Mary Beth Jordan
Mary Beth Jordan provides sustainability strategy, management and communications consulting to corporate and non-profit clients. Prior to launching an independent consulting practice, she was project manager with Homrich Partners for four years where she led client engagements across multiple industries including the apparel, auto and communications sectors. Her work included assessing sustainability risks and opportunities across the value chain, and leading new product ideation projects for marketing and business development.
Prior to joining Homrich Partners, Mary Beth was manager of corporate citizenship at Mirant, a competitive energy company that produced and sold electricity in North America, the Caribbean, and the Philippines. She was responsible for managing the development of Mirant’s annual sustainability report, and she identified and helped implement policies and initiatives that fostered sustainable business practices. She also managed partnerships with environmental non-governmental organizations, and relationships with social and environmental stock indices. Mary Beth developed and managed a corporate community outreach strategy in coordination with corporate communications, human resources, and business units, which included establishment of contribution guidelines, employee giving campaigns and volunteer programs, and quarterly reporting of community giving and volunteer activities to senior management.
Prior to that Mary Beth was vice president at Navista, a public affairs firm specializing in coalition and trade association management. She contributed to new business development strategies and project proposals and provided strategic counsel to clients. While there, she served as program director of the firm’s largest client, Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI). She managed project logistics including budgets, contracts with consultants and corporate member participation. She also assisted in the development of publications and web-based resources including: Environment: Value to Business, GEMI, December 1998; Fostering Environmental Prosperity – Multinationals in Developing Countries, GEMI, February 1999; and Business and Climate Change Web Site, GEMI, March 2000. Later, when Mary Beth was with Mirant, she served as the company’s GEMI representative and chaired the GEMI Annual Conference, "Sustainability Through Strategic Partnerships" in 2003.
Mary Beth began her environmental career with the American Textile Manufacturers Institute where she covered environmental policy issues for the textile industry. Mary Beth holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Environment and Human Values from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Mary Beth lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband and two sons. In her spare time, she serves on the Board of Trustees of Cliff Valley School and The Nature Conservancy of Georgia where she chairs the development committee.