Dr Robert Gale

CSI UNSW Affiliate, Corporate Responsibility and Accountability

Dr Robert Gale is Adjunct Faculty in the AGSM MBAX program. He teaches Business Strategy for a Sustainable Environment in the MBA Technology Stream and Corporate Responsibility and Accountability in the MBA Social Impact Stream. He is also Visiting Fellow, Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, UNSW Australia.

Robert has over 40 publications in environmental management and sustainable development fields. Over the course of his career he has worked on sustainability issues as a researcher and teacher in universities in Australia and Canada, and in policy and advisory capacities with the International Institute for Sustainable Development; the Governments of Canada and Australia; and the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

In recent years, Robert has contributed significantly to using social science to promote sustainability policy development, the understanding of the human dimensions of environmental change, and better management reporting, including corporate social responsibility reporting, on actual corporate performance. The social impacts of climate change, toxic pollution, deforestation, mining, tourism, floods, bushfires, clothing and high-tech manufacturing, which can be so devastating for communities, are considered within a corporate responsibility and accountability framework.

Robert holds a PhD from the Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo (where he specialized in sustainability research), a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and a Master of Science in Geography from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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