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MARK D.

WOLF
mark.wolf@rcn.com 300 East 59
th
St, New York, NY 10022 c) 917-608-0348


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

A successful organizational leader with a winning track record as an expert researcher and internal
entrepreneur with a passion for corporate social responsibility. As a strategic thinker and designer,
have proven abilities in achieving strategic corporate responsibility goals. Possess broad multi-
sector experience in highly technical and regulated industries including newly emerging verticals
that require rapid assimilation of industry knowledge.

Looking to play a pivotal role in developing and executing social responsibility programs and
metrics targeted to internal and external stakeholders. Results-driven using well-honed strategic,
analytic, planning and project management skills based on cutting-edge research and science to
creatively develop and implement corporate responsibility strategies for success.

Selected Skills

Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainability Reporting Stakeholder Engagement
Strategy Planning & Execution Sustainability Metrics ESG Measurement
Corporate Sustainability Project Management Energy Efficiency
Corporate Communications Environmental Policy Research
Develop Talent Corporate Branding Budget Planning/Management

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 2014
Team Member
Boosting Industrial Energy Efficiency in the US Graduate Capstone Project identified
opportunities and developed recommendations to achieve $180B net energy savings and significant
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction.
Developed project strategy with team; identified gap in decision-making process.
Interviewed executives and industry leaders.
Created initial recommendations and key findings presentation and report.
Published findings in Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Banking and Finance that focuses
on reframing the conversation on industrial energy efficiency with C-Suite decision-makers
that meets both risk management and corporate responsibility goals.

Columbia University in the City of New York 2013
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Sustainable Finance
Deep understanding of ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors in evaluating a
corporations financial position and what actions influence company performance.
Ability to explain financial concepts such as global credit, underwriting, insurance, risk
management, venture capital, asset management and capital markets.
Coached students in solving problem sets and developing industry/company analyses for
final paper.
Graded problem sets, final papers and final presentation.

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GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA 2001 - 2011
Director, The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute
Corporate Market Research Officer
Manager, Corporate Market Research
Differentiated Guardian as a small business owner expert resource as project co-sponsor via
development, management and execution of thought leadership strategy. Strategy built off
of ground breaking research initiative The Guardian Life Index: What Matters Most to
Americas Small Business Owners full project accountability.
Small business owner impact acknowledged via 2011 Small Business Influencer Award to
Guardian.
Delivered strategic insights from research to division SVP that resulted in $300 Million+
new business and product strategy.
Executive responsibility for MR department, annual plans, staff and budget ($1.5 - $3M).

BP LUBRICANTS, formerly Castrol Consumer North America

1998 - 2001
Manager, Market Knowledge North America
Co-created Centre for Global Market Knowledge to capture and disseminate best practices.
Managed an Innovation Team that created 500+ new product ideas in four newly identified
automotive categories.
Redesigned/re-launched Consumer Relations Department by building a call center case
management platform. Achieved 15%+ increase in call volume with staff of six FTEs.
Executive responsibility for Market Research Department supporting US, Canada, Mexico.

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, M.S., Sustainability Management. 2014

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, B.A., Psychology and Social Work.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

Mark D. Wolf, et al., Reframing the Conversation: Industrial Energy Efficiency, The Cornerstone
Journal of Sustainable Banking and Finance, Summer 2014.

E. Martin, Mark Wolf, K. Anderson, Contributing to a Greater Good - The Intrinsic Value of Purpose
Driven Marketing, ANA (Association of National Advertisers) Magazine, Oct. 2011.

LEADERSHIP

VP, Finance, Sustainability Management Student Association. 2013 - 2014
Chair, Research Committee, Association of National Advertisers. 2008 - 2011
Chair, Innovation Day, Association of National Advertisers.

2009

CERTIFICATES

Trained Certified Practitioner on G4 Global Reporting Initiative.

2014
Certificate in Coaching, New York University.

2009
ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant), The American College.

2005
CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), The American College.

2003