Singer, Thomas

Thomas Singer is a researcher in corporate leadership at The Conference Board. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. In addition to his work at The Conference Board, Singer serves as an independent consultant advising on corporate sustainability strategy.

Prior to joining The Conference Board, Singer worked with Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting and SustainAbility, helping clients embed sustainability into their core business. Over his career, he has supported engagements with industry leaders across sectors, focusing on strategy development, opportunity assessment, competitive analysis, and stakeholder engagement.

He began his career as a management consultant with Kaiser Associates, advising clients on white space opportunities, competitive analysis, and benchmarking. Singer is a graduate of Tufts University.

Posts by Singer, Thomas

  • How Sustainability Can Enhance Corporate Reputation (01.26.14 )

    By Thomas Singer, Researcher, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board Despite a general acknowledgement that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives can affect a company’s brand value and reputation, the specifics of this relationship are not always well understood, leaving a number of questions and challenges to business leaders in charge of overseeing and reporting on […]

  • Communicating and Engaging on Sustainability (03.01.13 )

    By Thomas Singer, Researcher, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board While corporate sustainability reporting is on the rise, much debate continues to exist around the specifics of reporting as well as corporate engagement with stakeholders on this topic. A new publication from The Conference Board brings together recent research from subject experts to help guide companies […]

  • Rio+20: A Quick Guide on What to Expect (06.21.12 )

    This week Rio de Janeiro is hosting a gathering of world leaders that will mark the 20th anniversary of the first Rio Earth Summit, where governments agreed on a number of initiatives to address issues related to the environment, poverty, and equity. The first gathering, held in 1992, resulted in several high-profile documents, including Agenda […]

  • Labor Standards, Transparency, and the Global Supply Chain (05.16.12 )

    The expansion of supply chains to the far corners of the world has resulted in numerous advantages for global companies, including cost advantages, efficiencies of scale, and otherwise impossible time-to-market rates. Along with these advantages, however, reliance on third party manufacturers has also posed some challenges and risks to companies, as evidenced by the recent […]