Richard Brubaker is the founder and managing director of Collective Responsibility, a shanghai based firm that designs and develops corporate responsibility and leadership strategy for corporations, nonprofits and academic institutions. He has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire and equip those around him to take their first step towards corporate responsibility.
Brubaker acts as a catalyst to drive sustainability, bring about needed changes in leadership and business models, and recalibrate old models so that new opportunities can be captured. His work centers around building foundations of knowledge, understanding core issues, engaging stakeholders and doing what it takes to move forward.
As managing director of Collective Responsibility, founder and executive volunteer of HandsOn China and visiting professor of sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Brubaker focuses on building platforms that promote long-term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.
To date, Brubaker has overseen the development and execution of more than 200 projects. He is regularly invited to speak about his work in social innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and leadership.
Brubaker holds a master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He serves as the vice chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.