Dr. Timothy M. Smith is professor of sustainable systems management and International Business, and founding director of the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, at the University of Minnesota. Throughout his career, he has developed integrative approaches to sustainable systems performance measurement and decision-making within the contexts of supply chain management, product/process design, marketing and public policy. Smith's research has been published in a broad array of scholarly journals and popular press, including the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Industrial Ecology, International Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment, and Journal of Marketing Research. His work has also appeared in The Conversation, Bloomberg News, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and other trade and local press. He teaches undergraduate students, graduate students and executives in courses on sustainability management systems and strategy, systems thinking and analysis, and corporate sustainability and social responsibility – earning him numerous awards for teaching excellence and community engagement. Dr. Smith brings insights from appointments at premier Universities in Europe and Latin America, and as an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow. He has advised federal and state agencies on energy, product and sourcing policies, and consults numerous companies and organizations advancing sustainability.