Articles by Mark McElroy

About Mark McElroy

Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D. is the founding director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations, a 501(c)(3) in Vermont dedicated to reform in the ways organizations and other human social systems measure, manage and report their performance. Dr. McElroy is otherwise best known for his development of Context-Based Sustainability and his co-development of the MultiCapital Scorecard, a context-based triple bottom line accounting method. He can be reached at mmcelroy@vermontel.net.

Certified Sustainability Zones and Why We Need Them

In order to encourage municipalities and other political domains to reform the prevailing ways in which they assess their own performance, we created the Certified Sustainability Zone (CSZ) program. As explained on our website, a CSZ is a town, city or other political domain that has been formally recognized for its commitment to sustainability and its inhabitants’ use of cutting-edge, triple-bottom-line accounting tools – context-based tools, in particular.