A Harvard Business Professor and one of the top 10 most popular authors out of over 12,000 business authors on the Social Science Research Network – George Serafim leads the way in making ESG and sustainability relevant to business.
George is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he co-leads the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project and the Climate and Sustainability Impact AI Lab. He is currently teaching the course "Risks, Opportunities and Investments in an Era of Climate Change" that he designed for the elective curriculum of the MBA program and the course "Financial Reporting and Control" in the required MBA curriculum. He has presented his research in over 60 countries around the world. His book "Purpose and Profit: How Business Can Lift Up the World" was published in summer of 2022 and explores the challenges and opportunities in building and sustaining profitable purpose-driven organizations that have a measurable positive impact on society.
Professor Serafeim’s research increasingly focuses on the intersection between the sustainability and the digital transformation. Over the years his research has span four main areas: business strategies in the context of climate change transition risk and opportunities, measuring and analyzing purpose inside organizations, ESG data analytics and strategies, and the role of leadership and governance in corporate scandals and misconduct. His work is widely cited and has been published in prestigious academic and practitioner journals, such as Management Science, The Accounting Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Organization Science, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Review of Accounting Studies, Financial Analysts Journal, and Harvard Business Review. His research is regularly cited in the media, including The New York Times, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Economist, BBC, Le Monde, Washington Post, and NPR.