Deborah Leipziger, Senior Fellow, Lewis Institute, Babson College
Deborah Leipziger is an author, professor, and advisor in the fields of corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability. She advises companies, governments, and UN agencies on human rights and sustainability issues. She has advised leading multinational companies on strategic and supply chain issues, as well as a wide range of CR initiatives, including the UN Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, the UN Environment Programme, and Social Accountability International.
She is the author of The Corporate Responsibility Code Book, now in its third edition (Greenleaf, 2015). She is a co-author of Creating Social Value: A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers, (Greenleaf, 2014), Living Corporate Citizenship (FT, 2002), and Corporate Citizenship: Successful Strategies of Responsible Companies, (FT, 1998). She is the author of Social Accountability 8000: The Definitive Guide to the New Social Standard (FT Prentice Hall, 2001). Her books have been translated into Portuguese, French, Korean, and Chinese.
Ms. Leipziger is a Senior Fellow at the Lewis Institute at Babson College. Deborah currently teaches a class on People, Planet, and Profits at the Simmons School of Management. She has served as a Lecturer in the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program. Deborah serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship.
She has served on several boards including the Global Responsible Investment Advisory and Oversight Committee of Aviva plc; the Sustainable Futures Advisory Committee of Alliance Trust Investments in the UK; the International Board of Advisors of Instituto Ethos in Brazil; and the Advisory Board for the Center for Ethics at Manhattanville College, USA. Ms. Leipziger played a key role in the development of the social standard, Social Accountability 8000, and its first Guidance Document. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger has a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattanville College in Economics and International Studies.