About Gregory Unruh
Dr. Gregory Unruh, noted writer, speaker and teacher in the areas of corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and innovation and technology management, is currently the Arison Group Endowed Professor of Doing Good Values at George Mason University. Unruh is dedicated to research and education that focuses on the application of fundamental human values to global business and a strong global "moral economy." Unruh was most recently an associate professor of sustainability at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. An outspoken advocate of environmental sustainability, ethics and corporate social responsibility, Unruh co-founded the Center for Eco-Intelligent Management with the renowned "green" designer William McDonough and also served as a technical reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations group that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
Before Thunderbird, Unruh was the IE Alumni Professor of Corporate Sustainability at the top ranked IE Business School in Madrid. He also served in the faculty of Columbia University through Jeffrey Sach's Earth Institute and at Tufts University's Fletcher School where he was interim director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. Prior to his academic career, he spent eight years as an environmental consultant in California and northern Mexico.
Unruh uses innovative techniques and approaches to sustainability that are unique and inspire his students to contribute and study further the sustainability field. The Sustainable Development Division is honored to recognize such an outstanding professor and individual with the first Excellence in Teaching Sustainability Award at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014 in Montreal, Canada.