The Knight Management Center

Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability

Humanity is facing a number of fundamental and existential environmental challenges. Researchers worldwide, and from across the full spectrum of human knowledge, are working to understand these challenges so that humanity can mitigate and adapt to them.

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Hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, the Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability Research Conference Series is designed to elevate cutting-edge research pertinent to environmental sustainability and to enhance dialogue among researchers, and between researchers and those who put knowledge into practice. The knowledge featured at each conference will be made available widely, both through academic and general-audience outlets.


December 2–3, 2022

Due to scheduling conflicts, we had to cancel our conference to address approaches to the analysis of human-natural systems that incorporate a range of biophysical and human behavioral elements.

December 14–15, 2022

The conference will focus on the emerging practice of global corporations to disclose their current and/or intended future greenhouse gas emissions.

April 7–8, 2023

Environmental justice scholarship is imperative to develop the knowledge needed to create just ethical, and resilient solutions for sustainability for the world’s most challenging social-environmental problems.

April 14–15, 2023

This conference will bring together climate scientists and engineers from academia, government, and the private sector, as well as scholars who use climate science to inform policy and decision-making.

May 17–18, 2023

This conference is designed to facilitate dialogue, knowledge exchange, and collaboration to create a sustainable toolkit to cultivate positive habits for our future and a sense of shared prosperity.

Scientific Committee

The General Atlantic Professor
Marketing (Human Behavior)
The Thomas M. Siebel Professor of Business Leadership, Strategy, and Organizations
Organizational Behavior (Macro)
The Walter and Elise Haas Professor of Political Economics and Organizations
Political Economy
UPS Foundation Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor, Earth System Science
Sustainable Development
The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance
Professor, Earth System Science
Environment and Ecosystems
The John H. Scully Professor in Cross-Cultural Management and Professor of Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior (Micro)
The John G. McCoy-Banc One Corporation Professor of Marketing
Marketing (Markets)
Associate Professor of Operations, Information & Technology
Operations, Information, and Technology
Professor, Geophysics
Professor, Geological Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Ecologist and Conservation Biologist
Fred H. Merrill Professor of Economics
The Robert K. Jaedicke Professor of Accounting
Professor, Energy Resources Engineering
Energy Resources Engineering