Executive Director, Sustainability Institute
Hal Hamilton founded and co-directs the global Sustainable Food Lab.
The Sustainable Food Lab is a consortium of more than 50 business, nonprofit and public organizations working together to accelerate the shift toward sustainability.
The Sustainable Food Lab incubates supply chain projects that demonstrate market-based solutions to the key issues—including climate, soil, poverty, and water—that are necessary for a healthy and sustainable food system to feed a growing world.
Hal was the Executive Director of Sustainability Institute, based in Vermont, from 2001 through 2006. Hal’s education was at Stanford University and the State University of New York, Buffalo. He has written numerous columns and journal articles and three chapters in books on agricultural policy and change.
Hal is an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative and many organizations and foundations as well as being a frequent guest faculty or lecturer at the MIT Sloane School of Management, the Harvard Business School, the Society for Organizational Learning, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and giving the annual George McGovern Lecture to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 2006.