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Robert Strand

Executive Director
Center for Responsible Business
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Academic Status: On duty
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Ph.D., Doctoral School of Organization & Management Studies, Copenhagen Business School
MBA, International Business, University of Minnesota
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin


Positions Held

At Haas since 2014
2014 – present, Executive Director, Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business
2014 – present, Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

2012 – present, Assistant Professor of Leadership & Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School
2009 – 2012, Ph.D. Fellow, Copenhagen Business School
2006 – 2009, Principal Market Planner, Boston Scientific Corporation
2005 – 2006, U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Norway
2003 – 2005, Industrial Engineer, Boston Scientific Corporation
1999 – 2003, Industrial Engineer, IBM Corporation

Current Research and Interests

  • Nordic approaches to sustainability
  • Nordic capitalism
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Corporate governance of sustainability
  • Leadership and corporate social responsibility
  • Ethics of the corporation
  • Empathy and the corporation

Selected Papers and Publications

O’Rourke, D. & Strand, R. 2017. Patagonia: Driving Sustainable Innovation by Embracing Tensions. California Management Review, 60(1), 102-125.
Strand, R., Freeman, R.E. and Hockerts, K., 2015. Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Scandinavia: an overview. Journal of
Business Ethics, 127(1): 1-15
Strand, R. and Freeman, R.E., 2015. Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage: The theory and practice of stakeholder engagement in Scandinavia. Journal of
Business Ethics, 127(1), pp.65-85
Morsing, M. and Strand, R., 2014. CSR and Beyond. A Nordic Perspective. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 19(3): 318-322
Strand, R. 2014. Strategic Leadership of Corporate Sustainability. Journal of Business Ethics, 123(4), pp.687-706
Strand, R. 2013. The Chief Officer of Corporate Social Responsibility: a Study of Its Presence in Top Management Teams. Journal of Business
Ethics. 112(4): 721-734
Strand, R. 2011. Toward Sustainable Sustainability Learning: Lessons from a U.S. MBA study abroad program to Scandinavia. Journal of Strategic
Innovation and Sustainability. 7(2): 41-63
Strand, R. 2011. Exploring the Role of Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility: A Review. Journal of Leadership, Accountability and
Ethics. 8(4): 84-96
Strand, R. 2009. Corporate Responsibility in Scandinavian Supply Chains. Journal of Business Ethics. 85: 179-185

Strand, R. 2008. The Stakeholder Dashboard. Greener Management International: The Journal of Corporate Environmental Strategy and

Practice. 54: 23-36


  • Strategic and Sustainable Business Solutions

Honors and Awards

  • Nykredit CSR Research Talent Award, 2013
  • Society for Business Ethics Founders’ Award, 2012
  • Next Generation Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Scholar Award, 2010
  • Bush Leadership Fellow & Award, Archibald Bush Foundation, 2009-10
  • Society for Business Ethics Emerging Scholar Award, 2008
  • Net Impact Distinguished Member Award, 2008
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Norway, 2005-06

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