HBS’ Business in Global Society Fellows to research climate

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Harvard Business School’s Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society (BiGS) today announced a cohort of five visiting scholars who will focus exclusively on climate, deepening the School’s commitment to accelerating research aimed at mitigating and adapting to global climate change.

“We are delighted to welcome our second cohort of BiGS Visiting Fellows to elevate the global dialogue around how business can help mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change,” says HBS Professor Debora Spar, who leads the institute. “From Kathmandu to London to Atlanta, these scholars are working on projects with a real potential to help prevent further climate change or reduce deadly consequences.”

These five leading experts will advance research projects that range from examining how the United States can best take an inclusive approach to building electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure to figuring out ways to bolster climate resilience in vulnerable developing countries.

Slated to arrive on campus in July, the institute’s 2023 fellows will collaborate with faculty and researchers across multiple schools, initiatives, and units within Harvard. They will temporarily relocate to HBS from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Oxford University, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley, and Duke University.

I’m excited that BiGS is committed to bringing to campus five distinguished scholars who are driving innovative research and impact, and I’m confident that they will advance the work being done at Harvard,” notes HBS Professor Mike Toffel, who leads the HBS Business & Environment Initiative. “It’s especially timely this year, given the urgent need for system level changes that are necessary to address climate change.”