Sustainable Innovation in Emerging Markets: The Need, the Opportunity, and the Challenges

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
3250 Elings Hall
Atul Wad


Dr. Wad has over 25 years of experience in technology and corporate
strategy, global competitiveness, sustainable business development,
technology and trade in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Latin
America and the Caribbean as a consultant, entrepreneur and
academic. Bringing a strong emphasis on sustainability, innovation
and governance, he specializes in the different aspects of designing
and implementing value added technology based ventures that build
upon the competitive resources of these countries and that produce
social and environmental returns in addition to private. Dr. Wad has
been involved in starting or building such ventures in various sectors.
He has been active in developing support systems for sustainable
technology based ventures (incubators), advising such companies in
technology strategy, management, marketing, corporate governance,
community engagement, trade and strategic alliance formation,
assisting in raising financing at various stages in the growth of these
companies, providing policy analysis to governmental and international
agencies in the technology and trade areas, and conducting policy
research on the issues involved in sustainable business development
in emerging markets. He has also taught, lectured and published
in this field. He is currently President of Sustainable Technology
Ventures and a Visiting Fellow at CENTRIM, University of Brighton.