A recognized leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR), Marcus Chung supports clients in their efforts to drive business value from social and environmental initiatives as an independent CSR and sustainability consultant. Based in the San Francisco office, Marcus brings a decade of experience as a CSR practitioner in large, multi-national, public companies.
Marcus has held CSR and Communications roles at Gap, McKesson and Talbots. He built deep CSR expertise by developing and executing strategies for CSR integration, supply chain social compliance, environmental sustainability, CSR reporting, corporate philanthropy signature programs, stakeholder engagement, cause marketing and employee engagement. Marcus has also supported corporate efforts in direct-to-consumer marketing communications, crisis communications, social media strategy, reputation management, brand positioning, assessing new market opportunities and strategic planning.
Marcus earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors from Wesleyan University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He currently serves on the board of directors for Net Impact, a non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in their workplaces and the world.
How has your experience at Haas and with the Center enabled you to make an impact in your current role?
Haas and the Center for Responsible Business provided me with the opportunity to explore varied aspects of CSR and exposure to CSR challenges and topics in a number of different industries. This foundation in CSR has ably prepared me for my current role as a CSR practitioner in a global corporation.
What is your advice to current and future students who are interested in CSR?
Strategic CSR is very much about how companies conduct business. You can have a positive impact on society no matter what business function you work in. You don't need to be in a CSR department to be a CSR practitioner!