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William G. Russell
William G. Russell is an adjunct professor and research fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he developed his own curriculum for sustainability metrics and sustainability finance courses. He also serves as the principal of a sustainability management consulting company called Transitioning to Green Inc., where he leads the business consulting services and develops strategic sustainability plans and programs. A global leader in sustainability with over 25 years of experience in the field, Russell founded SKN Worldwide-USA, Inc., a sustainability consulting and technology services company. In 2004, he founded Sustainability Knowledge Network, a collaborative workspace portal to educate and engage businesses with customized sustainability solutions to improve their economic, environmental, and social performance. Previously, Russell has served as the managing director of SustainEdge, where he was responsible for the implementation of the company’s greenhouse gas accounting. Russell has worked with a broad range of clients, including government and intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, nonprofits, and small and large corporations. Russell is the co-editor and lead author of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When it all comes together.
Russell has a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in finance from Rutgers University. Russell is affiliated with Fairleigh Dickenson University’s Institute for Sustainable Enterprise as well as a member the University of Michigan's ERB Institute.