Dr. Robert Strand is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the Berkeley Haas School of Business and the Nordic Center at UC Berkeley. He is also adjunct Associate Professor with the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Robert’s research and writing compares U.S. and Nordic approaches to sustainable and socially responsible business and he compares American and Nordic varieties of capitalism with considerations toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He teaches the “Sustainable Capitalism in the Nordics?” suite of courses at UC Berkeley at the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA levels. Robert recently completed the book Sustainable Vikings: Nordics Lessons for Reimagining American Capitalism.
Prior to joining academia, Robert 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 Ph.D. in corporate social responsibility from the Copenhagen Business School, an MBA in international business from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Norway based at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). With his spouse Sarah, Robert is the proud parent of two wonderful children, Jonas and Mikkel. For more information, please visit Robert’s faculty page.