George Serafeim

Harvard Business School

George Serafeim is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he co-leads the Climate and Sustainability Impact AI Lab in the Digital, Data and Design Institute. He is currently teaching the course "Risks, Opportunities and Investments in an Era of Climate Change" that he designed for the elective curriculum of the MBA program and the course "Financial Reporting and Control" in the required MBA curriculum. He often teaches in the school's executive education programs for the most senior management teams of global companies. Previously, he taught, with Professor Rebecca Henderson, the course “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems”, which received the Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute and the Grand Page Prize, and he created the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project that designed methodologies and large-scale data, and incubated dozens of pilot projects around the world on accounting for social and environmental impact from corporate activities. He has presented his research in over 60 countries around the world and ranks among the top 10 most popular authors out of over 12,000 business authors on the Social Science Research Network. His book "Purpose and Profit: How Business Can Lift Up the World" explores the challenges and opportunities in building and sustaining profitable purpose-driven organizations that have a measurable positive impact on society.