Mark B. Milstein
Dr. Milstein is Clinical Professor of Management and director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He conducts applied research in and oversees the Center’s work on market and enterprise creation; business development; clean technology commercialization; and sustainable finance.
Dr. Milstein specializes in framing the world’s social and environmental challenges as unmet market needs which can be addressed effectively by the private sector through innovation and entrepreneurship, thereby allowing companies to achieve financial success by creatively addressing problems such as climate change, ecosystem degradation, and poverty. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the S.C. Johnson Foundation, SEvEN, the World Bank, the University of Queensland, and the Water Resources Institute. Over the past decade, Milstein has worked with more than 65 firms across a range of industries, including renewable energy and carbon markets, life sciences and sustainable agriculture, consumables, food and nutrition, health care and hospitality management, as well as finance and international development.
At Cornell, Milstein serves on Cornell’s Academic Programs and Policies Committee (CAPP), the faculty advisory board of Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the advisory board for Engaged Learning + Research at Cornell, Cornell’s Public Engagement Council, and the University’s Regional Economic Advancement Operations Committee.