George Serafeim is the senior partner and co-founder of KKS Advisors, and a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He co-founded KKS Advisors in 2013, with the goal of applying robust academic research to support organizations to develop effective strategies for sustainability.
George has taught courses in the Harvard MBA and doctoral programs, chaired Executive Education programs, written more than 100 articles and business cases, and presented his research at over 100 conferences around the world.
His research interests are centred on international business, equity valuation, corporate governance and corporate reporting. His work has been published in numerous academic and practitioner journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Finance and the Harvard Business Review, and has appeared in media outlets including the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. George serves on the Technical Review Committee of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings and has served as a member of the Standards Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
George earned his doctorate in business administration at Harvard Business School, where his dissertation was recognized with the Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research. He holds a master's degree in accounting and finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was awarded the Emeritus Professors' Prize for best academic performance.
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, 2015 - Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, 2017 - Investors as Stewards of the Commons?
Eccles, Robert G., Ioannis Ioannou, and George Serafeim. "The Impact of Corporate Sustainability on Organizational Processes and Performance." Management Science 60, no. 11 (November 2014): 2835–2857.
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