Paul Shrivastava

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Paul Shrivastava, is Chief Sustainability Officer at The Pennsylvania State University, Director of the Sustainability Institute and Professor of Management. Prior to this he was the Executive Director of Future Earth, where he established the secretariat for global environmental change programs. He is a member of The Club of Rome, a global think tank.
He also leads the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Science for implementing SDGs at ICN Business School, France. He is advisor to Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, and Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS), Hiroshima University, Japan.


Implementing Sustainable Development Goals
Transdisciplinary methods and cultures


Ph D, Strategic Planning and Policy, University of Pittsburgh, 1981

Courses Taught

BA 397 – Special Topics (Variable)
Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.

Selected Publications

Shrivastava P., "Transforming Sustainability Science to Generate Positive Social and Environmental Change Globally." One Earth, vol. 2, 2020, pp. 12,
Cremades R., Surminski S., Manez-Costa M., Hudson P., Shrivastava P., Gascoigne J., "“Using the Adaptive Cycle in Climate-Risk Insurances to Design Resilient Futures”." Nature Climate Change, 2017