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.

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.


Nov 11–12, 2022

In this conference we will explore the roles that corporations, financial markets and innovations in finance might play in meeting sustainability challenges.

Nov 18–19, 2022

The first Stanford Oceans conference will discuss technologies that can transform management by governments and communities, engage business, and help catalyze sustainability and accountability at scale.

December 2–3, 2022

This conference seeks to examine how coupled human-natural systems impact water and food security, biodiversity, carbon storage and greenhouse gas dynamics, and disease vectors, among others.

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.

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
PS Foundation Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor, Earth System Science
Sustainable Development
Professor, Earth System Science
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
The Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance
Professor, Energy Resources Engineering
Energy Resources Engineering