Mark Coleman is a recognized voice, business advisor and consultant on the convergence of sustainability, environmental stewardship, energy, technology and innovation.
Mr. Coleman actively writes for the Huffington Post and IntelligentHQ, and his work has been published in many notable media platforms including Parent.co, GreenBiz, Triple Bottom Line Magazine, and Environmental Leader.
Mr. Coleman is the author of “Time To Trust: Mobilizing Humanity for a Sustainable Future” (2014) and “The Sustainability Generation: The Politics of Change and Why Personal Accountability is Essential NOW!” (2012). Mr. Coleman has advised and worked directly for leading industrial, government, applied research, academic, management consulting, and not-for-profit organizations.
Throughout his career Mark C. Coleman has developed a strong focus on the critical areas of energy, environment, and sustainability. His career has spanned strategic and leadership positions in government, applied research, technology development, and management consulting organizations. This rich and diverse experience has enabled Mr. Coleman to have access to, engage, and work with a broad range of regional, national, and international leaders at every stage of his career, and in the writing of The Sustainability Generation.
As an independent sustainability strategist and management consultant, Mr. Coleman has advised start-up and small businesses as well as Fortune 500 and global firms in the areas of strategic business planning, sustainability, enterprise risk, social responsibility, financial and security risks, product stewardship, and innovative practices for achieving business growth. Mr. Coleman has led numerous research studies and has contributed to many publications related to energy, environment, and sustainability.
Mr. Coleman has also led the development and facilitation of numerous executive benchmarking and knowledge-sharing workshops. He also serves as a business coach and mentor to small-and-midsized businesses, supporting the development of their business strategy for day-to-day and long-term growth, profitability, and sustainability.
Early in his career, Mr. Coleman worked as an energy analyst with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Since 2004 he has been supporting the growth and development of several well respected organizations within Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), including the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS), the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), the Clean Energy Incubator (CEI), and the Venture Creations Incubator (VCI). During this time he has helped these organizations secure more than $20 million in funding awards toward their development and focus on strategic research, technology, innovation, and sustainability initiatives. In addition to his work at the university, he serves on the board of a not-for-profit organization involving global water development concerns.
Mr. Coleman is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Policy from the Lally School of Management and Technology. He received a Bachelor of Art in Geography and Environmental Studies from Binghamton University. He resides in Fairport, New York with his wife Aileen and sons Owen Patrick and Neal Garrett.