The Rubin Chair in Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University
Gail Whiteman is Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business. Her research aims to help organisations deal more effectively with sustainability challenges, an objective she established during her former career in the private sector.
Gail is also the Professor-in-Residence at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and was actively involved in building science-based targets including those for a future low-carbon economy. She is a Research Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), a Steering Committee member of the Future Earth Forum, and is an Executive Board member of the Resilience Alliance.
Professor Whiteman was a 2011 Global Finalist in the Aspen Institute's high-profile ranking of Faculty Pioneers in sustainability. She has led or is leading a number of large research grants related to sustainability and climate change, including the ICE-ARC research grant coordinated by the British Antarctic Survey. Professor Whiteman is also active in innovative business sustainability training and education and was the organiser of a high-profile event in 2011 - the Engaged Business Leaders' Forum - in which H.R.H. Princess Irene of the Netherlands and H.R.H. Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme participated.
Key research Interests: Climate change, Arctic, Sustainability, Business