Lecturer | Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business
Center for Responsible Business | Sustainability

Leading expert on Nordic sustainable business and Nordic capitalism


Robert Strand is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and Lecturer at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. He is also Executive Director of the Nordic Center at UC Berkeley. His research and teaching compares U.S. and Nordic approaches to sustainable and socially responsible business. Strand teaches the suite of courses “Sustainable Capitalism in the Nordics?” at Haas that leverages his forthcoming book “Nordic Capitalism: Lessons for Realizing Sustainable Capitalism.”

Prior to joining Haas, he was a professor with the Copenhagen Business School, and had previously 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, and a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He was a United States Fulbright Scholar to Norway. With his spouse Sarah, he is the proud parent of two wonderful children, Jonas and Mikkel.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Nordic Sustainable Business
  • Nordic Capitalism
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)