Timothy M. Smith
Dr. Timothy M. Smith is professor of sustainable systems management and international business at the University of Minnesota, where he is also the founding director of the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise and LINK at the Institute on the Environment.
Throughout his career, he has developed integrative approaches to sustainable systems performance measurement and decision-making within the contexts of supply chain management, product/process design, marketing and public policy. Smith's research has been published in a broad array of top-tier scholarly journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Bioresource Technology, Global Environmental Change, International Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment, Energy Policy, Environmental Science and Policy, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and Journal of Marketing Research. His work has also been highlighted in Bloomberg, The Conversation, Huffington Post, The Guardian, GreenBiz, Sustainable Brands, and other trade and local press.
Dr. Smith has held the rotating chair in sustainable entrepreneurship at Wageningen University, Netherlands (2011), and has served on the faculty at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica (2007; 2017). He teaches undergraduates, graduate students and executives in courses on sustainability management systems and strategy, systems thinking and analysis, and corporate sustainability and social responsibility – earning him numerous awards for teaching excellence and community engagement. Dr. Smith also actively advises governmental agencies on energy and public procurement policies, and consults numerous companies and organizations on advancing sustainability.