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David L. Levy
Professor, Department of Management
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Academic Co-Director, Sustainable Solutions Lab
Founder and Director, Center for Sustainable Enterprise and
Dr. David L. Levy is Professor of Management in the College of
Previously, David founded and directed the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, whose mission is “to foster a transition to a clean, sustainable, and prosperous economy.” The center engages in collaborations among businesses, universities, and policymakers to advance research and education.
David is frequently invited to lecture on the topic of climate change, urban resilience, and business and finance to policymakers, business and academic audiences. He has delivered presentations to a business forum in Berlin, a municipal finance conference in Detroit, a workshop of United Nations delegates in New York, and seminars at Cambridge, LSE, Manchester, Warwick, and MIT.
His recent media appearances include:
Boston Neighborhood News Network 4.6.2018. 10 minute segment on Climate Resilience Finance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxGhMj6Saak
Living Lab Radio NPR WGBH/Cape and Islands 4.11.2018 broadcast 4.15.2018 http://capeandislands.org/post/no-free-lunch-when-it-comes-coastal-resiliency#stream/0
Bloomberg Baystate Business 184.108.40.206. 106.1 FM in Boston with Peter Barnes. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2018-04-16/bloomberg-baystate-business-bank-of-america-nift-flooding
Featured in Boston Globe article on climate resilience: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/04/12/umass-report-cautions-billions-needed-for-local-climate-change-preparations/yWd2khQxMei8DNzUhrATkM/story.html
David has conducted extensive research on corporate strategic responses to climate change in the US and Europe, and financial strategies for urban resilience. David is also interested in the political economy of globalization and contested processes of governance around environmental and social issues.
David co-edits the blog Organizations and Social Change which provides insightful commentary and analysis around issues at the intersection of business and society, such as sustainability, workforce diversity, economic development, and globalization. He was also founding editor of Climate Inc., a blog devoted to discussion of business and climate change.
David is Associate Editor for Business