Gail Whiteman

Professor of Sustainability, University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter

Professor, University of Exeter Business School & Founder, Arctic Basecamp at Davos (2017-2020); Professor of Sustainability, University of Exeter. She is a contributor to the World Economic Forum's Agenda and past member of the Global Future Council on Frontier Risk. She is a social scientist and expert on global risk and analyses how a range of actors (companies, policymakers, civil society, and local communities) make sense of ecological change and global risk, and how these actors transform and build resilience across scales given environmental pressures and social inequities. She has been the Professor-in-Residence at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development since 2012. Her research has been published in Nature, the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Ecology & Society, etc. Research aims to help organizations deal more effectively with sustainability challenges. Has led or is leading a number of large research grants related to sustainability and climate change, including philanthropic donations in support of science communication. She founded and is the Executive Director of the not-for-profit Arctic Basecamp which runs a flagship event in Davos alongside the Forum's Annual Meeting.


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