Stuart Hart, Professor, UVM Grossman School of Business
Stuart L. Hart is one of the world’s top authorities on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, he is “one of the founding fathers of the ‘base of the pyramid’ economic theory.” He is the Steven Grossman Endowed Chair for Sustainable Business, Professor, and Co-Director of The Sustainable Innovation MBA at the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business, S.C. Johnson Chair Emeritus in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor Emeritus of Management at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, where he founded the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise. He also serves as Distinguished Fellow at the William Davidson Institute (University of Michigan), Founder and President of Enterprise for a Sustainable World, and Founding Director of the Emergent Institute in Bangalore, India.
Professor Hart has published over 70 papers and authored or edited seven books, with over 20,000 Google Scholar citations. His work has appeared in leading scholarly journals, including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Management Science, as well as leading practitioner journals, such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Academy of Management Executive, Strategy + Business, and Foreign Affairs.
Stuart Hart has received numerous honors and awards for his work in the area of sustainable enterprise. In addition to the 1997 McKinsey Award, his 2001 paper “Do Corporate Global Environmental Standards Create or Destroy Market Value?” (with G. Dowell and B. Yeung) won the Moskowitz Prize for outstanding research in the field of socially responsible investing. In addition, he was recognized as a “Faculty Pioneer” by the World Resources Institute in 1999 for his work in integrating environmental and social issues into the management education curriculum. In 2002, he won the Gerald R. Barrett Award as the faculty member who contributed the most to the MBA Program at UNC through his scholarship, teaching, and service.
He has served as consultant, adviser, or management educator for dozens of corporations and organizations including Dupont, S. C. Johnson, General Electric, Baxter Healthcare, Wal Mart, the World Economic Forum, and the Clinton Global Initiative. He is an internationally recognized speaker and has delivered hundreds of keynote addresses on the topic of sustainable business around the world.
Stuart Hart earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester (General Science), master’s degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Environmental Management), and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (Planning and Strategy).
Matt Mayberry, Founder and Principal, WholeWorks
Matt Mayberry is Founder and Principal of WholeWorks, a consulting firm specializing in simulation-based leadership development. For over two decades, WholeWorks’ leadership “practice fields” have provided thousands of business managers across a wide range of industries with a safe and realistic environment for building their capabilities. Matt has developed and delivered award-winning leadership programs around the globe for leading firms that include: Dow Corning, Nike, Wendy’s, British Columbia Ferry Services, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Today Matt uses this approach to help organizations accelerate change and improve their triple-bottom-line performance: financial, social, and environmental.
Matt received his Ph.D. in physics from M.I.T. and his MBA from Stanford. He worked for Silicon Graphics (SGI), where he led a successful process reengineering effort, and for High Performance Systems (now isee systems), where he trained organizations in systems thinking and modeling. From 2010 to 2015, Matt served on the faculty of Green Mountain College, and was appointed to the first endowed chair in the College’s history. Matt has taught numerous courses in sustainable business at the undergraduate and MBA level, including Systems Tools for the Sustainable Enterprise in the UVM Grossman School’s Sustainable Innovation MBA program.