Thomas Gladwin

Thomas Gladwin

  • Professor Emeritus of Sustainable Enterprise
  • Professor Emeritus of Strategy
  • PhD University of Michigan 1975
  • MBA University of Michigan 1971
  • BA University of Delaware 1970

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Thomas Gladwin’s current and future research centers on establishing and promulgating a science of sustainable enterprise, a new transdisciplinary field addressing relationships among ecosystems, social systems, economic systems and organizational systems. Ongoing research topics include transformational leadership for sustainable development, standards and metrics of sustainable business, biomimetic design of industrial organizations, sustainable cognition and ecological design intelligence, socially and environmentally sustainable economic globalization, business impact on biodiversity, sustainable mobility, corporate responses to global climate change, and understanding human organizations as living systems.

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Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World

Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World
Yvo de Boer, Barend van Bergen, Thomas Lyon, Tom Gladwin, et al.

In this report, KPMG International's network of firms analyzes a system of 10 sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years. These forces do not act alone in predictable ways. They are interconnected. They interact. It is important for business leaders to understand this system of forces; assess the implications for their own organizations; and devise strategies for managing the risks and harnessing the opportunities....

Tom Lyon

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