Mark Kramer is founder and managing director at FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm he co-founded with Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter. FSG helps organizations achieve social impact by applying research, strategy, and evaluation to better solve social problems. Mark also serves as a Senior Fellow in the CSR Initiative at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Mark is a founder and served as initial Board Chair of the Center for Effective Philanthropy.
Mark has spoken and published extensively on topics in philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility, including strategy, evaluation, leadership, social entrepreneurship, community foundations, venture philanthropy, cross-sector collaboration, and social investment. He is co-author with Michael Porter of several influential Harvard Business Review articles, has published extensively in Stanford Social Innovation Review and in The Chronicle of Philanthropy and has been quoted by the Financial Times, Economist, and NPR.
Prior to founding FSG, Mark served for twelve years as President of Kramer Capital Management, a venture capital firm, and as an Associate at the law firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston. He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Brandeis University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.