Michael Pirson is a scholar of humanistic management, which holds that business and commerce ought to protect human dignity and promote societal well-being. He is currently a professor for Global Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship at Fordham University, New York. He is the co-founder of the Humanistic Management Network and the International Humanistic Management Association, global organizations bringing academics from various disciplines together with practitioners, policy makers and media representatives to accelerate the transition towards a life-conducive economic system. Michael is also actively exploring the role of higher education in positive change making and social innovation, leading Fordham University’s efforts as ASHOKA Changemaker Campus. He has won numerous awards for his work, including from the Academy of Management and is a Full Member of the Club of Rome.