Paul Shrivastava, professor of management and organization, has been appointed the co-president of The Club of Rome.

Shrivastava, the University’s former chief sustainability officer and director of the Penn State Sustainability Institute, was elected by The Club of Rome Executive Committee at the group’s annual general meeting in Winterthur, Switzerland.

The Club of Rome is a platform for leading scientists, economists, policy and business leaders to collaborate and promote leading-edge thinking. Its members identify holistic approaches to complex global issues and promote policy initiatives and transformative action to enable humanity to emerge from multiple planetary emergencies.

“After a 40-year career in sustainability management, I am motivated to create impact on a global scale. The Club of Rome is a valuable platform for this purpose,” Shrivastava said. “Our members are highly accomplished leaders from around the world, and working together we can continue to push for the systemic and urgent transformations needed for us to emerge from the current planetary emergencies.”

— Andy Elder