About the Executive Director

About the Executive Director

Steven S. Mezzio, Ph.D., CPA, CISA, CISSP, FSA

Steven Mezzio is a former audit and consulting partner with the Big 4 firm PwC, and a former governance services leader, creator and co-leader of the Key Account Management Program, and a firm leadership team member for RGP (NASDAQ-RECN), a global, public company professional services firm, formerly part of Deloitte.

Steve joined the Lubin School of Business faculty in 2014. In 2017, he earned an NYU - Steinhardt School of Education PhD in Higher Education, concentrating in Business Education and Human Capital Development. In 2021, he was promoted to full-professor and he co-founded the Center for Sustainable Business.

For the past ten years Steve has been actively involved in the evolving business practice of sustainability. His diverse environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related activities include the following:


Organization Activity Role Dates
Lubin | The Business Council of NY State | Hudson RE Institute Renewable Energy Conference Panel Moderator, Future of Energy Jobs 2021
B-Corp Sistema, Ecuador | U.S. Chamber of Commerce AmCham Triple Impacto Conference Ecuador Conference Keynote Speaker - ESG and SMEs 2021
SBA - Small Business Administration Education Webinar Webinar Moderator, ESG-Small Business 2021
AAA Annual Conference American Accounting Association Ethics Symposium The "G" in ESG Panel Member 2021
Grenoble Business School - France Education Webinar Webinar Moderator - ESG-Impact Investing 2021
WCU Western Colorado University MBA Program Faculty, Sustainability Accounting Course 2019 - Present
United Nations (UN): Principles of Responsible Management Education UN Working Group Sustainability Mindset in Higher Education 2017 - Present
NY State Society CPAs ESG Committee Committee Member and Speaker 2017 - Present
Kaplan Education - Financial News Network (FNN) CPE Speaker Sustainability Reporting 2019
Columbia University Sustainability Symposium Panel Member Sustainability Reporting and 3rd Party Attestation 2018
SASB Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Member FSA Inaugural Exam Task Force Member of National Cohort that Helped Create the First SASB Certification Exam 2014 - 2017
SASB Sustainability Accounting Standards Board SASB Standards Task Force Member of National Cohort that Helped Create SASB Media Industry Standards 2012 - 2016

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New York City Campus
Pace University Lubin School of Business
One Pace Plaza
New York City, NY 10038

Steven S. Mezzio, Executive Director