Christopher Carlisle

Christopher Carlisle


As a scholar on ethics, Christopher is particularly interested in ethical business and the relationship between corporations, people and ethical behavior. A founding member of the Equitable Origin Board, he has been influential in developing a corporate governing structure that reflects our values of transparency and accountability to our stakeholders.

Christopher is an Episcopal priest, college chaplain and adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His teaching includes an undergraduate service-learning course he created, “Homelessness in America,” and in partnership with Trinity Church, Wall Street, a capstone honors college course entitled, “Belief,” the first of its kind at a public state university. He has served on foundation boards and in administrative leadership positions in the church and higher education.

Christopher graduated with a B.A. with honors in Political Science and Economics from Columbia University, a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Yale University.

Expertise: Business ethics, theology