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.