Bard MBA

Our People

The Bard MBA faculty reflects the broad diversity and extraordinary talent of sustainability-focused leaders in the New York City region and beyond. In addition to the permanent faculty at Bard, the weekend intensive structure of the program supports a remarkable set of cutting-edge practitioners as program faculty. Some of our faculty teach full time; some share their expertise for set modules. Guest lectures and case presentations are a prominent feature of the program. Experienced business leaders also support the program on the MBA Advisory Board.

Deborah Leipziger

Deborah Leipziger M.P.P. (Public Policy), Columbia University; B.A. (Economics and International Studies), Manhattanville College. Deborah Leipziger is an author, lecturer and advisor in the field of corporate responsibility. Her publications include The Corporate Responsibility Code Book, now in its second edition (Greenleaf, 2010), Living Corporate Citizenship (FT, 2002), and Corporate Citizenship: Successful Strategies of Responsible Companies, (FT, 1998). She is the author of Social Accountability 8000: The Definitive Guide to the New Social Standard (FT Prentice Hall, 2001). She advises companies, governments, and UN agencies on corporate responsibility and sustainability issues. She has advised leading multinational companies on strategic and supply chain issues, as well as a wide range of corporate responsibility initiatives, including the UN Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, the UN Environment Programme, and Social Accountability International. Ms. Leipziger is a Senior Fellow at the Lewis Institute at Babson College, where she is working on a textbook on social value creation. As of 2013, Leipziger is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Simmons School of Management. She serves as a member of several boards including the Global Responsible Investment Advisory and Oversight Committee of Aviva plc and the Sustainable Futures Advisory Committee of Alliance Trust Investments in the UK. She has served on the International Board of Advisors of Instituto Ethos in Brazil and the Advisory Board for the Center for Ethics at Manhattanville College, USA.