Deborah Leipziger is a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at the Lewis Institute at Babson. She has taught at the Bard MBA in Sustainability, the Simmons School of Management, and the Hult MBA program. Born in Brazil, Deborah has a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from Manhattanville College in Economics and International Studies.
Deborah has reshaped how we think about the role of corporations in promoting human rights and the environment. Through her books, lectures, consulting, and teaching, Deborah has given voice to the concept that companies have a responsibility to the communities in which they operate, and that global organisations can create social value alongside financial value. Deborah is the author of several leading books in the fields of sustainability and corporate responsibility, including The Corporate Responsibility Code Book and co-author of Creating Social Value: A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers. She has advised companies and organisations around the world on social and environmental issues. Deborah has been a force for change in fields as diverse as food, fashion and energy.