Dr. Paul Shrivastava, an 11th batch alumnus of IIM Calcutta, is the Executive Director of Future Earth, a global research platform for environmental change and transformation to sustainability. He believes climate change is the central problem facing human kind. His organization coordinates a network of 50,000 scientists studying food-water-energy nexus, oceans, environment and health, urbanization, natural assets, and other challenges to sustainability. He combines scientific analysis of sustainability with arts and emotional understanding through leading the International Research Chair on Art and Sustainable Enterprise, at the ICN Business School, Nancy, France. He served as advisor on sustainability to Indian Institute of Management-Shillong, and on the Board of Trustees of DeSales University, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Paul served as the David O’Brien Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal. He was tenured Associate Professor at New York University and served as the Howard I.Scott Chair in Management at Bucknell University. A mechanical engineer from Maulana Azad NIT, Paul was awarded PGDM from IIM Calcutta, and Ph. D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He has published 18 books and over 100 articles in refereed scholarly and professional journals. He won a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to study Japanese management practices at Kyoto University.
Paul launched several entrepreneurial ventures. He was part of the management team that launched Hindustan Computer Ltd., which today is one of India’s largest computer companies. He founded the non-profit Industrial Crisis Institute, Inc. in New York, to mediate the industrial crisis between Union Carbide Corporation and the Government of India, and published the Industrial Crisis Quarterly. He founded Organization and Environment, a journal published by Sage Publications. He was the founder President and CEO of eSocrates, Inc., a knowledge management and online education company based in Allentown, PA.
A certified Triathlon Coach in USA, Paul runs triathlons, co-organized the Steelman Triathlon, and is an avid fan of Argentine Tango.
Paul Shrivastava receiving his award