Dr Mark E Meaney

Mark E. Meaney, PhD, aged 63, Scholar-In-Residence at CU Boulder in Social Responsibility and Sustainability, died June 19, 2021, while in Denver, CO. He was born November 30, 1957, in Yonkers, NY, and is survived by his wife Elyse Meaney and their three children Paul, Annabeth, and Joseph Meaney. A private family memorial was held June 30, 2021.
An obituary posted by the Leeds School of Business, titled “Leeds Mourns ‘Passionate Educator, Mentor, and Thinker’ Who Broke New Ground in Business Ethics” can be found by following this link: https://www.colorado.edu/business/news/2021/07/06/mark-meaney-obituary

10 thoughts on “Dr Mark E Meaney”

  1. My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues on the passing of a wonderful soul.
    Mark was a great shining light among the UN PRME community.
    I drew from his well of wisdom as I navigated the sustainability journey at our own University.
    The ones we love are never gone; they live within our hearts!
    Fare thee well Mark.

  2. On behalf of the university of Dubai, I express our heartfelt condolences to the family. Mark’s contributions will be remembered by us. May God provide peace and strength to the family.


  3. On behalf of everyone at ISAE Brasil, who met Marc in different opportunities around the world, we would like to express our condolences to the whole family. We are all very sorry for this loss and its trajectory will surely be remembered.
    May he rest in peace.

  4. I taught with Mark at Regis University some years ago when he was a ranked faculty member in health care ethics and I was an affiliate/adjunct instructor. Mark was also very collegial and supportive of my efforts and also when I returned to graduate school to obtain my doctorate. A wonderful man and a thoughtful scholar all rolled up into one person. To his family and friends all I can say is that as I have shared your joy in knowing Mark, now I share your sorrow in his loss.

  5. I began working with Mark in 2017 when I was a second-year undergraduate at Leeds. Interested in the idea of leveraging my business degree to make a positive impact on the world, I became a student assistant at CESR. At the time, I had no clue the future that was in store for me, but Mark always saw the best and brightest in me. Whether it was inspiring my research and guiding me to become the sustainability & business ethics scholar that I have become; introducing me to the world of teaching responsible management in higher education, and even advocating for my success as he introduced me to the United Nations. So much of my professional and personal development can be credited to the space Mark held as a mentor in my life. As I continued to work with him through CESR and subsequently in the Space & Sustainability Initiative, Mark never ceased to amaze me with his bright spirit, big ideas, and passionate nature.

    Mark’s legacy will live on in so many different ways, largely because of the passion that he poured into the development of students. To Elyse and the rest of his family, and to the many who loved Mark dearly, I extend my deepest condolences. He will be missed.

  6. I’m still trying to process the fact that Mark has passed. It was only a few months ago that he and I were working together at CU, braving the wackiness that was hybrid in-person learning! In fact, he and I were two of the first in the Fall semester to jump into the fray, teaching back-to-back early Monday and Wednesday mornings in the same classroom. We shared our war stories in-between classes on how to keep students’ attention in person and on Zoom at the same time, not to mention all the new technology we were using. By happenstance, he and I also had classes next door to one another in the Spring semester. He would give a quick wave and smile as he walked by, and I waved back. While we didn’t have a chance to chat as much, his presence in an otherwise empty building was calming. We were in many ways brothers in arms. I only wish I had gotten to know him better and sooner. I will miss him.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I heard through the UNPRME network and it’s a testimony to Mark’s connections throughout the sustainability world that I worked with him, remotely, through yet another network for sustainability. I never met him in person but even virtually, his energy, warmth, knowledge, and commitment were clear. It’s wonderful to read these other testimonials and get to know more about someone who I respected and learned from even through relatively few interactions. I appreciate all that he did and who he was. My condolences to his family.

  8. I heard about Mark’s passing through the UN PRME newsletter and it was shocking. I knew Mark through the Network for Business Sustainability workshops. He was so incredibly engaged and warm hearted. He was always there to offer a helping hand. I do not often remember people I meet only occasionally, but Mark made a lasting impact. The world was definitely better with him in it. For everyone who was touched by Mark’s warmth in some way, we are the lucky ones.

  9. Mark was special person… we met at PRME events and he always demonstrated warmth and kindness. He cared deeply about others… both individually and for the planet as a whole. My conversations with him were always fun and full of humor and that was because of him, not me! Rest in peace, my friend!

  10. I read Mark’s work almmost a decade ago, and have only just realised that he came closer to my view of Hegel through than anyone else I have read. And now it is too late to have a conversation with him. I will have to content myself with his work. Unmet, but farewell, friend.

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