Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Mike serves as the Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. He leads the company’s overall Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, including providing strategic direction and reporting publicly on the company’s social and environmental responsibility initiatives and programs; managing the company’s allocation of 5% pre-tax earnings into socially responsible projects; and generating increased understanding of and recognition for the company’s CSR activities, both internally and externally.
Mike serves on the Board of the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals, a nonprofit advocacy and continuing education organization that helps corporations identify and adopt best practices and provides training for contributions professionals as well as the Board of the Vermont Council on Rural Development, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Vermonters and Vermont communities develop their capacity to create a prosperous and sustainable future through coordination, collaboration, and the effective use of public and private resources.
Reflecting on being a Fellow, Mike writes that it “helped me to profoundly reconnect with the natural system in which we live and my own potential as a creative being. The result for me has been a deepening experience of a very powerful way of being in the world – a way of being that creates the space for me to show up for life differently, to connect with people differently, to ask different questions, and to generate different responses to the challenges I encounter.” He became a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow in 2005 and an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow in 2011.
Previously, Mike was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, NY, making and managing opportunistic investments in distressed financial assets from 2000 to 2004. He earned his JD, cum laude, and Master’s in Business Administration degrees at Georgetown University and his BA in History, magna cum laude, from Boston College.
Michael plays guitar, sings, writes music, snowboards, sails, meditates, gardens, and roots for the New York Yankees. He shares his home with his wife Carmen Negron-Dupee, their son Ezekiel José, Paz (a sweet yellow Labrador retriever), and Sancho (a feisty black Chihuahua).
Mike wrote an article for the Dot Earth section of the New York Times on October 9, 2012 entitled “A Coffee Seller Seeks to Cut Hunger Among Coffee Growers.”
After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffee Lands, produced by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, May 2011
What will you be in 2050?, a collaborative video featuring Fellows’ visions, October 2007
Updated October 2012.
Expertise: Agriculture and Food, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Climate Change, Families, Forestry, Poverty Eradication, Rural, Social Justice
Sector: Business, Philanthropy
Geography: East, USA, Mexico, North America, United States