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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Tom Eggert

Tom Eggert

Expert on sustainability, corporate responsibility and environmental leadership programs. Also sustainability metrics development, sustainability reporting and microfinance.

Senior Lecturer, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; Exec Director, Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Work: 608-279-8608 — Home and cell phones available upon request tleggert@wisc.edu Home page Twitter: @madisonthom

Topics

  • Role of Microfinance in the developing world, especially developing and supporting a program in Haiti
  • Greening of business (also called sustainability, corporate responsibility or corporate citizenship)
  • Social responsibility of business, especially as it relates to those making less than $2/day
  • Environmental leadership programs, including state and federal programs
  • Socially responsible investing
  • Brand and reputation building, especially as it relates to greening a business

Achievements

  • Judge, WI Governor's Business Plan Competition
  • Recipient, Global Health Institute award for Microfinance Program Development in Haiti
  • Fellow, UW-Madison Teaching Academy
  • Winner, Chipman Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 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

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