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Stuart L. Hart

Professor, Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business; University of Vermont's 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 SEMBA 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.

Previously, he was the Hans Zulliger Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise and Professor of Strategic Management at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he founded the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Base of the Pyramid Learning Laboratory. He also taught corporate strategy at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and was the Founding Director of the Corporate Environmental Management Program (CEMP), now the Erb Institute’s Dual Master’s Program.

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.

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Telecom Transformed: How Telenor's Move into Bangladesh Unlocked the Company's Future
This case contains a rich description of one company’s experience in international expansion, beginning in the 1990s and continuing to the present. It focuses on how Telenor’s early experience bringing…
Publication Date: 11/20/2018 Product ID: 2-794-372
Iqbal Quadir on Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Getting to the Root of the Problem
This case traces the evolution and development of Iqbal Quadir’s entrepreneurial efforts from his childhood in Bangladesh to his experiences in the United States both as a student and later…
Publication Date: 03/31/2017 Product ID: 8-531-081
Monsanto Company (Spanish): Búsqueda de Sostenibilidad (A)
Este caso explora la estrategia de negocios de la empresa Monsanto siguiendo principios de sostenibilidad y su consiguiente transicion de productor de quimicos a una gran compañia de “ciencias de…
Publication Date: 06/28/2010 Product ID: 1-429-093
Monsanto Company (Spanish): Búsqueda de Sostenibilidad (B)
Después de dos años de controversia en relación a sus cultivos genéticamente modificados y sus futuros planes de biotecnología en agricultura, Monsanto se enfrenta con el fracaso de una fusion…
Publication Date: 06/23/2010 Product ID: 1-429-094
SC Johnson and the Greenlist Opportunity
SC Johnson, a leading consumer products goods company, developed a patented process, Greenlist, to assess the environmental impact of its raw materials. The case study takes the reader through SC…
Publication Date: 05/29/2009 Product ID: 1-428-778
TerraCycle: Turning Trash into Cash
TerraCycle was founded in 2002 by Tom Szaky, a 20-year-old Princeton University dropout. The company’s flagship product, TerraCycle Plant Food, is liquefied worm poop made from worm-processed organic waste and…
Publication Date: 04/29/2009 Product ID: 1-429-176
Deja Shoe (A): Creating the Environmental Footwear Company
Long-time environment and recycling supporter Julie Lewis thought that she had struck green gold when she partnered with Nike and Avia executives to create Deja Shoe, an environmental footwear company.…
Publication Date: 09/09/2008 Product ID: 1-428-670
Monsanto Company (A): Quest For Sustainability
This case explores Monsanto’s sustainability-based strategy and subsequent transition from a chemical company to a giant in the life sciences, particularly in the area of biotechnology. There are five sections…
Publication Date: 09/09/2008 Product ID: 1-428-688
Deja Shoe (B): Product Launch
Deja Shoe (B) provides a follow-up to the scenario presented in Deja Shoe (A). Part B follows Lewis and her team through Deja Shoe’s product launch across mainstream and green…
Publication Date: 09/09/2008 Product ID: 1-428-671
Monsanto Company (B): Quest For Sustainability
Following two years of sustained controversy over its genetically modified crops and its plans for the future of biotechnology in agriculture, Monsanto must face the significant failure of a planned…
Publication Date: 09/09/2008 Product ID: 1-428-689

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