaching back to the 1940s and 1950s, CSR became a top priority among the world’s largest companies by the 1990s. More... More »

    What the Paris Climate Deal Really Means for the Private Sector

    Anna M. Clark | Monday, December 28, 2015
    Earlier this month in Paris, representatives from nearly 200 nations reached a landmark agreement that will commit their countries to lower greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit the rise in global average temperature to 2 degrees Celsius — thus avoiding the most devastating consequences o... More »

    French-American Climate Talks in Texas

    Anna M. Clark | Monday, November 30, 2015
    As the world mourns the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place last Friday in Paris, plans for the upcoming United Nations COP21 climate talks have shifted into crisis mode. The disaster will not stop the event from going on, but the atrocity underscores the need for an alternative strateg... More »

    Turning Organizational Stress into Resilience

    Anna M. Clark | Tuesday, November 3, 2015
    When you’re stressed, you cut corners. It starts with substituting coffee for sleep. Before long, you may find yourself missing workouts, eating donuts and consuming too much alcohol. If left unmitigated, stress can cause weight gain, burnout and breakups — and in extreme cases, heart attacks an... More »

    What Creatives Can Learn from Impressionists

    Anna M. Clark | Thursday, March 12, 2015
    Exploring French portraiture and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century, the 74 portraits from special exhibition "Faces of Impressionism: Portraits of the Musee D'Orsay" reflect the origins and flowering of one of the world's most beloved movements. Road-tripping... More »

    Johnson & Johnson Catalyzes Eco-Innovation

    Anna M. Clark | Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    Al Iannuzzi took a gamble when he decided to double down on the environmental and health impacts of his company's products. But Ianuzzi, senior director of environment, health, safety & sustainability for Johnson & Johnson, believed in the need to embed sustainability into the company's supp... More »

    What Holds Women Back from the Boardroom

    Anna M. Clark | Monday, January 26, 2015
    There they were at the awards ceremony, talking like old chums at a table ten feet away: the 43rd president of the United States, the founder of EDS and the CEO of Exxon Mobil. Seated shoulder-to-shoulder, the trio loomed like a phalanx primed to defend the rich and the powerful. But then a boy ... More »

    How Pattern Recognition Gives You an Edge

    Anna M. Clark | Sunday, November 30, 2014
    Apollo, favorite son of Zeus, was the Greek god of light and music. In Hellenistic times, Apollo became identified with Helios, god of the sun, who pulled the sun across the sky each day with his golden chariot. We can also credit Apollo with the philosophical concept of the golden mean, the call fo... More »

    Deploying EHS Systems with CSR Benefits

    Anna M. Clark | Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    Making environmental, health and safety compliance sexy may seem impossible, but the Sustainable Performance Forum Americas 2014 conference came close. With former NASA astronaut Capt. John Creighton on stage, a Discovery Bar in the lobby and over 500 attendees with roles spanning the sustainabili... More »

    The Joy of DIY

    Anna M. Clark | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    First came the Great Recession. Then came the Great Automation. Now we have a growing population of underemployed and disempowered, yet curious, capable and conscious people in need of an outlet. What are we going to do with them? Teach them to make quirky new gadgets out of old and random stuff!... More »