Eileen Kohl Kaufman ’66
Executive Director, Social Accountability International

Eileen Kohl Kaufman
Eileen Kaufman serves as executive director of Social Accountability International.

She has held this position since SAI was incorporated in 1997. Prior to joining SAI, she was director of strategic planning at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, a strategic planner at the NYC Department of Design and Construction, and a financial planner at the NYC Water Board. She worked at the Council on Economic Priorities at CEP's inception, co-authoring Paper Profits, an analysis of paper mill pollution and its control.

Kaufman is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she earned a B.A. in economics. She also holds an M.A. in economics and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University. She participates in the work of the Steering Committee for the Business Principles for Countering Bribery and also in the work of two UN Global Compact working groups—on human rights and supply chain sustainability. She's also co-authored two recent publications on implementation of labor standards: From Principles to Practice: The Role of SA8000 in Implementing the UN Global Compact, and From Words to Action: A Business Case for Implementing Workplace Standards.