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.
Lily Russell

Lily Russell

M.B.A. MIT Sloan School of Management; B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (International Relations and Spanish). Lily Russell has built career at the intersection of education and supply chain sustainability. She recently launched Explain the Chain to cultivate, clarify and connect stories and strategies about where things come from and go—supply chain thinking for kids, adults, executives and everyone in-between. Prior to Explain the Chain, Lily was a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Here she spearheaded the supplier engagement and supply chain transparency practice areas- leading clients through supply chain risk analysis, supplier and stakeholder engagement, sustainability scorecard design and implementation, quantification of environmental impacts, benchmarking, workshop design and facilitation. Lily was recently selected as a Fellow for The Balaton Group- an international network of researchers and practitioners in fields related to systems and sustainability. Her publications include: “The Path to Supply Chain Transparency”, DU Press, July 18, 2014 ; “Collective Responses to Rising Water Challenges”, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Deloitte Consulting LLP, October 2012; “Gaining Competitive Advantage in a Water Constrained World”, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Deloitte Consulting LLP, October 2012 Teach for America and co-founding World Camp for Kids were keystones to the launch of Lily’s career. Family, triathlons, fresh air and yoga keep her smiling.