Founding Team


Michael Lenox

Samuel L. Slover Professor of Business Administration
Associate Dean and Academic Director, Batten Institute
University of Virginia

Vanessa Burbano photo

Erika Herz

Associate Director of Sustainability Programs
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia

Tima Bansal

Professor and Director, Centre for Building Sustainable Value
Executive Director, Network for Business Sustainability
University of Western Ontario


Lori Bennear

Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy
Duke University


Glen Dowell

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
Cornell University


Daniel Esty

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law & Policy
Director, Center for Business and the Environment at Yale
Yale University


Andrew Hoffman

Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise
University of Michigan

Rodolphe Durand HEC Paris

Andrew King

Professor of Business Administration
Dartmouth College

Olga Hawn

Thomas Lyon

Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce
Director, Erb Institute
University of Michigan


John Maxwell

W. George Pinnell Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Indiana University


Eric Orts

Guardsmark Professor
Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department
Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership
University of Pennsylvania


Michael Toffel

Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Faculty Fellow, Harvard Environmental Economics Program
Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Harvard University