windmills and solar energy panels representing sustainable businesses

About the Director

professor Steven Mezzio, director of the Center for Sustainable Business

About Steven Mezzio

Steven Mezzio, PhD, CPA, CISA, CISSP, FSA 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 associate dean, and he co-founded the Center for Sustainable Business.

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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:


  • Lubin School of Business | The Business Council of NY State | Hudson RE Institute Renewable Energy Conference
  • Panel Moderator, Future of Energy Jobs


  • B-Corp Sistema, Ecuador | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • AmCham Triple Impacto Conference Ecuador Conference
  • Keynote Speaker - ESG and SMEs


  • SBA - Small Business Administration
  • Ethics Symposium
  • The "G" in ESG Panel Member


  • AAA Annual Conference American Accounting Association
  • Education Webinar
  • Webinar Moderator, ESG-Small Business


  • Grenoble Business School - France
  • Education Webinar
  • Webinar Moderator - ESG-Impact Investing

2019 - Present

  • 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

2019 - Present

  • NY State Society CPAs
  • ESG Committee
  • Committee Member and Speaker


  • Kaplan Education - Financial News Network (FNN)
  • CPE
  • Speaker Sustainability Reporting


  • Columbia University Sustainability Symposium
  • Panel Member
  • Sustainability Reporting and 3rd Party Attestation

2014 - 2017

  • SASB Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Member
  • FSA Inaugural Exam Task Force
  • Member of National Cohort that helped create the first SASB Certification Exam

2012 - 2016

  • SASB Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • SASB Standards Task Force
  • Member of National Cohort that helped create SASB Media industry standards