Lane Jost

Title:
Senior Advisor

Lane is an expert in both corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate sustainability having held leadership roles over the last 10 years in the consulting, financial services and food service industries.  He currently serves as part of PwC’s national Responsible Business Leadership team helping the firm and its clients leverage human capital capacity to drive social impact. In addition to the seven years he has spent 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, successfully leading to an upgrade in the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating. He also helped develop the first sustainability and performance strategy at Sodexo USA, across the food service and facilities management firm’s North American footprint.   He has been involved in a number or projects, as an investor and as a buyer, that have involved early stage social entreprises spanning sustainability and ed/tech verticals.  He regularly advises start ups on client acquisition strategies and has served as an adviser to a myriad of early stage impact-driven companies. Prior to working in the corporate world, Lane was an entrepreneur and a marketing/PR professional. He has a Master’s in International Development Economics from UC San Diego and a Bachelor’s in International Studies from Kenyon College.