Dr. Amelia Clarke

Professor And Director Master Of Environment And Business (MEB) Program University Of Waterloo Canada

Dr. Clarke has been working on environment and sustainability issues since 1989, including as President of Sierra Club Canada (2003-2006). She is now a professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo in Canada, where she is also Director of the Master of Environment and Business (MEB) executive-education online program. Her main research focus is related to sustainable development strategies, and includes a large research project on structuring multi-stakeholder partnerships to more effectively achieve sustainable urban development goals and other desired partner outcomes. This research project is in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.

Dr. Clarke’s work has been published in academic journals, books and practitioner reports. She holds a PhD in Management (Strategy) from McGill University. She sits on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) journal, and was Co-Chair of the 2016 International CSSI conference on Cross-Sector Partnerships for Systemic Change. Dr. Clarke is involved in the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN), and is a past Chair of the Social Responsibility Division of the Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC). She has also served on numerous advisory committees, including the Canadian Advisory Committee to the U.N. Habitat’s World Urban Forum III (2006); and on the Canadian delegation during the U.N. World Summit on Sustainable Development negotiations (2002). Her first UN conference was Habitat II in 1996, when she was the National Co-Coordinator of the Youth for Habitat II Canada Project.

For more information on the Implementing Sustainable Community Plans research project, which includes guidance on designing multi-stakeholder partnerships, please see: https://uwaterloo.ca/projectla21

For more information on the online Master of Environment and Business degree, which is designed for working professionals, please see: http://uwaterloo.ca/seed/MEB 

Events with Dr. Amelia Clarke:

  • Sunday 16