Anson Knausenberger

Anson works with BSR’s sustainability management team to advise multinational companies across a range of industries on integrating effective sustainability strategy and management practices into business operations.

He brings over a decade of experience across the US, Middle East, Africa, and Europe as an operator and strategist, where he built field teams, partnerships, technical architecture, processes, and procedures, as well as synthesized data and structured approaches to model, measure, and transform product and service potential. Prior to joining BSR, Anson founded two social enterprises to help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities and risks to growth in underserved, emerging markets with the right tools. Anson recently led sustainability practices at the largest aquaculture firm in Africa, which included pioneering a grain sourcing operation with full-cycle partnership support and executing impact and materiality assessments and analysis. He started his career managing international development and humanitarian aid programs in the West Bank and Gaza.

Anson holds a Master’s in Population and Development from the London School of Economics and a BA in Government and Politics, with minors in International Development, Conflict Management, and Arabic from the University of Maryland, College Park.