MBA 2013  Palo Alto, CA USA
Nature has always had a powerful, ancient appeal for Charles Baron. While growing up in Northern California, he spent as much time outdoors as possible backpacking, hunting, fishing, and biking. Read more
MBA 2013  Olympia Fields, IL USA
Lauren Burrows believes that delivering the most basic necessities – cheap, reliable energy, food and clean water – to the world’s growing and increasingly demanding population in the face of impending scarcity is the greatest challenge our generation faces. Read more
MBA 2015  Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Two years to explore and pursue professional interests—that is Natalie Deschamps’ perspective on the MBA program. Read more
Integrated reporting, according to Professor Robert Eccles, “is an explanation of a company’s financial and nonfinancial performance in the context of its strategy, which helps investors determine its ability to create value over the long term.” Read more
MBA 2012  Cumbria, U.K.
Lee Hodder was exposed to energy issues while growing up in the Middle East with family ties to the oil and gas industry. The first non-Arabic graduate of Qatar University’s College of Engineering... Read more
Faculty  Arkansas and Texas
Professor of Management Practice Joe Lassiter is inspired by small teams that dream about how to change the world. He serves as the Faculty Chair of the University-wide Harvard Innovation Lab, which he describes as “a place where students can learn how to put their ideas to use.” Read more
MBA 1948  Oslo, Norway; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Erling Lorentzen, a native of Norway, became a sustainability leader by way of his family’s shipping interests in Brazil. Settling there with his young family in 1953, Lorentzen pursued entrepreneurial ventures... Read more
MBA 2013  Moscow, Russia
With so many social, educational and ecosystem challenges in need of business solutions, Ilya Minevich says he was drawn to working on the environment because “the problems we face are on a global scale.” Read more
MBA 2012  Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Focused on energy throughout her two years at HBS, Smriti Mishra prepared herself for leadership in an innovative energy firm. Shortly after graduation, she joined EnerNOC, a pioneer in the global demand response space. Read more
MBA 2013  Boston, MA USA
Natasha Pereira-Kamath was born in India and grew up in the United States.  During her frequent trips to visit family back in India, she experienced the blackouts that are part of daily life in large Indian cities, and how people rely on back-up power generators that run on diesel fuel and emit oily, black smoke. Read more
MBA 1988  
“Since I was a little kid, I’ve loved nature,” says Carter Roberts, President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Read more
Assistant Professor George Serafeim, as part of an ongoing collaboration with Robert G. Eccles (see profile), explores how integrated reporting of financial and sustainability performance can embed material sustainability issues within both the capital allocation decisions of investors and the strategic decisions of managers. Read more
Associate Professor Michael Toffel has been interested in how companies can reduce their environmental impacts since the early 1990s. Read more
Faculty  Boston, MA, U.S.
For more than four decades, Professor Richard Vietor has been studying energy and the political process and the interactions of government and energy companies. He began his scholarly career in the context of the 1970 Clean Air Act... Read more