Founder & Principal Consultant
Mike Hower is a sustainability communication leader with experience on both sides of the podium — as a journalist and communication strategist for leading global companies. He is a communicator, coach and connector committed to the advancement of sustainability storytelling. As founder and fractional sustainability communication executive at Hower Impact, Mike works closely with companies to translate their sustainability strategy into stories that stick while navigating the risks and opportunities of an evolving communications landscape. Mike’s experience and expertise ranges from ESG reporting to sustainability communication strategy and engagement. He has served as a communication strategist at both large and small consultancies, including Edelman, and has led in-house communication efforts at mission driven startups. As a journalist, Mike has written for GreenBiz, Sustainable Brands and Triple Pundit. He continues to contribute to GreenBiz today, where he writes about the latest trends in sustainable business and communication.As a leading sustainability communication thought leader, Mike shares insights and ideas as a LinkedIn influencer, writing his ENGAGE newsletter and blog, and hosting “The Sustainability Communicator”, the podcast that explores the intersection of sustainability strategy and storytelling. He holds a Master's in Strategic Communication and Public Affairs from George Washington University and a Bachelor's in Political Science and History from the University of California, Davis.