Lindsay Clinton

Tomorrow’s leaders will harness the competitive spirit of capitalism and the hope and creativity of social entrepreneurship.

Based in New York, Lindsay’s consulting portfolio includes companies within the food, finance and technology sectors across the themes of business model innovation and social impact. Her research and thought leadership focus on the potential of business to create social benefit and the role of the private sector in advancing sustainable development.

Lindsay leads SustainAbility’s thought leadership on business model innovation, producing the research series Model Behavior, focused on mapping the landscape of and building the case for business model shifts that bring positive societal, economic and environmental benefit.

Previously, Lindsay led The Regeneration Roadmap, a collaborative project aimed at outlining a path for business to help advance the sustainable development agenda. Lindsay served as lead author on the white papers Down to Business and Unfinished Business and she curated Regeneration Salons in five cities around the world.

Lindsay has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company and GOOD Magazine. She is a frequent panelist and moderator at conferences focused on social enterprise, impact investing and business innovation.

Prior to joining SustainAbility, Lindsay worked at Intellecap, a social development consultancy in Mumbai, where she founded a magazine on social enterprise, Beyond Profit. There, she managed research initiatives focused on the social enterprise landscape, the growth of microfinance and trends in South Asian urbanization.

  • University of Virginia, BA English Literature
Personal Interests
Iyengar yoga, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, India and spending time with family
  • English
    Intermediate Spanish
    Beginner Hindi


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