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Tom Eggert

Tom Eggert

Expert on sustainability, corporate responsibility and socially responsible investing. Also UN Sustainable Development goals, sustainability reporting and microfinance.

Emeritus, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; Founder, Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies Work: 608-279-8608 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @madisonthom


  • Role of Microfinance in the developing world, especially developing and supporting a program in Haiti, the Philippines and Peru
  • Greening of business (also called sustainability, corporate responsibility or corporate citizenship)
  • Social responsibility of business, especially as it relates to diversity, gender equality, pay equity and living wage issues
  • Environmental leadership programs, including Green Masters, Green Tier, B Corps, Conscious Capitalism and 1% for the Planet
  • Socially responsible investing or sustainable, responsible impact investing. Focusing on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and alternative investments.
  • Brand and reputation building, marketing, green washing, employee engagement and behavior change


  • Winner, Chipman Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Recipient, Global Health Institute award for Microfinance Program Development in Haiti
  • Fellow, UW-Madison Teaching Academy
  • Distinguished Educator of the Year National Society for Collegiate Scholars
  • Author, "Partners in Learning: How a Business School and a Company Worked Together to Advance Sustainability," published in "Teaching Business Sustainability"
  • Board of Advisors, UW Office of Sustainability