Dane Smith is a Managing Director in the Washington, D.C. office of FSG, a social impact consulting firm founded by Professor Michael Porter and Mark Kramer. Dane leads FSG’s corporate practice and has over 25 years of experience advising private and public sector leaders on business strategy. He has particular expertise in helping companies develop purpose-led strategies that increase profitability and social impact. He has recently consulted with Walmart, Prudential, Cemex, Suzano, Humana, HCA, and UPS on their Shared Value, CSR, and equity strategies. Dane has advised cabinet ministers and heads of state in Latin America and Eastern Europe on strengthening their economies and attracting more foreign investment. He has launched National Competitiveness Councils and more than ten industry clusters. He frequently speaks at international conferences on Shared Value and Collective Impact. His writing has been featured in publications including The Guardian and Forbes. He is co-author with Mark Kramer of “Shared Value,” a chapter in Strategy and Competitiveness in Latin American Markets (Edward Elgar Publishing).He is lead author of FSG white papers on “Shared Value in the Extractives Industries,” “Shared Value in Banking,” and “Shared Value in Chile,” and has written multiple case studies of Shared Value and purpose strategies.
Prior to joining FSG, Dane worked for 15 years in strategy consulting at Monitor, the OTF Group, and Gallup. Dane received his B.A. with honors from Harvard. Dane also received his M.B.A. from Wharton and an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.