Gail Whiteman

Professor of Sustainability, University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter

Founder, Arctic Basecamp at Davos (2017-2020); Professor of Sustainability, University of Exeter; and Professor-in-Residence at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Research uses organization theory on knowledge to analyse how a range of actors (companies, civil society, and local communities) make sense of ecological change and global risk, and how these actors transform and build resilience across scales given environmental pressures and social inequities. Professor-in-Residence, World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Ecology & Society, and Nature, etc. Co-Author of two Nature articles on the need to bend the global emissions curve (2017 and 2018). Contributor to the Club of Rome's Planetary Emergency Declaration and Action Plan (2019). Research aims to help organizations deal more effectively with sustainability challenges. Has led or is leading a number of large research grants related to sustainability and climate change, including the ICE-ARC research grant coordinated by the British Antarctic Survey. Also active in innovative business sustainability training and education and was the organizer of the Engaged Business Leaders’ Forum 2011.

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