Robert Strand

Executive Director, Berkeley Haas Center for Responsible Business
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Robert Strand is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and Lecturer at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. His research and teaching compares U.S. and Nordic approaches to sustainable and socially responsible business. He has more recently turned attention to contrast varieties of capitalism in the U.S. and Nordic contexts and is currently working on the book project “Sustainable Vikings.” He was a United States Fulbright Scholar to Norway.

Prior to joining academia as a professor with the Copenhagen Business School, Strand spent a decade in industry with IBM and Boston Scientific in a range of roles in manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, strategy, and investor relations. He holds a PhD in corporate social responsibility from the Copenhagen Business School, an MBA in international business from the University of Minnesota (completed at HEC-Paris), and a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin. With his wife Sarah, he is the proud parent of two wonderful boys.

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Academic Background 

PhD, Doctoral School of Organization & Management Studies, Copenhagen Business School

MBA, International Business, University of Minnesota

BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Patagonia: Driving Sustainable Innovation by Embracing Tensions

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Scandinavia: An Overview

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CSR and Beyond. A Nordic Perspective

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Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage: The Theory and Practice of Stakeholder Engagement in Scandinavia

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Strategic Leadership of Corporate Sustainability

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Awards & Honors 
  • Berkeley Haas Case of the Year Award, 2019 
  • Berkeley Haas Case of the Year Award, 2017
  • 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
Academic Background 

PhD, Doctoral School of Organization & Management Studies, Copenhagen Business School

MBA, International Business, University of Minnesota

BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Patagonia: Driving Sustainable Innovation by Embracing Tensions

VIEW

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Scandinavia: An Overview

VIEW

CSR and Beyond. A Nordic Perspective

VIEW

Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage: The Theory and Practice of Stakeholder Engagement in Scandinavia

VIEW

Strategic Leadership of Corporate Sustainability

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VIEW MORE