Anna M. Clark is a fellow of the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at Southern Methodist University and the co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium. In partnership with the Institute, Anna researches the intersection of corporate social responsibility (CSR), social enterprise and inclusive business. She was also a key organizer of the Institute’s “Climate Extremes” conference, the largest event on the issue ever to be hosted in Dallas.
Anna began her career as a management consultant with PwC Consulting and IBM. In December 2005, she founded EarthPeople Media, an award-winning consultancy in sustainability communication. Her clients have ranged from startups to Fortune 500s such as JCPenney, Inc. and global institutions such as IFC, the private sector arm of The World Bank. In 2017, she joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as a principal, where she provides corporate affairs counsel to multinationals and industry leaders in aviation, commercial real estate, consumer products, technology and telecommunications.
An author and essayist on American culture, business and sustainability, Anna’s writing has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Greenbiz.com and others. She is a director for the North Texas Regional Council of USGBC Texas and a board director for The American Women’s Financial Education Foundation. She also serves as an advisor to the Little Things Matter Foundation, the OpEd Project, and Green Source DFW, which awarded her a Sustainable Leadership Award in 2016.
Anna holds a BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins University. She lives with her family in one of the first residences in Dallas to earn a Platinum LEED-certified rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.