Barnett chairs the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, and Directs the Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is also the faculty director of the Stanford Executive Program.

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Environmental Social Sciences, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (2023 - Present)

Program Affiliations

  • Center for East Asian Studies

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Barnett studies how organizations are responding to the challenge of environmental sustainability. He is now establishing research sites around the world, investigating a number of areas where organizational adaptation is key, including: the proliferation of climate tech start ups, issues around environmental justice, the challenge of climate migration, and the urgent need to preserve the world's rainforests.

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