Jeffrey Hittner

Your Project X; Carnegie New Leader

Jeff Hittner is founder of Your Project X and former deputy chair and director of research at the Corporate EcoForum, an invitation-only organization dedicated to facilitating sustainability best practice exchanges among influential executives of Global 500 companies.

Prior to this, Hittner led the Corporate Social Responsibility consulting practice for IBM Global Business Services. In addition to his role consulting with clients on the integration of sustainability into core business strategy, he developed IBM's thought leadership on the topic, acting as a key media spokesman quoted in more than 200 news and feature articles worldwide and publishing byline articles in Forbes, Businessweek, Environmental Leader, GreenBiz, Boardmember, and other publications.

Hittner has more than ten years of experience as an entrepreneur, teacher, and business strategist.

He is chairperson of the Carnegie New Leaders Program at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Featured Work

MAY 12, 2011 Podcast

Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right

Through experiential exercises that act as rehearsals, we can learn to how to act on our values in real-life situations, says Mary Gentile. She shares ...

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SEP 23, 2010 Article

Sustainability: An Engine for Growth

"Sustainability is changing the way businesses think about innovation—with customers, partners, and within organizations themselves," writes Corporate EcoForum's Jeffrey Hittner.

SEP 20, 2010 Podcast

Forty Years After Friedman: What is the Proper Role of Business in Society?

In 1970 Milton Friedman published an article entitled "The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its Profits." In light of current business problems, such as ...

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JUN 9, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Information Gaps Hinder CSR Achievement

IBM recently completed its second annual survey of senior executives from around the world on the importance of green and sustainability issues to their corporate ...

JUL 22, 2008 Podcast

Devin Stewart Interviews Jeff Hittner of IBM

Jeff Hittner, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leader for the IBM Global Business Services, gives examples of how CSR is not a company expense or philanthropic ...