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Media Fellow Alumni: 2016-Global


MARC GUNTHER - Boehm Media Fellow

Title/Company: Creative Director/Founder, Fancy

Based In: Bethesda, MD, USA

Geographic Focus: Global

Areas of Expertise: Effectiveness of nonprofits and foundations, global poverty, corporate sustainability



(All biographical info is from 2016. For latest bio, please visit Fellow’s website, LinkedIn, or other social media profiles).

Marc Gunther is a veteran journalist, speaker, and writer who reported on business and sustainability for many years. Since March 2015, he has been writing about foundations, nonprofits and global development on his blog, Nonprofit Chronicles.

Marc was editor at large of Guardian Sustainable Business US from 2012 through 2015. He was a senior writer at FORTUNE magazine from 1996 through 2008. He wrote cover stories for FORTUNE about the greening of Wal-Mart; about BYD, the Chinese electric car company backed by Warren Buffett; about Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and the 2008 financial crisis; and about spirituality in the workplace. He has also written about CEO Jeff Immelt’s efforts to reshape the values of General Electric, the business of carbon finance, the rise of corporate social responsibility, the zero-waste movement, genetically modified rice, environmental activism, and gay rights in corporate America.

Before joining FORTUNE in 1996, Marc worked for more than 20 years for newspapers including The Paterson (N.J.) News, The Hartford Courant, The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press. He has also contributed to The Washington Post and New York Times, and been a guest on NBC, CNN and NPR.

Marc is the author or co-author of four books, including Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business (Crown 2004). His latest book, Suck It Up: How capturing carbon from the air can help solve the climate crisis, was published in 2012 as an Amazon Kindle Single.

About a year ago, Marc turned his attention as a reporter to foundations, nonprofits and global poverty. His particular interest is in reporting on the effectiveness of nonprofits, and with the use of data and feedback looks to improve what they do. His hope is that more resources will flow to those organizations that can demonstrate their impact.

Marc has a B.A. from Yale. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Karen Schneider, who is vice president of communications at the National Women’s Law Center. He spent six years on the board of Net Impact, an organization of students and young professionals who want to use their business skills to solve social and environmental problems.

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