Phillip Clawson


Managing Director



Phil is a catalytic Corporate Responsibility (CR) executive with 20-year track record of creating innovative social, environmental, and business solutions to amplify ROI for people, planet, and profit. Phil is adept at engaging and activating key stakeholders to drive societal impact and measurable business value. He is a collaborative builder of compelling CR stories that drive social and environmental change and support brand, reputation, talent recruitment/retention, productivity, sales, stakeholder relationships, and efficiency.

Phil recently founded CSR Lab, a boutique Sustainability and Responsibility consultancy.

From 2013 through 2016, Phil was the Assistant Vice President of Community Responsibility for Fortune 100 financial services firm MassMutual Financial Group. In this role he collaboratively led Corporate Responsibility helping manage an 11-person team and $20M CR budget. Phil helped set strategic direction and built innovative national and local programs, including MassMutual’s signature FutureSmart program, reinventing financial education and moving the needle on financial capability by leveraging innovative, gamified, digital, school-based courses to impact the financial capability of 2M students by 2020.

From 2002 through 2013, Phil was the founder and managing director of Community Matters Group, a corporate responsibility consulting firm. Prior to that, Phil was the director of Andersen’s community involvement for the Northeast US where he was able to quadruple their philanthropy and increase volunteer hours tenfold. Before that, Phil worked for John Hancock Signature Services, where he successfully made the business case for a policy granting paid time-off for volunteerism.

Phil did his undergraduate work at Hampshire College and received his Graduate Certificate in Management from Harvard University.

Throughout his career, Phil has received numerous awards and has spoken at various business schools, national and international corporate responsibility conferences.

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