Marcy Murninghan

Since 1983 Marcy Murninghan has worked on the integration of civic moral values into corporate and capital decision making, as a scholar, author, educator, and entrepreneur. Currently, she is developing a model for greater investor accountability, via digital tools, to local, regional, national, and international priorities via a Civic Stewardship League, aimed at tax-exempt institutional investors. She is co-founder and editor of The Murninghan Post and founding president of The Lighthouse Investment Group (1987), which provides consultation and analysis on values-based fiduciary duty, stewardship, and corporate responsibility issues. Marcy serves on both the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). She has provided strategic policy and program advice, along with white papers, to many groups, including: SASB (designing a blueprint for the SASB Institute); Harvard’s Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative; Harvard Law School’s Islamic Finance Project; the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); Ceres; the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR); AccountAbility; KLD Research & Analytics; the Council on Foundations (on ethics in philanthropy, and integrating civic moral values into investment policy and practice); the Ford Foundation (on equity ownership for South African trade unions), The Boston Foundation (crafting the nation’s first community foundation responsible equity ownership policy), the New York State Comptroller (on the multi-billion dollar state pension fund implementation of the MacBride Principles, which involve labor practices in Northern Ireland), and numerous other organizations, including institutional investors, NGOs, and corporations. She has written extensively on these topics for various academic and mainstream publications, and taught courses and held fellowships at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Tufts University, and Babson College. She holds a doctorate from Harvard, a master’s degree from Antioch, and a bachelor’s degree from Albion College.


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