SSE welcomes Professor Tensie Whelan to Stockholm
Tensie Whelan, Professor of Business and Society and Director of the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU Stern School of Business is currently visiting Stockholm School of Economics. The Global Challenges Program team and Misum at Stockholm School of Economics reached out to her some time ago and initiated the visit.
She will be holding a full-day session for students enrolled in the Global Challenges Program at SSE on February 3rd, as part of the second course in the program - Doing. The focus will be on "the business case for sustainability" and the students will learn how a number of corporations work with sustainability and the results they have achieved. They will discuss various methods at hand to analyze and find innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.
Professor Whelan will also hold a lecture for the students enrolled in the CEMS program and will share thoughts on her current research and work during her visit.
Earlier this week she participated in a seminar organized by Misum and spoke about her research, presented in the Harvard Business Review article "The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability" (co-authored by Carly Flink).
Professor Tensie Whelan has been working in the environmental field for more than 25 years. She was formerly president of the Rainforest Alliance, a global sustainable nonprofit organization. Under her leadership, the organization grew from $4.5 million budget and 45 staff to $50 million budget and 400 staff, recruited approximately 4,000 companies and nearly 5 million producers and their families in more than 60 countries, helping them to improve how they interact with the environment.
In January 2016, she joined NYU Stern to establish and lead the Center for Sustainable Business with the vision of a "better world through better business". The aim is to help both students - our future leaders - and current leaders develop their perspectives and skills to meet the global challenges confronting business and society today, quite similar to that of the Global Challenges program at SSE.