Governance & Finance Chair
Pronouns: He / him
Current Position: Principal for MMercer Consulting
Since 1985, Mike has held leadership roles within Portland’s non-profit community working in the sectors of health, social impact, housing, early childhood development and sustainability to develop and deliver on a broad systems view. Mike is principal for MMercer Consulting with a focus on supporting B Corps, aspiring B Corps, engaging business leaders in state climate policy and helping shift organizational culture. Local B Corp companies, Stoller Family Estates, Chehalem, Brew Dr Kombucha and Brink Communications have also worked with Mike in support of their B Corp Certification and sustainability efforts. Prior to launching his consulting practice, as Executive Director of the NW Earth Institute, Mike and team inspired more than 170,000 citizens to act for a positive, sustainable future and engaged numerous Fortune 1,000 companies, such as Bank of America, Comerica Bank and MetLife, fostering employee engagement and environmental/social impact.
He has a strong understanding of and applied experience in behavior change, leadership development, environmental, social and economic sustainability, strategic planning and non-profit management. Mike is a long time member of the Portland Rotary Club and board member for B Local PDX. Mike loves the outdoors as experienced through daily bike commutes, kayaking, backpacking and exploring the remote parts of Oregon.
Favorite thing about the B Corp Community:
It's a grand experiment focused on evolving capitalism to support a healthy people and planet for the long term. And, what's not to like about a community that is motivated by love vs fear.
Best book you read in 2018:
Thunder In the Mountains. Story of Chief Joseph and General Howard. I appreciated this well told story for a couple reasons. It has become a sense of place story that I feel intimately connected to and increasingly so. The story as it unfolded was a tragic one on so many fronts, with no "winners" among the protagonists.
One thing people probably don’t know about you:
I share a 168 sq ft tiny home with my partner. We love it, but not recommended for everyone.