Jorge E. Rivera is a professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy and Tucker-Endowed Fellow at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Prof. Rivera’s research focuses on studying how external environment factors are associated with business sustainability management strategies. Over the last few years, he has been examining 1) How nature’s adversity conditions affect corporate adaptation and mitigation to climate change, and 2) how natural disasters and industrial accidents affect foreign investment location by multinational corporations (findings and conceptual models published in Business Adaptation to Climate Change by Cambridge University Press, 2022). Another stream of his research focuses on evaluating how participation in green certification programs affects business competitiveness and environmental performance.
His manuscripts have been published in top journals, across multiple disciplines, including the Strategic Management Journal, Policy Sciences, and Conservation Biology. His last book, entitled “Business and Public Policy: Responses to Environmental & Social Protection Processes” received the Outstanding Book Award by the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management. The findings from his publications have been mentioned in more than 30 news stories by news outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and the Financial Times. He is the founding Co-Editor of the Cambridge University Press’s Book series on Organizations and the Natural Environment.