Lucille Pilling

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategist


Dr. Lucille B. Pilling is a corporate social responsibility strategist with expertise in corporate sustainability and global public health. She was appointed Health Initiative Director with the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in August 2009. Prior to joining CCA, Dr. Pilling ran her own consulting firm, Pilling and Associates, where she collaborated with corporations, non-profits, and environmental organizations to develop and implement CSR business, marketing, and communication strategies. Recent clients include: Africare, the Association of Corporate Contribution Professionals, LIMRA, Henry Schein Inc., Tunnell Consulting Government Services, The Green Standard, Business Council for International Understanding, John Snow Inc., and JHPIEGO.

Dr. Pilling teaches graduate courses in global public policy and management and CSR at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Her research is on the management of public-private partnerships and the metrics of CSR; Pilling's book, Global Health Alliance: Lessons Learned was published in 2007. An article on the integration of brand and social responsibility will be published in 2009.

Dr. Pilling served as vice president for International Programs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and as senior program officer at Columbia University, where she supervised a $50 million Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative. She managed public health programs in Africa and Latin America for 13 years (Ghana, Kenya, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Zimbabwe) and provided short-term technical assistance in Liberia, Thailand, the Philippines, Romania, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Haiti.

Before moving to Africa, Pilling worked in the private sector, in pharmaceutical advertising for Kallir, Philips, Ross and in international marketing for Avon, Inc. Pilling earned both an Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership and an MPH from Columbia University. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BS in nursing.

Featured Work

OCT 1, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Six Models for Brand-CSR Integration

Integrating CSR and brand development can be daunting without a road map. This analysis identifies six models that companies can readily replicate in their own ...