Leeora Black

Leeora Black is founder and managing director of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. Leeora is a globally recognised CSR and sustainability expert and has more than 30 years experience in helping organisations adapt to their changing environments.

A driving force in the field of corporate social responsibility in Australia, Leeora is known for her pioneering work on stakeholder engagement, as much as her ability to analyse and solve complex CSR and management issues.

Leeora works with senior managers and executive teams to create effective corporate and stakeholder strategies and build management capabilities. She is passionate about nurturing the development of the CSR profession and she works to transfer knowledge and skills to facilitate continuous improvement for clients and colleagues both during and after engagements.

With a background in journalism, corporate communications and advisory, Leeora undertook her doctorate in corporate social responsibility through the Department of Management at Monash University before establishing ACCSR in 2003. Her doctoral research pioneered new methods of CSR measurement, and established her reputation for application of rigorous social sciences research methods to the traditionally ‘soft’ areas of organisation-stakeholder relationship management.

Her experience spans the mining, oil and gas industries, banking, insurance and superannuation, FMCG, agribusiness, retail and consumer brands, utilities, telecommunications, renewable energy, property, automotive, transport, and government sectors.

Leeora is a Board Member of the Karma Currency Foundation, a member of the Advisory Council on Corporate Responsibility at National Australia Bank, and a member of the External Advisory Board of La Trobe Business School. Her vision is for corporate social responsibility to become integrated into business as normal operating procedure.