Hunt Institute Fellow
Anna M. Clark is a fellow of the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at Southern Methodist University and the co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium, an interdisciplinary network of diverse stakeholders dedicated to creating an economy that works for all. In partnership with the Hunt Institute, Anna researches the intersection of corporate social responsibility (CSR), social enterprise and inclusive business. She was also a key organizer of the Institute’s Climate Extremes conference, the largest event on the issue ever to be held in Dallas.
In 2017, Anna joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as a principal, providing senior counsel in corporate affairs and CSR to industry leaders in commercial real estate, consumer products, technology and other sectors. After starting her career in management consulting with PwC and IBM, Anna founded EarthPeople Media, a sustainability communication consultancy, in 2005. Clients and strategic partners have included JCPenney, Inc., FleishmanHillard, Enablon, Gardere, Scotch Corporation, Southern Methodist University, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (Dubai), and International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of The World Bank.
An author and essayist, Anna writes the Eco-Leadership column on Greenbiz.com and has contributed to The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Dallas Morning News. She is a director for the North Texas Regional Council of USGBC Texas and a board director for The American Women’s Financial Education Foundation. She also serves as an advisor to the OpEd Project, the Little Things Matter Foundation, and Green Source DFW, which awarded her a Sustainable Leadership Award in 2016.
Anna holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Communication from Johns Hopkins University. She lives with her family in one of the first residences in Dallas to earn Platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.