David L. Levy received his doctorate from Harvard Business School and is now a Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMB). He teaches a variety of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, including Business Strategy, International Business, International Political Economy, Business and Society, and starting in 2010, Business and Climate Change. You can visit his low-tech academic home page for more information about his publications and presentations and to access his CV.
David is Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness at UMB, whose mission is “to foster a transition to a clean, sustainable, and prosperous economy.” The center engages in collaborations among businesses, universities, and policymakers to advance research and education. On Earthday 2010, David was interviewed about green jobs and business opportunities on New England Cable News.
David is frequently invited to lecture on the topic of business and climate change to policymakers, business and academic audiences. He has delivered presentations to a business forum in Berlin, a workshop of United Nations delegates in New York, and seminars at LSE, Manchester, Warwick, and MIT. The Aspen Institute recently named David the 2011 Faculty Pioneer, for demonstrating leadership in integrating social, ethical, and environmental issues into the MBA curriculum.
David has been researching and writing about climate change and business for over twelve years. He has also been examining the growth of the renewable energy business sector in the New England region, and the economic impact of a regional carbon emission trading system. A paper on carbon disclosure, co-authored with colleagues at the University of Amsterdam, was recently published in the European Accounting Review.
David has published two books on business and climate change. He co-edited with Peter Newell “The Business of Global Environmental Governance”, published by MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2005. He is also a co-editor of The Business of Climate Change. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 2005.