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  • Dave Payne is a business educator and consultant with over 20yrs of experience. Dave has provided strategic guidance, research, and tools development for clients in the beverage, building, communications, education, energy, pharmaceutical, publishing, retail and technology industries. He has an ongoing consulting practice, and has completed strategic IT and sustainable business projects for companies such as AutoDesk, Coke, Harvard Business School Publishing, IKEA, Shell, State Street Bank, and musician/artist David Bowie. As an Instructor in the Masters of the Environment (MENV) Program, he teaches sustainable business topics. Earlier research interests include system dynamics, organizational learning, and environmental policy.


  • sustainability, eco-efficiency, ethics, values, social responsibility, socially responsible enterprise, socially responsible investing (SRI), sustainable business, natural capitalism, triple bottom line, TBL, stakeholders, systems thinking, system dynamics, lifecycle analysis, LCA, industrial ecology, biomimicry, climate change, corporate social responsibility, CSR, energy, environmental, green, green building, LEED, ecological economics, market failure



courses taught

  • ENVM 6100 - Special Topics for Master of the Environment Program
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand.
  • MBAX 6570 - Topics in Sustainable Business
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides a comprehensive overview of the core concepts, strategies and practices of sustainable business, emphasizing innovative business practices and entrepreneurial opportunities created by the sustainability movement. The topic of sustainability will be approached from the unique perspectives of seven core disciplines of business administration: economics, strategy, ethics, organizational behavior, operations, finance and accounting, and marketing.


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