The Business of the Environment: Trends and Challenges of Natural Resource Management - Garry Brewer

November 16, 2010
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PBRC Distinguished Speaker Series Presents

Dr. Garry Brewer of Yale University

“The Business of the Environment: Trends and Challenges of Natural Resource Management”

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Pauling 216 


Some topics of the lecture include:

  • How hard can ecological systems be pressed before one is confronted by thresholds and surprises?
  • What are the limitations of the “usual” MBA programs with respect to environmental problems?
  • How is management adapting to the special demands posed by environmental issues?
  • Does corporate social responsibility stand a chance?

Dr. Garry Brewer is a leader in the field of policy science with expertise in environmental management. He began his professional career at the RAND Corporation in 1970, where he was a senior staff member of the social science department. Between 1991 and 1998, he was the dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment and also a professor at the Michigan Business School. He has been the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor of Resource Policy and Management at Yale University since 2001. His primary research has been focused on assessing organizational effectiveness and building institutional capacity, especially related to conservation and environmental organizations.