Mary MacDonald is EarthShare’s senior vice president of national business development and managing director of EarthShare New York.
MacDonald oversees EarthShare’s corporate development work, including program innovation and supervision of customized, strategic programs to help companies meet — and exceed — their employee and consumer engagement, community impact and environmental sustainability goals.
She has over 25 years of experience in corporate relations, marketing and development. MacDonald has worked for some of EarthShare’s most well-known and effective NGO partners, including Environmental Defense Fund, Rainforest Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and has extensive experience collaborating with myriad constituencies, from the nonprofit, corporate and public sectors to the entertainment community. In 2006, she was invited to participate in the inaugural Climate Reality Team trained by Al Gore in Nashville, and was asked back to mentor participants in subsequent training sessions.
When companies with very different sustainability approaches come together, how can they make sure their efforts remain intact? Employee involvement is key in creating a sustainability strategy after a new merger.