The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business draws on expertise from across different disciplines.
Gail Whiteman is the Rubin Chair and Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University, UK and Professor-in-Residence at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Her research analyses how actors make sense of complex problems and build resilience across scales given environmental pressures and social inequities. In collaboration with British Antarctic Survey, she is also the creator of the Arctic Basecamp at Davos, an innovative science communication and outreach event that calls for action from global leaders to address global risks from Arctic change.
She serves on numerous academic advisory boards and has over sixty peer-reviewed scientific publications in the Academy of Management Journal, Nature, Climatic Change, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Ecology & Society, among others. She has recently co-authored an impactful essay with Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, and leading scientists: “Three years to safeguard our climate”, Nature 546, 593-595 (29th June 2017).