Formerly, he was the CEO of New York-based Index Stock Imagery Inc. from 1991 through its sale in 2006. He has built and run large technology-based businesses and has experience building a multimillion visitor website. Bahar holds a CFA, was a partner at Kidder, Peabody & Co., and worked at McKinsey & Co. Bahar has consulted to large companies, such as Citibank, GE and Acxiom, and a number of smaller software and Web-based companies.
He has an MBA (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School and a BS in astronomy and physics (magna cum laude) from Amherst College.
A recent study of more than 600 companies that follow the GRI reporting standard finds a small -- but statistically significant -- boost in their CSR ratings, as well as more interest from investors and NGOs.