Charles Orgbon III, is a Consultant within Deloitte’s Risk ＆ Financial Advisory Services, where he specializes in environmental liability. Charles develops enterprise solutions for his Fortune 500 and public sector clients that improve business processes, maximize revenue, manage costs, address risks, strengthen relationships, and boost performance while also mitigating social and environmental impacts.
In this episode, recorded in 2019, Mr. Orgbon discusses the importance of “job-crafting our perceptions,” of working from within large organizations to make change, and of the myriad opportunities we have to cultivate a culture of stewardship and sustainability through our places of work. Working through vehicles such as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and NASDAQ’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework, Mr. Orgbon articulates the competitive advantage increasingly garnered by businesses focused on corporate social responsibility, and that change-making within such a context is key to happiness and satisfaction with one’s work.
Before joining Deloitte, Charles gained almost a decade of non-profit management and leadership experience with various environmental, philanthropy and youth volunteerism organizations. For example, Charles developed and led Greening Forward from 2008 to 2017, which became and continues to be a leading organization in the United States that’s devoted to training and funding student environmental leaders, ages 5-25. Leveraging this experience, Charles also served as a strategy consultant for numerous government agencies, foundations, and non-profits.
Charles’s work in the sustainability and non-profit leadership space is validated by over 31 local, national, and international awards, five book mentions, and over 100 speaking engagements since 2010.
He is currently writing a young adult memoir, “My Name Isn’t Charlie,” about his intersectional identity as a queer, black man. You can follow his journal at: charlesorgbon.com.