Lane Jost

Senior Advisor
Lane Jost, is Head of ESG Advisory US, Edelman Smithfield

Lane is a seasoned ESG executive having held leadership roles over the last 15 years in the facilities management, financial services and consulting industries. Prior to joining Edelman Smithfield, he had senior roles on PwC’s national Responsible Business Leadership team helping the firm and its clients drive ESG strategy from creation to performance.  Lane was part of the team that formed PwC’s commitment to combat systemic racism as well as the firm’s global net zero strategy. In addition to his time at PwC and the PwC Charitable Foundation, Lane has been the Director of Philanthropy and CSR at Santander US, where he led the Bank’s $10M annual grants portfolio, and helped develop the first sustainability strategy at Sodexo USA, across the food service and facilities management firm’s North American footprint. He has designed ESG and CSR strategies for a wide range of clients, including global firms across service and manufacturing industry segments, including healthcare services and medical devices. ​ Lane is active in impact investing, serving as an advisor and mentor to early-stage enterprises.​ ​He has a Master’s in International Development Economics from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego and a Bachelor’s in International Studies from Kenyon College.