SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series
President's Faculty Lecturer: Dr. Sudheer Gupta
Dr. Sudheer Gupta is Associate Professor at SFU's Beedie School of Business, and Director of the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies. Sudheer’s recent research is focused on innovation and development in emerging markets, and social responsibility in global value chains. Sudheer was a faculty member at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Texas, Austin, and HEC Paris. He is actively involved in connecting research to practice via student projects, joint research with industry, and community engagement.
Can business help alleviate poverty?
Forty percent of the earth’s population lives on less than $2 per day. A majority of this population lacks reliable access to the basic necessities of life – food, water, electricity, sanitation, healthcare. Can business help? How? We spoke to and studied dozens of passionate entrepreneurs in developing countries over a two-year period. In this lecture, you’ll hear their stories – how they are finding innovative solutions to some of society’s “most wicked problems,” while creating sustainable businesses that don’t have to rely on philanthropy. Their examples provide powerful lessons on the interdependence of business and society, and the need to propagate responsible businesses that foster inclusive growth and shared prosperity.
Room 2600, SFU’s Surrey Campus
250 - 13450 – 102nd Avenue
Event is free. Please click HERE to register.