Chris Laszlo, Ph.D.
Chris Laszlo, Ph.D., is the author of Sustainable Value: How the World’s Leading Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good (2008) Stanford University Press (USA) and Greenleaf Publishing (UK), and The Sustainable Company (2003, paperback, 2005) Island Press. He is a partner and co-founder of Sustainable Value Partners, a strategy consulting firm working with senior leaders in some of the world's largest companies to transform societal opportunities and risks into sources of competitive advantage.
He is currently Visiting Professor at the Case Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio, has trained thousands of Fortune 500 executives and spoken widely on "sustainability for business advantage" inside companies and at leading business schools including Case Weatherhead, Darden, Kenan-Flager, and the European business school INSEAD in the Advanced Management Seminar and CEDEP Executive Education program.
For nearly ten years, Dr. Laszlo was an executive at Lafarge S.A., a world leader in building materials, holding positions as head of strategy, general manager of a manufacturing subsidiary, and vice president of business development. Prior to that he spent five years with Deloitte & Touche, where he consulted on strategy to global industry leaders. Educated at Swarthmore College, Columbia University, and the University of Paris, Chris earned a Ph.D. in Economics and Management Science. Click here to contact Chris [at] sustainablevaluepartners [dot] com (Dr. Laszlo).