Faculty

The MBA faculty is composed of distinguished professors and sustainability practitioners that reflect the broad diversity and talent of those working within the sustainability realm. The Weekend Residency structure supports a remarkable array of cutting-edge practitioners that teach as adjunct professors, permanent Bard faculty, and notable guest lecturers.
Kathy Hipple

Kathy Hipple

B.S. Tulane University; MBA, Managing for Sustainability, Marlboro.  Kathy Hipple is a founding partner of Noosphere Marketing, where she works with mission-driven organizations, financial services and tech firms to communicate – and advance -- their ESG initiatives. While teaching Finance at Bard’s Sustainable MBA, Kathy infuses sustainability and regenerative capitalism into a traditional finance curriculum.  Prior to launching Noosphere, Kathy had an extensive background on Wall Street, working with international institutional clients at Merrill Lynch, and in local search, where she ran a NYC-based media company with nearly 200 employees and $35 million in revenues and served on the national board of the Local Search Association.  Kathy is a founding member of the Generative Council, a group of women leaders in the for-profit and not-for-profit sector. She serves on the boards of Meals on Wheels in Bennington, Vermont; Sawah Bali, in Bali, Indonesia; and The Center for Nature and Leadership, in Washington, DC.  She is working to launch a Sustainable Women’s Investment fund, which will select investments through a gender and sustainability lens.