Professor, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Professor Gail Whiteman is Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, and founder of Arctic Basecamp, a unique science-solutions outreach platform held annual alongside the World Economic Forum’s meeting at Davos. She is an expert on global risk from sustainability challenges, and is an invited speaker and regular contributor to the World Economic Forum. Her research utilises organisation theory on knowledge to analyse how a range of actors (companies, civil society, and local communities) make sense of ecological change and risk, and how these actors transform and build resilience across scales given environmental pressures and social inequities. Professor Whiteman is also the Professor-in-Residence at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and was actively involved in building science-based targets including those for a future low-carbon economy. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Ecology & Society, and Nature, etc.