Stuart L. Hart

Stuart L. Hart is the S.C. Johnson Chair of Sustainable Global Enterprise and professor of management at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. Before joining Cornell in 2003, he was the Hans Zulliger Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise and professor of strategic management at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he founded the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Base of the Pyramid Learning Laboratory. Previously, he taught corporate strategy at the University of Michigan Business School and was the founding director of the Corporate Environmental Management Program. Hart has published more than 50 papers, including “Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World,” which won the McKinsey Award as the best article in Harvard Business Review for 1997 and helped launch the movement for corporate sustainability. He also co-wrote The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid (with C.K. Prahalad in 2002), which provided the first articulation of how business could profitably serve the needs of the developing world. He has also authored or edited five books including his new book Capitalism at the Crossroads, which was published in 2005. In 1999, Hart was recognized as a Faculty Pioneer by the World Resources Institute for work in integrating environmental and social issues into the management education curriculum. In 2002, he received the Gerald Barrett Faculty Award by the Kenan-Flagler Business School as the faculty member who made the greatest contribution to the MBA program through teaching and service.