Bio (Will Low)
Will Low is responsible for courses in sustainability and business. He sees the challenge is presenting to students the need for business to think about sustainability, not just as the responsible thing to do but because it is also “good business.” To achieve this lesson, Low starts by asking students to think about sustainability issues from their own perspectives and within their own lives, broadening this out to the context of business and society. During the last ten years Low has specialized in teaching about business and society, and sustainability issues.
Low taught economics, public and social policy, research methods and management at universities in England, Australia, Thailand, the USA, Canada and New Zealand. Low has an international reputation in his main research interests of fair trade and sustainable consumption/production. He has published 30 peer reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters. Low is a Fellow of the International School for Economic Research, Università degli Studi di Siena and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.
Low earned a BA (Hons.) and a MA, both in economics, at the University of British Columbia before going to the London School of Economics as Sir W.A. Lewis development studies scholar. While in England, Low worked as a researcher on several university projects while undertaking a PhD part-time. He was awarded his PhD in 1997, completing a thesis on micro-econometric analysis of firm level hiring and pricing decisions.