University of Vermont
David Jones

Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont (UVM) is the fifth oldest university in New England. The UVM’s academic program combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. The university is home to 9,970 undergraduates, 1,317 graduate students, 454 medical students and 1,364 full- and part-time faculty. Located in Burlington, Vermont (America's #1 College Town -- Travel + Leisure), UVM's setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, gives a mountaintop perspective of all that's possible.

UVM’s School of Business Administration educates responsible managers for success in complex, global, multi-stakeholder and sustainable environments. The new Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA) program prepares students to create profitable and sustainable business opportunities in a world undergoing transformational change. It is Accelerated ( 1 year program), with a Vermont DNA (having opportunities to learn from, and develop relationships with, leaders from a master class of sustainable enterprises, including Ben & Jerry's to Burton Snowboards, Cabot, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Seventh Generation), and is Multi-disciplinary (unique curriculum delivered by passionate faculty from our School of Business, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, and nationally ranked Rubenstein School of Natural Resources as well as the Gund Institute and Vermont Law School).

The Dudley H. Davis Center, venue of the 2015 BoP Global Summit, is the first student center in the nation to receive U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold certification

Lab Contact

Lab Leader:
David Jones
David A. Jones is an Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont, and Co-Director of its Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA Program (SEMBA). He is a passionate teacher who delivers SEMBA courses on Teamwork, Leadership and Innovation, and Organizing for Sustainable Transformation, and he regularly conducts full-day leadership workshops, having trained over 775 executives and managers in Vermont alone since 2004. David is a productive scholar who focuses on explaining why job seekers and employees respond positively to an employer's community impact and sustainable business practices. He has authored and presented over 80 papers at scholarly conferences, and has published over 30 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and conference proceeding papers, including articles that appeared in top academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Applied Psychology, and two other leading journals where he currently serves on the editorial boards: the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Management. David has established a reputation as a thought leader in the emerging literature on employee responses to sustainable business practices, and has received several honors and awards for his work in this area.