Dr. Gregory C. Unruh, Ph.D., is the Arison Professor of Values Leadership at George Mason University and an expert on sustainable business strategy. He also serves as the Sustainability Editor for the leading business journal, the MIT Sloan Management Review. An outspoken advocate of environmental sustainability and climate responsibility, Dr. Unruh has served as a technical reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the group that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US President Al Gore. He is the originator of Carbon Lock-in theory, a line of academic investigation that has received thousands of citations and spurred new lines of climate policy research around the globe.
Dr. Unruh has been recognized as a strategic partner of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); an initiative dedicated to implementing socially and environmentally responsible business practices globally. As part of his UNGC commitments, Dr. Unruh contributed to the Principles of Responsible Business Education, which he presented to UN Secretary General Bon Ki Moon at the Palais de Nations in Geneva.
Author of numerous best-selling leadership books, Dr. Unruh co-founded the Center for Eco-Intelligent Management with the renowned “green” designer William McDonough and has published his research findings in the Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post and Forbes Magazine. He regularly speaks at major international conferences including the World Economic Forum, the UN Global Compact, the Clinton Global Initiative, Sustainable Brands and the Milken International Conferences.