Dr. Paul Shrivastava has a unique background that combines academic scholarship and teaching with significant entrepreneurial and senior management experience. He is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Penn State University, Director of the Sustainability Institute, and Professor of Organizations at the Smeal School of Business. He is a Full Member of the Club of Rome. Before this, he served as Executive Director of Future Earth, a global research platform for environmental change and transformation to sustainability. Earlier, Paul was David O'Brien Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at Concordia University, Montreal. He also leads the UNESCO Chair on Art and Sustainable Enterprise at the ICN Business School, Nancy, France. He is an advisor to the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan, International Social Sciences Council, Paris, Future Earth, and served on the Board of Trustees of DeSales University, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Shrivastava created several entrepreneurial ventures. He was part of the management team that launched Hindustan Computer Ltd. (one of India's largest computer companies). He founded the non-profit Industrial Crisis Institute, Inc. in New York, and published the Industrial Crisis Quarterly. He founded Organization and Environment, a journal of Sage Publications. He was founding Chair of the Organizations and Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management. He was founder President and CEO of eSocrates, Inc., a knowledge management company, and Founding Executive Director of Future Earth.
Dr. Shrivastava received his Ph. D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a tenured Associate Professor of Management at NYU Stern School of Business, New York University. He served as the Howard I. Scott Chair in Management at Bucknell University. He has published 18 books and over 120 articles in refereed scholarly and professional journals and books. He has served on the editorial boards of leading management research journals. He won a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to study Japanese management at Kyoto University. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Christian Science Monitor, the Globe and Mail, and The Gazette(Montreal), on the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour.