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.
Kevin Eckerle

Kevin Eckerle

M.B.A. (Environmental Policy & Strategy), George Washington University; Ph.D. (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Illinois State University; M.S. (Ecology and Evolution), University of Dayton. With experience in government, corporate, and non-profit sectors, Kevin has spent the last 15 years working at the intersection of corporate strategy, public policy and environmental science. Kevin recently joined New York University's Center for Sustainable Business (within the Stern Business School) as a Senior Research Scholar and the Director of Corporate Research and Engagement, after more than seven years as a sustainability strategist in Accenture Strategy. Among his recent projects at Accenture, Kevin collaborated with the World Economic Forum to build strategies that better engage the consumer and enable more sustainable lifestyles. This collaboration led to the launch of Collectively.org and the Positive Change Effie Award, each of which is focused on establishing the sustainable lifestyle as the norm. Prior to Accenture, Kevin was a strategist with Esty Environmental Partners (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers), a Legislative Fellow in the U.S. Senate, where he oversaw several of the nation’s scientific agencies, and a consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme where he worked on Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessments and the collection and evaluation of biodiversity data. Before his career in policy and sustainability strategy, Kevin was an ecologist, studying the unending variety of songs and dances that have evolved for avian mating. Kevin has published on the circular economy, corporate strategies for sustainable consumption, the evolutionary ecology of birds, the impacts of climate change on plant and animals, and the economics of coal-generated electricity. In addition, Kevin previously served on the Advisory Group of EarthShare New York and the Board of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility at the George Washington University School of Business.