Non-profit CEO driving climate and sustainability solutions through social enterprise. Advisor to nonprofit and social enterprise start-ups addressing climate and sustainability. Works at executive & board level on the convergence of ESG, Social Impact Investment, and Social Entrepreneurship. Clients include Associations, Benefit Corporations and Not-for-profits.
Deep experience in strategic planning, culture/mission, governance, ethics, training, international business development, standards, and regulations during era of significant disruption. Co-author of Digital Transformation Readiness Assessment research report and advisor to DigitalNow technology conference.
Former CEO of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) with expertise working at the executive and board level on strategic planning, culture transformation, mission expansion, governance, ethics, board training, and international business development including standards and regulation.
NACD Governance Fellow and Certified by NACD CERT in Cyber Risk Oversight for Directors.
Gregory Balestrero is co-author of Organizational Survival: Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future and a Strategic Advisor on Leadership, Sustainability & Corporate Consciousness with International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL).
He has been a global advocate for excellence in performance management and business results for over 40 years. He served as project engineer, project manager, and senior executive for several professional associations including the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and Project Management Institute (PMI). He has also served as an advisor to the National Ignition Facility (NIF), American Society for Quality (ASQ), and the Board of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF).
During his 9 years as President and CEO of PMI, Balestrero met with business and government leaders in more than 60 countries, advocating and promoting a project focus in engineering, construction, and other sectors. This exposure shaped his thinking and message, reinforcing the need for organizations to transform themselves and integrate sustainability into their own strategies and values. Through his work, Balestrero aims to help companies discover how they can change their strategies to embrace social, environmental, and ethical responsibilities while contributing to global prosperity.
He lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife, Frances, and their two dogs. When not working, he is an avid sailor, motorcyclist, and adventure traveler.
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