Gunther Glenk, Assistant Professor of Business at the University of Mannheim, has been awarded a Climate Fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society (BiGS) at Harvard Business School (HBS). The cohort of six awarded scholars from around the world will work at the intersection of business and climate change, focusing on developing solutions for companies to mitigate and adapt to global climate change.
Professor Glenk’s research examines challenges and opportunities related to corporate transitions toward zero net emissions. Specific topics include the economics and management of corporate carbon emissions, decarbonization and sustainable energy technologies, and incentives for accelerated climate action.
“Many companies worldwide have now articulated ambitious climate targets. But most are struggling to identify cost-efficient pathways to substantial emissions reductions and to report their progress in an accurate and reliable manner,” says Professor Glenk. “At Harvard Business School, I will be in an excellent environment to contribute towards developing decision tools for managers to navigate both challenges.”