Prof. Margaret Flaherty

Dozentin Sustainability and Circular Innovation


Education: MSci /Tufts University (Boston); Juris Doctorate /Northeastern University School of Law (Boston); BA / UCONN (Storrs, CT); Executive Education /Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Business School (Boston).

Margaret has spent the last 25 years building coalitions and associations of leadership companies around business and sustainable development.

She was part of the founding team of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), helping build that organization for ~ 20 years as the Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff.

She is currently a Professor of Practice at IÉSEG School of Management (Paris, France) as well as a member of the Citizenship Advisory Boards of Abbott (USA) and held similar roles with Caterpillar (USA), Areva (France), AccountAbility (UK) and FSG (US & CH).

She has a MSci from Tufts University School Civil Engineering (Boston), a Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law (Boston) and a BA from the University of Connecticut. She has also completed Executive Education Programs at both Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Business School.

A Swiss, Irish and American national, she is based in both Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France where she combines teaching with consulting within a variety if industry sectors including agri-business, textiles and FMCGs.