2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting

May 20–21, 2010 • Boston, Massachusetts, USA • The Charles Hotel


James Tansey
Associate Professor, Sauder School of Business, Canada

Mr. Tansey joined UBC in 2006 and is an Associate Professor, leading the University of British Columbia's (UBC) Sauder School of Business on activities for sustainability and social innovation. He is founder and Executive Director of ISIS, a center that is focused on sustainability and social innovation.

Research areas that Mr. Tansey has been involved in include social enterprise, climate change the social impacts and acceptability of new technologies. Working with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, he recently created the Climate Intelligence Unit to distribute news scans and briefings on the low carbon economy. Mr. Tansey has written on the role of public consultation in the governance of industrial societies, industrial ecology, scenario methods and climate change. His current research focuses on international markets for carbon exchange, innovation and strategic corporate social responsibility.

Mr. Tansey is co-founder of offsetters.com, a Canadian carbon offset company, and works with start-up companies in the clean technology sector. He has taught on MBA, EMBA, Executive Education, MSc and Undergraduate programs in the UK and Canada. He is co-director of Sauder’s new Accelerated Leadership Program and currently contributes to the MBA core and to graduate teaching in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Mr. Tansey has worked as an advisor and contributor to the World Economic Forum, the UK National Audit Office, Oxford Analytica, Cisco, Isis Innovation (Oxford), and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. In 2009, Mr. Tansey was named one of the BIV Top 40 under 40.

Mr. Tansey undertook his PhD in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia from 1996 to 1999. Prior to joining UBC he was based in the UK as a lecturer in Science and Technology Studies with the Said Business School in Oxford, where he was also deputy director of the Tansey Martin Institute for Science and Civilization.