Founder, Collective Responsibility; Adjunct Professor of Sustainability, China Europe International Business School
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 10 years working in Asia to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step. Acting as a catalyst for sustainability, to bring about changes in leadership and business models, and to recalibrate old models so that new opportunities can be captured, Brubaker's work is centered around building foundations of knowledge, understanding core issues, and engaging stakeholders.
Currently, as managing director of Collective Responsibility and a visiting professor of sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Brubaker is focused on building platforms that promote long-term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country's economic growth accelerates.
To date, Brubaker has overseen the development and execution of more than 200 projects focused on social, environmental, and economic challenges in Asia.
Brubaker frequently speaks on issues of social innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and leadership. He has been interviewed by more than 50 media outlets, including: CNN, CNBC, BBC, New York Times, Financial Times, China Economic Review, Inc., Fast Company, and International Herald Tribune.
He also served as vice chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee with the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai for three consecutive years.
Brubaker holds a master's degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
You can follow him on Twitter at @chinacsr.
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Last Updated: Nov 13, 2013