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david_photo 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

 Regional Competitiveness



Dr. David L. Levy is Professor of Management in the College of Management at UMass-Boston. From 2013 to 2015, he was Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research. He helped pioneer the new PhD track in Organizations and Social Change and supervises appropriate doctoral students. In 2011, David was the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award Winner in recognition of his work in the field of sustainability, business and climate change.


David is currently Academic Co-Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab, and along with colleagues researches climate resilience finance and equity. In April 2018, SSL published a report authored by David, ‘Financing Climate Resilience: Mobilizing Resources and Incentives to Protect Boston from Climate Risks’.


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.


See David’s CV for full list of publications and selected downloads. He also maintains profiles on  and google scholar.


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. 


Living Lab Radio NPR WGBH/Cape and Islands 4.11.2018 broadcast 4.15.2018


Bloomberg Baystate Business  106.1 FM in Boston with Peter Barnes.


Featured in Boston Globe article on climate resilience:


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 and Society, and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Organization and Organization and Environment. He is active with the Critical Management Studies interest group of the Academy of Management.