Marc Gunther writes about the impact of business on society. All of his work is animated by his belief that companies that make the world a better place—by serving their customers, their workers and their communities—will deliver superior results to their owners in the long run.
Marc is editor-at-large of Guardian Sustainable Business US and a contributor at FORTUNE magazine. He is the creator and co-chair of Brainstorm Green, FORTUNE’s conference about business and the environment. His book, Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business, was published by Crown Business in 2004.
Marc has written FORTUNE cover stories 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 the 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 is the author or co-author of four other books: Basepaths: From the Minor Leagues to the Majors and Beyond (Scribners, 1984; Monday Night Mayhem: The Inside Story of Monday Night Football (William Morrow, 1988) with Bill Carter; The House That Roone Built: The Inside Story of ABC News (Little Brown, 1994); and Suck It Up: How capturing carbon from the air can help solve the climate crisis (Amazon, 2012), a Kindle Single ebook. Monday Night Mayhem became a TV movie starring John Turturro as Howard Cosell that was shown on TNT.
Marc has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post and Slate, among other publications. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN and NPR. He is a skilled moderator who speaks at conferences, corporate events and colleges.
Marc serves on the board of Net Impact, a organization whose mission is to inspire, educate and equip people to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.
Marc has a B.A. from Yale. He grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, and now lives in Bethesda, Md., with his wife, Karen Schneider, a vice president at the National Women’s Law Center. They have two grown daughters, Sarah, who is associate director for programs at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and Rebecca, an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Marc enjoys reading, hiking, skiing and spending time outdoors. He is an active member of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, a dogged but slow runner who has completed 22 marathons, and an
avid rabid fan of the Washington Nationals.