Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness
The Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness (CSDGC) at Stanford University engages in research and educational programs that integrate business development strategies with leadership practices that will ensure enterprise growth and success within a healthy and sustainable natural environment.
Professor James O. Leckie is the Director of the Center, and Consulting Professor Jie Wang is the Executive Director of the Center.
We believe future economic and business development and competition will be conducted in the context of increasing environmental concerns and limited natural and human resources. Building competitive advantage in a global economy will require addressing the needs of smart business development and innovation in a rapidly changing business ecosystem, while fulfilling our social and environmental responsibilities and building a long-lasting foundation for sustainable development.
Researches focus on sustainable knowledge resources and nature resources, innovation driven sustainable development and global competitiveness, data science and decision making for sustainable development, cross-culture and multi-disciplinary learning for social and nature systems, smart infrastructures and smart cities, and smart manufacturing.
Workshops focus on innovation driven sustainable development and global competitiveness, leadership and strategies for sustainable enterprise and business development, planning and decision making for smart cities, and innovations of green technologies.