Stuart L. Hart
Strategies for Sustainable Value


Stuart L. Hart


I'm Stuart L. Hart, a leading authority on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy. A few years ago, I defined the concept of sustainable value; my work includes over 70 academic papers and several books.

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Beyond Stakeholder Primacy

My latest book, Beyond Shareholder Primacy: Remaking Capitalism for a Sustainable Future, published in 2024, is a call to consciousness―and action―for individuals, organizations, communities, and nations.

Capitalism at the CrossRoads

My best-selling book, Capitalism at the Crossroads, published in 2005, was selected by Cambridge University as one of the 50 top books on sustainability of all-time; the third edition of the book was published in 2010.

nextgen BoP

With Ted London, I'm the author of a newly released book entitled Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid.

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Sustainable Value Framework


I help businesses develop strategies for sustainable value through:

- strategy retreats and workshops for senior executives

- in-depth consulting engagements focused on sustainable value portfolio management

- seminars and speaking engagements


At the Enterprise for a Sustainable World I work with my colleagues and partners because we believe that business is uniquely positioned to take the lead in moving us toward a sustainable world. We're committed to enabling companies to realize this opportunity through a combination of strategic innovation, education, and new capability-building.

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beyond greening

Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World won the McKinsey Award for Best Article in the Harvard Business Review for 1997 and helped launch the movement for corporate sustainability.

fortune at the bottom of the pyramid

With C.K. Prahalad, I wrote the pathbreaking article: The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid which provided the first articulation of how business could profitably serve the needs of the four billion poor in the developing world.

The Great Leap: Driving Innovation from the Base of the Pyramid
By Stuart L. Hart and Clayton Christensen, Sloan Management Review

A Natural-Resource-Based View of the Firm
By Stuart L. Hart, Academy of Management Review

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My clients include some of the world's leading companies:

ABN AMRO | Air Products | BASF | Baxter Healthcare | Conoco | Dow Chemical | Dow Corning | DuPont | Environmental Defense | Ford Motor Company | General Electric | Herman Miller | Hewlett Packard | IBM | Intel | Johnson & Johnson | IBM | MasterCard | Natura | Nature Conservancy | Nike | Petrobras | Pew Charitable Trust | Philips | Proctor & Gamble | S.C. Johnson and Sons | Shell | Solae | Steelcase | Tetrapak | Unilever | US Environmental Protection Agency | Wal-Mart | World Resources Institute


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