Matthew Welch portrait

Matthew Welch

Chief Operating Officer

San Francisco

Matthew helps to scale BSR and its impact through translating strategy into implementation, overseeing delivery of the work, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Matthew has a long history of leading and growing mission-driven enterprises. Prior to BSR, he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the Value Reporting Foundation, which pioneered sustainability disclosure standards for the capital markets. Before that, he held COO and senior operating roles at a mix of nonprofit and for-profit organizations in education and health care, where he built products and launched businesses as well as overseeing their operations.

Matthew holds a BA from Grinnell College and a MPA in management and public policy from Columbia University. He speaks Spanish and English and has lived and worked in the US, Spain, and Latin America.